Whether the spring and summer months bring an occasional stream of sunshine or the brown hues of autumn leaves are dropping, the time to create a cosy conservatory burrow is upon us.
Whether you have a vast conservatory area or one of more modest size, there are still many things you can do to create that perfect relaxation domain at your home.
No matter the space you have, to create an area of zen-like comfort, you must ensure that your room is not cluttered, is comfortable, and gives you the sense of calm you love.
Who doesn’t love some soft furnishings? They are comfortable, soft and warm, and although those summer months may not require the same amount of covering up as your winter months, there is no reason why the same furnishings can be used for all seasons.
So firstly, by furnishings we mean cushions, blankets and throws. All items that won't break the bank and can be easily stored if you want to change things up by season
We don’t believe that you can have too many cushions. Smaller cushions should be placed on all of your sitting furniture. Just make sure there is still room to lay back and relax. Matching your furniture’s colour tones with your cushions can help turn a somewhat chaotic image into a soft, passive look that will calm the senses.
Large cushions can be placed on the floor areas for those who prefer a lay about experience. They can be perfect for those who like to shift into the sunny spots for their reading, instead of being stuck on a sofa or armchair. Not only that, but large cushions can also be an excellent spot for your pets who may wish to join you on your relaxing days and evenings.
Blankets are never a bad idea. A soft blanket can soothe you, bringing warmth and comfort no matter the location. In those winter months, they will help you wrap up and get warm. In the summer months, they act as an evening cover-up for when the temperature drops. Blankets are probably the most versatile of the soft furnishings we recommend.
Much like the aforementioned blankets, throws can be a lovely addition to your chairs and sofas. They can add a touch of vibrance to your sitting area and convert a regular seat into a plush lounging area that is soft to the touch. In addition to that, should you decide to change the colour theme of your conservatory, a throw is a far less expensive way to keep your chairs in the same palette as the rest of your room.
Greenery is healing
The colour green has long been attached to calming the senses and healing. Therefore, it's no wonder that it has become quite the statement to fill your home to the brim with life-giving plants.
Plants are a wonderful addition to any conservatory space, and generally speaking, most plants will flourish in a warm and sunny environment. Everything from Swiss cheese plants to a more modest succulent should be a welcome addition to your cosy conservatory space.
Filling your ledges and coffee tables with plant life can be an addiction but a positive one. We believe that if you can’t be outside, you can help your wellbeing by bringing the outside in.
Cosy lights and light up corners
Lights are vital in creating an incredible atmosphere in your cosy conservatory. A well-placed light can bring with it a sense of wonder and a relaxing tropical vibe. Yet, at the same time, can create a den-like feel to those more humble conservatories.
Whether it's a small table lamp, a lamp hidden behind a wall of plant life, creating a rainforest-Esq sensation, or a freestanding floor lamp placed by your seat for your reading hour, we will always choose a lamp over a direct overhead light.
If you lack the space for a coffee table light or floor lamp, you can still create a calming glow by converting your overhead bulb into a central art piece. There are always more options out there to help make your space perfect.
There you have it. Three easy steps to help create a calming and cosy atmosphere in your conservatory. Just a few minor adjustments (and a lot of plant shopping) can turn your space into the room for all your relaxation needs and give you a wonderful area to cosy up with your loved ones, be them, children, partner or cat.