Once you’ve had your Cheshire orangeries constructed, the fun can really begin! Is there anything more exciting than doing a bit of shopping and really transforming an empty space into a liveable room where you want to spend all your time? Of course, these days we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to home furnishings so making decisions can be a struggle. Here are a few ideas to help you narrow your choices down.
Because conservatories and orangeries are typically light and airy on account of all the glass used in the construction process, many homeowners opt for lighter furniture in such spaces, rather than kitting them out like they would the living room, for example. Rattan furniture will always be a popular option because it’s so practical for this part of the house. It works well in the summer when it’s hot and is able to handle heat and humidity, so the wood won’t split or dry out.
Chances are you’ve heard of Lloyd Loom before. If you’re looking for something completely traditional that has been used in conservatories for years and years, then Lloyd Loom furnishings are a safe bet. Furniture from this brand – first introduced back in 1922 – is basically improved wicker, smooth to touch and without any sharp joints so your clothes won’t get caught. What’s more, it won’t creak, distort or bend, so a great option for a conservatory or orangery.
Mid-century modern design will always be enduringly popular and if you’re a fan of this particular period for home furnishings, then you’ve simply got to include Ercol pieces in your conservatory. They’re incredibly stylish and very hard-wearing, so will really stand the test of time – and they’ll represent a really unique touch that’ll transform your house into a home in no time.
Wicker and wood
If you fancy combining some materials, wicker and wood is a good way to go. They work really well together and are wonderful choices for a modern conservatory look. If your space is open plan and has lots of light, this kind of furniture will really stand out and also help to make your conservatory feel as though it’s an extension of the garden.
Of course, you may prefer to decorate with upholstered sofas and armchairs, much like you would in your living room and there’s certainly no reason why you can’t do this. There are all sorts of products out there so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for – but we would perhaps advise going for low-lying furniture so you can make the space feel substantially different to your living room. This will also open up the rest of the room for decorating, since you’ll have more wall space to work with.
If you’d like any further help or advice, get in touch with the Malbern Windows team today.