Are you dreaming of soaking up the summer rays from the comfort of your conservatory couch? Thinking about those long, warm evenings with friends and family? Or perhaps spending your weekends reading and relaxing in your own blissful sanctuary?
Whatever your plans for the summer, there’s nothing better than getting your UPVC conservatory in tip-top condition. Here’s how to do it.
1. Declutter and clean your conservatory
Don’t get ahead of yourself by spending hours scrolling Pinterest for conservatory design ideas. Instead, start with the basics – and do a big clean up.
During the winter, conservatories can become a secondary storage room, full of toys, clothes, and assorted knick-knacks. Simply investing a few hours to tidy away the clutter can do wonders for the appearance of your conservatory.
To get the most out of the sunny weather and bathe your conservatory in light, you’ll also want to get the windows sparkling clean. Wipe away all accumulated grime and dust, as well as any fingerprint smudges from tiny greasy hands.
Once the decluttering and cleaning is done, then you can start to think about revitalising your conservatory living space.
2. Go green with plant life
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a modern or traditional conservatory. Whatever your conservatory’s style, it will be improved with green, healthy houseplants.
These colourful plants and flowers are synonymous with summer. Try placing a pot full of Red Aglaonema on your window sill, hanging a String of Pearls from your ceiling, or characterising a corner with a stunning Peace Lily. For small conservatories, the idea of filling the space with greenery is certainly a charming one. And weaving fairy lights around your plants is a great way to create a spellbinding summer-themed wall feature.
If you don’t have the gardening touch yourself, you could always invest in faux plants to give you year-round greenery.
3. Change the furniture in your conservatory
Whether you want to switch out small conservatory furniture sets or feel like you could fit a larger sofa into a bigger space, new conservatory furniture ideas go a long way to refreshing your interior.
Bistro-style dining sets are ideal for small conservatories, creating somewhere to eat breakfast or enjoy a coffee.
Side tables next to sofas can be both functional (somewhere to put your drink!) and aesthetically pleasing, giving you a delightful finishing touch.
Coffee tables filled with books, magazines, and newspapers create a relaxing centrepiece.
But don’t just think about what you can add to your conservatory. Take a good look around. Is there anything you can remove? Can you free up space for plants or art? These changes can transform a small conservatory into a delightful walkway to your garden.
4. Add a splash of summer colour
Once you’ve got your furniture in place, it’s time to think about your conservatory décor.
Consider adding some new, colourful throw cushions to your seating area, along with a matching throw blanket draped over the back of the chair. Use these accents to complement or contrast against your existing décor, depending on the style you’re aiming to achieve.
Pinks, blues, and lavender purples will add a seasonal shine to your conservatory. They’ll also complement any plants and flowers placed in the room.
Art is another way to extend the summer colours to your walls. Look for charming, brightly coloured prints and invest in a good framing service.
5. Ask the experts at Eurocell
Here at Eurocell, we love to get the most out of our conservatory all year-round. That’s why we always stress the importance of good UPVC windows and UPVC doors. Environmentally-friendly windows and stylish conservatory doors are always a great place to start.
For more inspiration on getting your conservatory just right for the summer, take a look at our Pinterest board or see what other helpful conservatory-based tips we have in our extensive blog archives.