Conservatories are fantastic spaces for holding dinner parties, relaxing in and even using as a home office.
There are three strong trends in interior design predicted for 2018 and they are relatively easy to use within your conservatory.
Once you get the structure of your conservatory up to date you can add accents of on trend designs to really give your conservatory the “wow” factor.
Floral patterns, vintage lighting and dark countertops and surfaces are the three main interior designs for 2018.
1. Floral Patterns
Conservatories became popular with affluent people in the Victorian times. Plants were brought home from exotic world travel and were cared for in the conservatory. Conservatories then evolved over time to become a place to relax in. The floral pattern trend really lends itself to the heritage of the conservatory. Add floral patterns to your conservatory by getting furniture reupholstered or by adding cushions and rugs. Green and pastel shades will also blend the boundaries between outdoors and indoors, perfect for this room that leaves the house and joins the garden.
Ensure your conservatory is sufficiently heated for year round use. You could simply purchase a plug in heater and if your conservatory is insulated the room will soon heat up. Or as a more modern option you could consider infrared underfloor heating which is easy to install and would give a luxurious heat to your room.
2. Vintage Lighting
The trend for vintage lighting is strong in 2018. There’s the option of replacing all your lighting with copper pendant lights for an updated look, or adding vintage style lamps. Getting the lighting right in a room is essential as it creates an atmosphere, important for entertaining!
Vintage is luxurious and adds a touch of elegance to any dinner party.
To keep your room cosy in the winter months, good insulation is crucial. As heat rises, it is important to consider the construction material of your conservatory roof and replace if necessary. Modern glass roofs keep conservatories warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and look stunning. You could consider installing a tiled roof, similar to that of your house.
3. Dark Surfaces
Choosing dark surfaces for a conservatory may not initially seem the best option, however dark surfaces and countertops give the perfect contrast to light, airy rooms. If your conservatory contains your kitchen, choose dark work surfaces to stay on trend.
Dark flooring could also be considered. Your choice of flooring will also have a huge effect on how warm and cosy your conservatory is in the winter. Tiles are a practical, easily cleaned option, but can be cold. A quality laminate or wood floor would give a warmer feel, with the benefit of being easy to clean too. Cover the wood or tiles with rugs in the winter to make the space warmer and remove in the summer.
Hopefully this article will help you get the most from your conservatory all year round whilst staying on trend with current interior design styles!
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