Your conservatory is an in-between space. It is not entirely part of the garden, but it still remains separate from the rest of the house. Making sure the furniture is consistent with the rest of your home, as well as both stylish and comfortable, can be difficult.
Matching the garden
As they are situated closely together, you want your conservatory to harmonise with your garden. This applies to the general aesthetic – wild or organised, colourful or sedate – and more specific details such as garden furniture. If you have a table and chairs on your patio, you will want your conservatory furniture to complement them. They do not have to match exactly but ensure they are not a jarring contrast. Garden furniture has to be more weather resistant than conservatory furniture, but rattan is a popular material that can be used indoors or outdoors and is not too expensive.
Some conservatories are designed to be quiet spaces where you can escape the rest of the house. Others become the centre of family life with children and pets constantly moving through. If yours is the second, you will probably want to make sure your furniture is hard to break and easy and clean. Either way, you want your furniture to support your overall intent.
Similar alternatives to rattan include wicker and resin. Their materials can be easily dyed and shaped into the form you would prefer. Rattan is also well-suited to the increased humidity often found in conservatories, which tend to experience extremes of temperature compared to the rest of the house. Furniture in dark woods like teak or even metal can appear heavy and are often more expensive. As conservatories tend to have large windows, furniture may also fade because of the exposure to sunlight.
If in doubt, bespoke conservatory specialists like those at Worcester Conservatories may be able to offer advice. Worcester Conservatories is just one of a network of conservatory specialists around the Midlands and South West. As well as Worcester Conservatories, websites such as https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/conservatories/article/guides can provide guidance on all stages of planning, building and decorating your conservatory.
A properly completed conservatory can be a delight. Make sure you take the time to ensure both inside and outside are somewhere you will be happy to spend your time for years to come.