A conservatory is a large investment for a home and often one that can become more expensive than some people can realize. It is incredibly easy to go over budget especially with a project you might not have total control of, unless you can build one yourself and hit no issues during the build. As such I am bringing you some thrifty ideas on how to decorate and use the space well in your new conservatory or orangeries.
Leave building to professionals
As I am sure so many of you know to do but make sure that you stick to a professional company to do the building work for you. There are many people all over the country that get tricked into parting with their hard earned cash by rouge traders and con-artists.
Professional companies will make sure that the conservatory is built to not only a safe and usable condition, but also spot and inform you of anything that could effect the build. Their goal is to make sure you spread good word about them by providing you with a good job, not by trying to just part you with your money.
A rustic feel
Although many will want to keep with the clean and new feel for the new addition to the home, have a quick think on how it would feel with a little bit of rustic charm.
This doesn't mean you have to distress the paint job of the room, no you can leave that as is. Focus the rustic feel on the items going in to give a contrast to the rest of the room.
Wicker and rattan items are quite inexpensive (depending on where you find them) and have a pleasant rustic charm to them. Many will also need nothing else to be done to them, whilst some could easily take a single layer of paint before a light distressing to cause a brilliant shabby chic look.
You can also get creative with items like rope. An example of using this would be turning an old tyre into an Ottoman or a stool/footrest by combined the rope and tire. Just think how awesome it would even look as a table with a bowl of oranges on top.
Check out this post on how to transform a tyre.
Now a conservatory can be used at all times of the year but lets face it in Britain the best times to use it are in the summer during our few glorious days of sunshine or if you are like me and enjoy the sound of the rain then during anytime it rains.
There are many breeds of tropical plants that can do quite well with infrequent visits from a water can, as if like me you will often forget. If you don't want real ones then you can get brilliant artificial ones for cheaper at many places like Home Bargains. You will not need too many of these and when combined with a few tropical art pieces or wall stickers and boom you have your own little tropical paradise.