Make Your Conservatory a Winter Wonderland

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Untitled-10_01So you’ve invested in a delightful conservatory and loved spending time relaxing and hosting parties with impressed guests over summer. However, now that winter has arrived you may think that your conservatory is no longer the most relaxing place to reside in your home. It can seem rather dull in the grey winter months but here are a few tips to help you realise your conservatories full potential and ideas that will ensure you can enjoy this special space throughout the whole year.

Create your very own Christmas hub

In summer your conservatory is great for light and bringing the outdoors into your home and you may feel like this is lost come winter but there are ways that your conservatory can become something just as good in the winter months.

First of all, because the weather outside is frightful, you need to make this room as cosy and warm as possible. A nice electric fire place can be a good way of doing this as it will provide sufficient warmth and the modern flickering of superficial flames will also create a feeling of warmth through perception.

Now, because the nights get dark a lot earlier, it can make your conservatory a fairly dim area of your home because usually you depend on the outside light to brighten the room. One great way to get around this is adding lights to your conservatory in the form of fairy lights and other Christmassy decorations which will turn this room into something that everyone will love. It may also be a good idea to add lights to your garden because usually in your conservatory you can take in the view of your garden and appreciate the outdoors but because it is dark this is no longer an option. However, it may be argued that winter brings a welcome change as it gives you the opportunity to show off a different side to your garden with some lanterns and fairly lights wrapped around certain trees and bushes and again this effect can be extremely pleasant and will be sure to impress your guests as well as lighting up your home through winter.

A modern Santa’s grotto

With some Christmas decorations and lights, your conservatory will look great from the outside and will give off a very positive first impression. Why nUntitled-11_01ot go all out and get a Christmas tree set up in here. It will look right at home in a conservatory as it blends in with the outside and a real Christmas tree will add that bit extra with the divine smell it produces making your home a true wonderland.

Match your conservatory to the snow with some white lights and, if you eat in here, a nice white table cloth for your Christmas dinner. Some greenery may help to add warmth to the icy design. The kids will love this room if it’s decorated with Christmas ornaments and lights which will make it seem like a glass alternative to Santa’s grotto.

Paul Jennison

Former Managing Director at Warmseal, 2002-2015. Family man with a passion for interior design.

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