Hit refresh: how to update an old-fashioned conservatory
Conservatories are a very popular choice for homeowners wanting to upgrade their habitat with a versatile all-year-round extra room without splurging on a proper house extension.
They have actually been around for a great number of years and whilst Edwardian and Victorian style conservatories are still favourites, they can look a little outdated and out of place if the rest of your home decor is more contemporary.
Thankfully, it can be fun and easy to update an Edwardian-style conservatory to match to the rest of the house without a crazy big budget. Hit refresh now and be ready for Spring with our top conservatory decor ideas and trends to get you started.
- All white
White everything is going to be huge this year. It’s also a great way to update a room that’s a little tired looking while making it seem bigger. Extremely fresh and easy on the eye, it’s a trend that is just spot on for a conservatory where you will want to relax at the weekend alone or with the family.
It’s also fairly easy to put into place and you really don’t need a big budget. Wooden floorings and furniture can be painted in white: don’t hesitate to ask for advice in specialised DIY shops on which paint to buy.
Depending on the type of wood (laminated or real wood), you will need various types of paint. Expect to spend around £20 per gallon for quality paint. Add a natural fiber carpet on the floor, a few green plants plus other white accessories and you’re set: all white minimalist conservatory chic.
Geometric patterns have been around for a few years and this trend just isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s also a perfect way to modernise your home and get creative selecting patterns and color schemes. With geometric-patterned carpets, cushions and lighting, you only need a few accessories to get it right.
A little Scandinavian style is always a sure way to revamp any room in the house and with the right mixture of colourful, minimalist patterns and natural materials, it’s also perfectly adapted to a sunroom or conservatory.
Scandinavian style is all about a white base with subtle burst of colours and raw, wooden accessories and furniture. At the moment, blue and yellow tones are favourites, applied on cushions or on the walls with posters and curtains.
Minimalist and metallic, the industrial trend can sound cold at first and ill-suited for a conservatory, but it’s actually a great way to transform an old edwardian style room into a swanky, modern place you will love to showcase to your friends. Leave the brick walls, timber and steel columns of your old conservatory exposed for a great manufacturing district look and shop around for a few cast iron and leather accessories to bring in a little organic flair.