Posted: Thursday, 17 December 2015 @ 13:32
Christmas is just around the corner, and if you haven’t put up your tree and decorations yet then no doubt you’re planning to as soon as possible. Making the home cosy for the holiday season brings enjoyment and satisfaction to many homeowners, and the Christmas decorations seem to multiply each year! It’s not just about the tree anymore – you need lights in the garden, a wreath on the front door and tinsel in every room. But what have you got planned for the conservatory?
In some homes, the conservatory or garden room can become a bit lifeless during winter – abandoned as a space used solely for summer. We’re here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case! The conservatory can be a wonderful room all year round, especially when it comes to entertaining - holding Christmas parties and even serving up Christmas dinner in there on the day itself.
Although your conservatory may not have a chimney breast or a fireplace, it can still sparkle throughout the festive period. Here are some top ideas for Christmas décor in the conservatory:
If you have sofas, armchairs and other furniture in the conservatory then it’s time for a Scandinavian Christmas makeover. Red and white throws with Scandi patterns, as well as some festive cushions can really bring a Christmassy feel. Get rustic with your table decorations, using lots of wood and greenery for a modern festive style.
Lights, lights, lights
It’s almost impossible to create a cosy, festive atmosphere without fairy lights. You can use as many or as little as you like, but some extra lighting is a must at Christmas time. You can lay them in a horizontal line around the top of the conservatory, where the windows meet the roof, or lower across the windows. More light in the conservatory will also create warmth in the room and make you want to spend more time in there.
Christmas is probably the best time to make use of the tall, open roof of the conservatory. Hang festive garlands, tinsel or gold drapes from the ceiling, from one side of the room to the other. This will really add something extra to the room and make the conservatory more inviting at Christmas.
With so much glass in the conservatory, it would be silly not to take advantage of it at this time of year! Decorate the windows with spray on snow, snowflakes and any other festive images or messages. This one is great if you have kids so they feel involved in the home decorating.
Follow these tips and you’ll soon have a Christmas wonderland in the conservatory! Need more inspiration? Check out Houzz.