Chic Conservatories

Posted by Isabelle Salter on

You might hear the word ‘conservatory’ and have flashbacks of being made to eat fish paste sandwiches at your grandparents’ house, but it’s time to reclaim the conservatory, as they are the new must-have addition to your home.

 

They provide a light, bright and relaxing space for you to enjoy, whatever the weather. It may be teaming down with rain outside, rendering your garden useless, but there is something incredibly calming about being snuggled up listening to wild weather outside.

This is why it’s important to deck out your conservatory with the same consideration as any other room in your home. Comfy seating is a must, as are accessories which bring a sense of zen to you - whatever your type of zen is!

Here we are looking at three very different styles, all equally gorgeous, providing you with some inspiration on how your can decorate your new favourite room.  

Hollywood Regency Style

Hollywood Regency is the epitome of luxurious design. The term was coined by designer Dorothy Draper, who combined lavish fabrics with strong lines and contrasting colours. Velvets are a must-have in any interior styled with Hollywood Regency in mind, as is the use of gold and bold colours and patterns on the walls. It is a style where more is more! For inspiration in this style, have a look at the Amsterdam restaurant Mama Kelly, and the interior style blog Interior Curve.

We have some amazing pieces which could help you on your way to creating a dreamy Hollywood Regency conservatory. Our beautiful Piper dining chair is a great example of Hollywood Regency style, with its soft pink seating and gold detail, it’s effortlessly chic and will instantly transform your room into a Golden Era sanctuary. Alternatively, choose one of our wire bucket chairs, and you’re good to go.

We have loads of stunning items in this style, so have a look at our Geo Gold collection to find your perfect piece.

British Colonial Style

From classic American style, to a classic British style. For a light and refreshing look, why not look to British colonial style to guide your decor for your conservatory? The style comes from around the 1800s, when the British Empire was dominant across many parts of the world. This meant that the style fused together traditional English pieces with a melting pot of influences from across the world. Rattan furniture is a must for this style, and add to it large plants, quirky accessories and animal print. 

For some inspiration on who does this style well, have a look at the restaurant chain Dishoom, and this blog from interior stylist Samantha Bacon.

Our Havana Sideboard (£499) would be ideal as a drinks cabinet in your new colonial era room, with its parquet front and antique gold detailing. 

Accessories are a must, to show all the worldly places you have visited, and our Patterned Ginger Jar (£99) would make a great addition, as would our Decorative Storage Chests (£249).

Don’t forget to add lots of leafy plants for that authentic colonial look! 

Beach Hut Style

For many of us, some of our fondest memories are from British beach holidays as children. Whether that was riding donkeys on Blackpool beach, or collecting pebbles on the Cornwall coast - there’s nothing quite like breathing in salty air and having sandy toes. 

If you’re not lucky enough to live by the sea, it is possible to recreate those feelings at home. So why not turn your conservatory into your own little beach hut?

Your colour pallet should be blues, turquoises and creams. If you don’t have any walls to paint, you can inject some colour through fabrics via throws for your furniture, and rugs. 

The great thing about beach hut style is that a lot of it is really easy to DIY! Display all those beautiful pebbles you’ve collected over the years from holidays gone by, and look out for delightful pieces of weathered driftwood on your next seaside trip. 

As we mentioned before, the centrepiece for any conservatory is comfy seating, and our swinging egg chairs are not only great for garden use but can be used indoors too! We have four on offer, so have a look at our collection

We have some lovely accessories which will compliment your brand new beach hut, such as our wicker heart collection, where you can either have a hanging wicker heart with rope detail (£49), or the slightly larger wicker heart wall art (£55).

Mirrors are a great way to create the illusion of space, so if your conservatory feels quite small, hang up a mirror or two with a beachy feel - and we have just the thing. If you’re looking for a larger item, our plank mirror from the Deanery Collection (£210) featuring stained wood fits perfectly with the theme. Or if you want something a little smaller, our wooden circle mirror with rope detail compliments our hanging wicker heart piece well and creates a cohesive look for your room. 


There you have it, three very different, but all equally beautiful ideas for your gorgeous garden room!