Christmas has arrived and so has the chance to decorate your home and, more specifically, your conservatory in keeping with the holiday season.
The conservatory, for those who have one, is considered one of the most sociable areas of a house, and so is a prime area to decorate for Christmas. This is thanks to the open and bright feel the room creates. Of course, there are a number of things you can do in any rooms of your home for the festive season, but here are our little tips for doing up your conservatory or orangery.
One of the best ways to start decorating your conservatory is to choose a style or trend that works well with the style of the extension, including the interiors. So if youve got a traditional orangery with a classic interior, choosing traditional colours such as reds and golds would be your best option. However, more contemporary conservatories would benefit from modern colour schemes.
The decorations are also of significant importance and wed really advise those with small children in the home to pick shatterproof decorations. The mixture of hard floors and small hands usually results in breakages and potentially minor injuries. Baubles, tinsel and beads are all available in safe materials.
Youre met with a wide range of choices when it comes to seasonal lighting. Think about both interior and exterior lighting. White fairy lights tend to be the classic option, but illuminated cotton ball lights are quite popular at the moment and can add a fun, festive atmosphere to your conservatory.
When shopping for exterior lighting, make sure the products are designed for use outside, especially if it rains! You dont need to go over the top with exterior lighting, as you dont want to detract from the design of the extension. Again, pick lighting that will suit the style of the conservatory or orangery.
If you think fairy lights or artificial lighting is too harsh, and does not accomplish the look youre after, then there are other options out there. If you have a traditional orangery or conservatory, then you should consider using carefully placed candles to creative a festive atmosphere. However, be careful if you plan on having these lit whilst children are around, or if you are planning on have a busy social gathering.
The Christmas wreath is something that has been part of the Christmas tradition in the UK for hundreds of years, and work wonderfully in a conservatory. Many modern day Christmas wreaths also come with lights and offer that vibrancy and warmth that people have come to love over the Christmas period.
Conservatories can really be the perfect place to spend Christmas, and by thinking about the style and atmosphere you want your decorations to create will make it that little extra special.