Your conservatory is perhaps the most unique room in your home, a transition room between the in and outside areas of your property, a room where the sunlight is welcomed in to create a fresh outdoor feel to your home. But what kind of furniture best suits this area of your property? It is important to get the right furniture for the room, some may be better suited to the look and feel of the area than others and some may be more suitable for the brighter space than some types. The task of decorating this new space can be an enjoyable experience, giving you the chance to experiment with new ideas but it could also be more challenging than you had anticipated, the main thing to keep in mind when making these decision is what the main use of this room is?
Some homeowners decide to use their conservatory as it was originally intended for i.e. an area for the improved growth of plants and vegetables and decide to fill the area with pot plants, some use the space as a play room, a space for entertaining friends and family or a space for family meals, whatever your main use it is important to get the right furniture to match.
If you spend a lot of time in your garden and plan to use the conservatory as a transition area then you will want something that you can use drag out onto the patio to take a break but you will want the furniture to be non-stain and easy clean such as wicker or rattan furniture or you risk bringing too much of your garden back indoors.
If you want to liven up the room then why not play with a bright sofa and some colourful accessories to really give the modern look to you conservatory extension. If you fancy something a little more understated and simple then perhaps a more traditional table and chairs would suit your conservatory best, it makes a great room for family meals or entertaining finds and family.
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Some people choose to use their conservatories as a place for entertainment, to chill out and watch movies or listen to music, if this is the case then you might decide to go for a decedent, luxurious sofa like you might see in a lounge room. This also offers an alternate place for relaxing and even a place to watch your own shows if the watching in the main room is not to your liking.
As we have discussed it is important to choose your furniture based on the surrounding where they will be put and one of the most important considerations is size, you don’t want to go and choose a great new sofa only to get it home to discover it doesn’t fit the room, make sure you make detailed measurements and even draw out a room plan before you purchase your furniture and also consider how you will get the furniture in there once it has been delivered.
Other things to consider is the temperature of the room, are there any period feature to be matched? Don’t buy furniture which will be bleached by the sunlight in the room, look for durable, low maintenance and even reflect as to whether lightweight furniture would best suit your needs.