Posted: Thursday, 5 November 2015 @ 13:37
Unfortunately, many conservatories are abandoned over the winter time because they can get rather chilly. With the clocks rolled back and the weather becoming notably colder, winter is here and is time to make the most of staying in. With this in mind, it’s important to make sure you can enjoy your whole house, especially over the Christmas period, so follow these simply tips to make a cosy, warm conservatory this winter.
Around a third of heat from a home is lost through its windows – and conservatories have a lot of glass! This is why conservatories can feel draughty and chilly when it starts to get colder outside. The best thing you can do to keep the warm air in your conservatory and stop it escaping is to fit window shutters. They are more effective that blinds at stopping the hot air escaping, and also have an aesthetic appeal.
Lamps and candles
Lamps offering low, ambient light and candles serve a dual purpose – they make the room look lovely and cosy, but they also generate heat. That means you have a win-win situation on those cold, wintery nights and you can cuddle up in a cosy atmosphere in the conservatory.
Some heat can also get lost through the floor, and as you’ll be walking around on the floor it’s a good idea to make sure it’s warm. You can lay carpet or thick underlay, and for added warmth how about a layer of insulation? If you need a budget option, rugs are also great for making the floor a little warmer beneath your feet.
Most people choose to keep conservatory colour palettes neutral – which is great for spring and summer, but can have a cooling effect in the winter. Introducing warm tones such as browns and reds will immediately make you want to spend more time in the room. Why not paint one wall or add some seasonal cushions?
Every room needs a warm, cosy throw in the winter months – which means the conservatory could do with at least a couple! Drape them over the furniture to make the room look and feel warmer, and if you’re really struggling to warm up you can snuggle under the throw to get cosy.
Follow these tips and you should notice the conservatory becoming much more welcoming during winter. You’ve made the investment of the extra room, so you should be able to use it all year round. Do you have any more tips on making the conservatory cosy? Let us know!