The positioning of furniture is both a skill and an art form, and when it comes to conservatory furniture the task can be even more difficult. Space is often limited and it is important to strike a balance between the view outside and creating a space that is comfortable.
Does that mean that it is hard to get right? Well the simple answer is, no. As a matter of fact, it just requires a little basic planning and interior design know-how, as well as an understanding of how to buy the right type, style and size of conservatory furniture.
The end goal is to purchase furniture that enhances your conservatory as much as possible. It must work with the space not against it. It is important that you do your research, look online, visit showrooms, and take inspiration from the home style magazines.
The key to a well decorated conservatory, be it a modern or classical style you’re wanting to achieve, is to think contemporary. And what we mean by that is when you're looking at the right combination of furniture and accessories to be put in your conservatory, less is always more.
Keep the space minimal and uncluttered; light and airy, it suits the nature and function of the room so much better than a room that is full of 'stuff'.
Another important factor to take into account is the colour scheme. It is vital that you identify colours that work together in the space you have.
For example, neutral colours such as ivory, white, light browns, yellows or pale greens always work well in a conservatory as they help to reflect sunlight. Again, its back to light and airy.
You could create a relaxing holiday-style conservatory by pairing rattan furniture with a bright splash of colour, giving the room a vibrant and sunny feel. Alternatively, you can take a more neutral conservatory and add a touch of luxury with a traditional rattan style dining table and chairs.
Alternatively, why not transform your conservatory into an informal dining area? Make use of the latest retro styles floral fabrics, and mix it up with a contemporary cube style dining set and classic linens for a chic contemporary feel. The chairs fit neatly under the table when not in use, a great way to maximise space if its limited.
And if you do have a small conservatory, then it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Why not go for a low coffee table with a two-seater rattan sofa? It takes up very little floor space, but it will still give you a comfortable, light, summer room feel. Perfect for a little relaxation with a frothy vanilla caffè latte and your latest Kindle purchase. Or is that just me?
There is a definite science to laying out a conservatory in order to maximise your view.
Take a step back and look at the space you have to work with. Glass or polycarbonate roofs and large French doors mean most conservatories have a lot of glass panes and so ample opportunities exist.
Quality is another important consideration. Any new conservatory furniture needs to be of high quality so that it will last for many years. You want all-year-round conservatory furniture that not only look good when viewed from inside or outside the home, but furniture that delivers comfort, and durability.
For me, synthetic rattan style furniture ticks all the quality and design boxes. It is the perfect choice for any conservatory. Stylish, flexible and it will not fade in the sun that floods into a conservatory.
The key to a good conservatory layout is to be able to maximize your furniture placement and make it functional, all whilst being able to sit back and enjoy the views of your garden.
Look at what colours there are in your garden and coordinate this with the furniture or flooring, thus bringing the outside, inside your conservatory to create the perception one large space.
Regardless of which type of conservatory furniture you decide to purchase, at the end of the day, your conservatory has to be a reflection of your personal style and aesthetics. Whether you decide you want want to go sleek and modern with metal furniture or take on a more classical look with wood or wicker, it’s easy to get the style and design that suit you and the rest of your home.
And you don’t have to drive around every local Garden Centre and DIY superstore looking for the right furniture too... Just shop online! Ahem, Lazy Susan!