Once a conservatory is built, the next task is to choose the appropriate conservatory blinds and furnishings that will finish the structure. In today’s market there is a large choice of furniture and retailers, which can both help and hinder you.
Is it is important to be sure of what you are after before selecting the final items. When there is such a large choice available it is important to narrow down your search as quickly as possible.
Some of the things to consider are the size of the room, how the room will be used and how often, your budget obviously and the style of furniture with respect to the style of the conservatory and the rest of the property.
The first point that must be made when choosing furniture for a conservatory is the size of the conservatory itself and its natural walk-throughs from the house to the outside. If the conservatory is larger, there is obviously more scope in what can be used.
Alternatively, if the conservatory is quite small, it is important to choose compact furniture that will maximise the use of space. Regardless of size it is important that the finished conservatory offers a feeling of space.
Furniture that is out of proportion to the room can spoil this effect.
The most popular styles of furniture for the conservatory are cane, rattan or wicker which is also commonly used in patio and garden furniture. These offer a pleasing natural, outdoor feeling to the conservatory in keeping with the light openness caused by the infusion of light. However, a problem here us that this type of furniture does require special attention not normally given to furniture.
It is important that this type of furniture is not exposed to direct sunlight for a prolonged period.
Which of course is exactly what a conservatory does offer. Therefore, a careful choice of blinds to protect the furniture is essential. Any such exposure will cause the furniture to age rapidly and so the use of efficient blinds is very important. Another good idea is to cover the pieces when not in use for longer periods
Cushions and fabric considerations are also important when contemplating furniture pieces for a conservatory. Once again the exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged periods can cause fabrics to fade prematurely.
The color scheme and furniture style should take into account that the conservatory is meant to be a transitional space between the main residence and the outdoors. Therefore, the furniture should not obstruct the main walkway or dominate the room in the way that it meant in a conventional living room.
Go to www.conservatorypro.co.uk/large-conservatories where you can see more about large conservatories and then think about how to furnish your extension.
Common choice of furniture, therefore, are combination pieces like rattan with discretely coloured fabric cushions will provide a nice compromise in the conservatory space between the outdoors and inside.