The recent heat wave has confirmed that summer is finally here – it’s time to relax and enjoy the sunshine. It’s the best time of year for spending time in the garden or reading in the conservatory or orangery. After all the British summer is still unpredictable so you always have the option of retreating to the conservatory while still enjoying the view of your beautiful garden should the weather take a turn for the worst!
Summer is all about BBQs, garden parties, al fresco dining and coming together with family and friends. If you like to entertain during the warmer weather, then perhaps it’s time to make sure that the conservatory is looking its best. If the garden room is looking a bit tired and weary, here are a few suggestions to breathe some new life into it and freshen up the styling.
Building techniques have come a long way since the standard conservatory, which means modern extensions are much more resilient and energy efficient. If you need an old conservatory refurbished, then a new roof can make it seem like new. The LivinRoof can be installed on top of the current glass panels and offers supreme strength and quality. It provides a warm room which can be used all year round so you can enjoy the conservatory for more than three months of the year.
If the exterior of the conservatory is looking a bit worse for wear, it may be time to replace the guttering. It’s important to maintain gutters and clean them out regularly, as a build-up of debris can spread dirt around and leave the conservatory looking messy. If you think part of the guttering system is broken it needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
Blinds are an essential element of any conservatory – they help control the amount of light entering the space and can also cool the room down and protect the furniture from sun damage. Blinds also add a decorative element to the room, so if your blinds are looking weary or you fancy switching up the colours, it’s time to invest in some new ones. Venetian blinds are very popular at the moment but other styles can also complement the rest of the décor.
What most people love about the conservatory is how it is the best of the both worlds – a combination of outdoors and indoors. You can enhance this feeling by using greenery throughout the conservatory as much as possible. Potted plants and herbs look great on the windowsill, and you might even want to try a climber or a living wall. Always check which plants are suitable for the temperature and humidity of the conservatory.
To give the garden room a fresh summer ambience, use splashes of colour as accents. Cushions and throws in bright shades such as yellow and blue can really make a difference. Also replace big thick rugs with rattan rugs and choose a cute patterned table cloth.
Are you ready to revamp the conservatory?