As you decorate your home for Christmas, it can be easy to forget the conservatory. Yet, at this time of year, when space is so often at a premium, you’ll particularly appreciate the extra room offered, making entertaining much more enjoyable and comfortable. (It could even provide somewhere for overnight guests to sleep.)
So follow our tips for keeping your extension toasty and warm, stick on some seasonal music and decorate your home improvement to make it as welcoming as the rest of your home. The good news is any conservatory, whatever its shape, style or size, can be made to look elegant at Christmas time!
And not only will you have additional space for games, pre-dinner drinks and the like, but you could even consider making your dining table the centrepiece and enjoying Christmas lunch in your orangery or conservatory.
Create a snug winter grotto with the tree as your focal point. You could even have a second tree in your conservatory if two family members have different ideas about how festive trees should be decorated! Or you may want to have a second smaller one that the children can decorate.
Choose a real or artificial fir – the good news being that most conservatories have hard floors rather than carpets, making clearing up the needles easier.
Add some other foliage, including holly and ivy or mistletoe, or get creative with pine cones and silver spray paint. Equally, add a splash of seasonal colour with a traditional poinsettia plant.
Let there be light
With all our conservatories and orangeries featuring well thought out socket points, setting up and plugging in fairy lights should be easy. What’s more, if you don’t use blinds (or you can roll them up if you do), the windows reflect the illuminations, making the whole place look even prettier. Carefully placed candles could also enhance the effect.
Choose accessories to create a cosy atmosphere. Think warm blankets and throws in natural textiles, plus large, comfy cushions and woollen rugs.
Cards on show
While Christmas cards are always a pleasure to receive, it can be hard to know where to display them. If you run out of space, the windowsill on your conservatory is a great alternative.
Finally, if you’re ambitious enough in your decorating to be planning a colour scheme, combine the seasonal classics of red and green, add a dash of glamour and luxury with gold and silver, or create a winter wonderland with icy white hues.
With so many options, you should have plenty of fun decorating your extension this Christmas.
Of course, a conservatory isn’t just for December – you’ll love benefiting from the extra space all year round. At Worthing Windows, covering the West Sussex coast from Ferring to Shoreham, we’re experts in fitting quality products our customers love. Take the first step and get in touch today.