Posted: Thursday, 29 October 2015 @ 12:45
After an almost non-existent British summer, it’s time to prepare for the seasonal changes
that arrive at this time of year. Autumn can be a wonderful season, full of sunny yet crisp days and colourful, crunchy leaves – so how can we bring these autumnal elements into the home?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to style your conservatory and add special seasonal touches. Read on for some simple tips to make sure your conservatory is ready for autumn.
Blinds and Curtains
Autumn can still be a great time of year for enjoying the garden, as when it gets a little chilly you can retreat into the conservatory to shelter from the cool breeze. However at night you can really start to feel the difference, and winter seems to creep in earlier each year. Make sure your conservatory is prepared for the cooler weather, and the best way to keep in the heat is with blinds and curtains.
There are plenty of options for conservatory blinds, and it will depend on the shape of your windows and ceiling. Blinds are a great option all year round, but when autumn comes around you might choose to switch to thermal blinds. Curtains are also a great seasonal addition – think deep reds and browns as a suitable colour scheme.
Conservatories are a great source of light during the summer, but as the days become shorter and the dark evenings draw in, it’s time to think about your lighting options. Too many conservatories are abandoned in winter because they feel dark and cold – good lighting can really make a difference. Low level lighting gives a warmer feel, and a mix of floor lamps, table lamps and fairy lights will really transform the space once the sun goes down.
You’ll be surprised at the impact a few homely additions can make to a room – especially a conservatory. For example, a large rug can make the room a lot cosier, and a splash of colour in cushions and throws can be really effective at injecting personality. Complement the autumnal colours outside the window with red, orange and brown decorative home accessories.
Styling your conservatory for autumn couldn’t be simpler – it’s similar to the décor updates you’ll probably carry out in your lounge. By scattering cushions, getting the lighting right and keeping the room as warm as possible, you’ll ensure the conservatory is a comfortable space to take advantage of all year round.