Modern conservatories are used for all kinds of purposes, so how should you decorate yours? Whether you choose a classic style or contemporary, your room can be effortlessly stylish.
The style of your conservatory furniture can be chosen to complement the overall décor of your home and the style of the conservatory structure itself. If the rest of your home is furnished with antiques in a traditional manner, a very modern style of furniture in the conservatory would look out of place.
The good news is that there is a wealth of styles to choose from when choosing items for your conservatory, and you're sure to find something that perfectly complements not only your home's ambience but also your own personal tastes.
The Contemporary Conservatory As A Dining Space
If you are choosing to use your conservatory as an extension to your home's living areas rather than as simply an add-on to your garden, you can have complete freedom to furnish it in any style you choose. Many people prefer to use their conservatory as a dining area, second family room or home office rather than in the traditional manner, and so this allows homeowners wider scope of choice of furnishing style.
If you are using your conservatory as a dining area, you can choose either a traditional wood table and matching chairs or something more modern in glass – either would work well in this type of space. If your conservatory is more traditional in design, you may want to complement it with classic pieces, whereas if the space is lighter and more airy, with cutting edge bi-fold doors, you may well want to opt for something more contemporary in style.
A rattan dining set is an excellent compromise between traditional and modern, and helps to make the transition between the garden and house seamless.
A Second Family Room
If you intend to use your conservatory as a second family living space, you may want to steer away from the heavy traditional furniture which you would choose for your lounge. Three piece suites in leather are often out of place in this type of garden environment, and classic shapes and sizes may well swamp this smaller space.
However, for families who want to enjoy the complete comfort of a proper sofa and armchairs, while also benefiting from a stylish appearance, rattan suites are the ideal solution. Hard wearing yet effortlessly sophisticated, they can rival any lounge set for comfort, but are better suited to the informality of a conservatory space.
Easy to care for, rattan items are available in both lounge and dining ranges, and can be mixed and matched to create the perfect look. Whether you are looking for a simple sofa with a matching coffee table, or a corner sofa with a matching footstool, you are sure to find something to meet your expectations, and in a colour that complements the rest of your décor.
Other Furnishing Choices
Although wicker furniture may be traditional, it works well in a conservatory space that is intended for use for its original purpose. Although not ideal for everyday use, it is still a good option thanks to the fact that it will not fade or deteriorate even under the strong sunlight that conservatories are subjected to. Wicker furniture works very well for a Victorian theme, and looks good when paired with traditional tiles and pastel shades.
Conversely, if you want to go for a an extremely modern look, a minimalist white approach can be very eye-catching. Choose a contemporary white coffee table paired with light coloured furnishings and lots of glass accessories and details, and the room will work seamlessly with today's modern homes.
Overall, the key to furnishing a conservatory appropriately hangs not only on the homeowner's own personal tastes, but also the style of the entire house. As long as the furniture is in keeping with the rest of the home, both classic and modern styles look equally impressive and are sure to make the room a welcoming and inviting space in which to spend time. Whether you are using your room as a living space, dining room or for any other purpose, stylish furniture is easy to find.
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