The average cost of adding a conservatory to your home is €10,000.
A conservatory is a building with 50 per cent sidewall coverage and at least 75 per cent glass coverage or polycarbonate glazing on the roof. In the 17th century, it was a building with large windows built to help conserve citrus plants during winter.
Today, conservatory designs help to add aesthetic value to your house.
Thanks to modern design trends, and by using the right décor, you can convert your conservatory to an elegant and stylish room. Here are some great design ideas that you may want to implement for your conservatory.
1. Upholstering the Dining Chairs
If you are using your conservatory as a dining area, you can re-upholster the chair with a unique botanical fabric that has refreshing colours.
The pattern and texture you use will create an ideal setting for entertainment. To help build cohesiveness in the room, you can have the dining table legs in the same colour and tone as the rest of the room.
2. Creating Mood With Lighting
One helpful way to set an authentic ambience is by using lighting. A conservatory acts as a middle ground between the outdoor and the indoor.
You can, therefore, include storm lanterns in your designs and place them on the floor so they can draw the focus to the garden.
You can add LED festoon-style fairy lights to use in the evening. For a cosier feel, you can have a layer of furniture with some throw pillows on the ground.
3. Taking a Classical French Approach
A traditional approach towards a conservatory is by having an all-glazed structure that is made from glass, wood or wrought iron frames.
You can have the frames in black if your overall décor theme is to use neutral shades such as grey, ivory and taupe. You can warm up cold surfaces such as the floor using throws, pillows and fluffy rugs to create a pleasant contrast.
4. Connecting to the Kitchen
If you have a large family, you may opt to extend the conservatory with the kitchen. By doing so, you can create a bigger yet affordable kitchen diner that is spacious enough to host everybody in the family.
You make even get a small space to squeeze in a sofa. Having the roof with a Victorian peak will help to make the space bigger and provide more light to the room. You can set up some blinds to protect you from direct sunlight during meals.
5. Creating a Library
If you love books, you can transform your conservatory to a library. A conservatory can become a good reading room due to the plentiful supply of natural light.
You can set up a floor-to-ceiling bookcase and a comfortable seat. A neutral-dark colour will help set the mood of the room. You can also have a ladder to use when fetching books from the highest shelf of the bookcase.
Powerful Conservatory Designs
A conservatory is more than an extra room in a house. It helps to transform spaces and enhance the experience of living.
For you to successfully design an elegant yet classy conservatory, you need to have a rough picture of what you intend in your mind.