Nature is so precious and beautiful we can never replicate its charm, even in the most luxurious interiors. However, we strive to welcome nature indoors in many ways, from introducing houseplants to harnessing natural light with oversized glass windows. Of all of nature’s beautiful creations, natural light surpasses all in changing the entire atmosphere of interiors. It is what makes conservatories timeless. They could be sunlit, airy, and green, all at the same time too. And these conservatory interior design ideas make sure nature’s presence is felt across your home’s new addition.
Decorate to a theme
A theme gives a vision for your creativity to flow and offers the opportunity to introduce contrast and adventure. Most want their conservatory to be an extension of their garden. A tropical theme allows you to use pops of green boldly with tall plants, patterned wallpaper (a page out of The Jungle Book or simply leafy), and rattan furniture. Bright colours and bold prints for conservatory décor keep with the theme.
Or you could live the cottagecore dream from your conservatory with a rustic and country theme. Use reclaimed wood for that old-fashioned charm and also because it is good for the planet. Lantern-style lighting, vintage paintings, pastel colour palette, wooden beams or ceiling, brick walls, upholstery, a fireplace, and Victorian-style vases with country flowers add pastoral images.
The contemporary conservatory is more convenient to achieve with the clean lines and the sleek exterior of the glass in a conservatory. A glass ceiling with pendant lights, Scandi-sofas, glass sliding doors, glass-topped tables, and minimalist chairs make the living space feel mondaine. Modern conservatories can also have biophilic interiors with indoor trees like lemon & olive and miniature greenery.
Layer colours and patterns
Colour is paramount to interior design. You can always rely on neutrals, especially whites, yellows, beige, and creams. These colours bring in more light and an airy feel, which is important for conservatories. Neutrals also make it easier to choose an accent colour. Warm earthy tones like moss greens, burnt orange, amber and terracotta are perfect for a cosy look and feel. You can use these colours for the cushions that rest on a white sofa or to paint frames, edges, and borders.
However, you can also use dark greens, dark blues, teal, and lavender for a more dramatic effect, provided there is plenty of light to compensate for darker walls. Use lighter accent colours and décor for darker walls. Using wallpaper with bright designs on neutral backgrounds will also give a painted-on look.
Once again, you cannot go wrong with a neutral colour scheme. A stone floor can carry both the traditional and contemporary look well. Ceramic, marble, and sandstone are popular choices for the luxe effect. Flagstones, granite, slate, and limestone are ideal for a rustic conservatory design. Tile flooring can also bring plenty of elegance to your living space with mosaic, patterned, and monochrome tiles. If your indoor greenery has a strong presence in a light-filled conservatory, black and white tile floor design can blend in and contrast at the same time.
Wooden floors can make your conservatory more unifying with the rest of the house if you have wooden flooring across the rest of the rooms. With the type of wood, grain, and texture, you can make it look more rustic, refined, or contemporary. Use patterned rugs to adjust flooring to the theme.
Conservatory furniture can alter and complement the character of the space. Upholstery, whether pastoral, neoclassical, or bold jungle prints, can make your conservatory feel warm and comfortable, especially in autumn and winter. If you are using it as an informal dining room, upholstered chairs can give it a more relaxed atmosphere and a change of scenery from the main dining space. If you want a living room vibe for the conservatory, upholstered sofas and chairs bring a stylish attitude. Use pastels, earthy hues, and prints in the mix. Avoid using the same style of furnishings and decor as the rest of the house. Using bright colours, especially for larger furniture, can make a smaller conservatory feel more spacious.
A conservatory blurs the boundary between the outdoors and the indoors. It has the best of both worlds. Without greenery, you are depriving the conservatory of its chance to shine. You can go for the garden room-inspired look with plenty of foliage. Indoor trees, shrubs, climbers, and decorative plants in large planters will add pops of bright greenery. You can also introduce miniature plants based on your theme. Pots of lavender, flowering bushes & plants, and potted herbs will add cottage garden colours to a country-themed conservatory.
Whether it is a picture of an azure pond, scattered leaves, mossy earth, colours of desert sand, flamingos, or wild flowers, you can use colourful, neutral, earthy, patterned, and monochrome designs to adorn the floor and make it part of the decor.
A conservatory offers the opportunity for adventurous and dramatic design ideas to make it a sanctuary for inspiration and quiet retreats. They are not just for sunny summers but also for autumnal evenings and rainy days to connect with nature ensconced by creature comforts. GS Brown Construction has been building quality homes for over 30 years, incorporating the best design elements for comfort, functionality, and superior aesthetics.