Written by Ryan Duffy
Being in the summer months now, means that you can have more chances to enjoy your conservatory! Conservatoires are a great room to have in your home and offer a great alternative to the traditional lounge or dining room – but are you sure that you’re making the most of your conservatory space? To ensure that you do, take a look at the tips below.
Keep it as a Living Space, not Storage
It is very easy to sometimes use your conservatory as somewhere to store your bits & bobs that you never really use. However, having lots of boxes and clutter can completely take the shine out of the room. This will obviously give you less space to sit in but it will also mean you won’t be able to use the room when you have guests come to visit.
Opt for Built-In Storage
Often, a conservatory is the space which is used to relax read a book, watch a film, or get on with some studying. This will mean that you will have magazines, DVD’s and books which will need to be stored somewhere. The problem with this is that having big bookshelves just for these items can take up lots of space – so you will need something which is built in. The best items are coffee tables with sheves underneath, or a bench that can open up and store things inside.
Keep Furniture to a Minimum
All good conservatories will need to have some furniture in them for when you want to unwind or have guests come visit. However, the problem with a lot of furniture is it can take up lots of space and you should aim to keep it to a minimum. The best way to go about this would be to use folding chairs and tables which drop on the edges so when there are no guests visiting you have more free space.
As much as you want to save space in the conservatory, it is also important that it doesn’t look too plain and mundane. The best way to get about this is to use accessories that don’t take up space. Great picks for this type of décor are photo frames that you can hang on the wall, or plants that offer a more outdoor feel to the room.
Written by Ryan Duffy. Ryan is a freelance writer who is a recent university graduate in Media Studies and interns for Desser. His passion for people & writing has encouraged him to pursue this career full-time. He enjoys writing about home improvement and lifestyle topics & this is where most of his work has taken him.
Edited by Andrea Wexelblatt. Andrea is an editor out of Reno, NV. She is a mother to two wild little boys, a student, and a wife. When she isn’t editing text she enjoys spending time with her family in the Sierra Nevadas.