The best way to design a conservatory

The modern flat-roofed conservatory is a real extension of the house. It directly contributes to the comfort of the entire family. It is therefore particularly important to design it in such a way as to optimise this comfort and to express a certain lifestyle. As such, the design of the conservatory must be planned in advance before the actual construction work is carried out. It is important to consider this from the very beginning of the design process. However, the layout of the conservatory will be determined by its direction and shape. What is the direction of light? Which windows will be sliding? Can the shading be adjusted?

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Make sure the conservatory is well connected to the house

Before focusing on the details of the design of the conservatory, it is important to ensure that it seamlessly fits in with the rest of the house. Once again, this takes place at the design stage.

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In terms of consistency with other parts, both aesthetic and functional aspects must be taken into account. The movement of people as well as the circulation of fresh air and light should be seamless between the conservatory and the adjoining rooms. Achieving this fluidity requires, among other things, an aesthetic balance between the different locations. Whether it is the choice of colours for the walls, the materials and textures of the casement doors and windows, each element must be carefully selected with the aim of marking both the consistency between the rooms and the uniqueness of the conservatory as an exclusive space within the house.

It is not always easy to find the right balance between consistency and visual break. Particularly because it depends on individual tastes as well as on the style of each house. Whatever the case, it is important to remember that the conservatory is a real extension of the house with an aim of improving the general comfort of the house without compromising on its appearance.

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Decorating floors and walls is a matter of common sense

Like any room in a house, a conservatory also requires adornment, furniture, decoration and a floor covering. However, a conservatory is not any kind of a living room!

A modern aluminium conservatory is in many cases a link between the house and the garden as well as a link between the interior and the exterior. The only other room that has traditionally served this purpose is the entrance to the house. However, the entrance area is not technically a living room, unlike the conservatory. This unique feature must therefore be taken into account when making design choices.

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Which is the best flooring material to use?

When it comes to flooring, it is best to use tiles as they are suitable for all uses including living rooms, kitchens, playrooms and rest areas. In some cases, conservatories designed as a library, a small living room, or on several floors, a very resistant parquet floor can be considered. Whatever the case, it is preferable to choose a material that is easy to maintain given that the movement of people to and from the outdoors is prone to bring dust, pollen and plants with it.

Correct placement of the furniture

It is important to think about the aesthetic balance of the conservatory when furnishing the space. Conservatories are open spaces that allow air and light to circulate. It is therefore advisable to avoid furniture that is too heavy and too high as this will interfere with the distribution of light. Thanks to the aluminium design and the perfect integration of conservatories, it is also possible to select well-integrated elements such as fitted kitchens and bathrooms. As a rule of thumb, the design of the conservatory should be considered from both the interior and the exterior. Above all, avoid placing furniture against glass surfaces as this would have a disastrous aesthetic impact on the garden!

What is the best way to use the walls?

Wall decoration is more of a secondary issue. There are some conservatories that are connected to the house by a bay window. Very often, when a conservatory is installed into one or two supporting walls, the walls are used as storage space for various pieces of furniture. Furthermore, one of the best ways to make good use of the interior walls of a conservatory is to incorporate wall units. This helps to optimise the usage of the room whilst retaining the appearance of the room’s measurements without taking up too much space on the floor. What is most important is to maintain the harmony of the room and not to overcrowd the conservatory.

Facilities needed for a conservatory

Like any living room, a conservatory serves as both a convenient and a comfortable place. This dual function must be kept in mind when choosing the right furnishings for the conservatory.

Choosing accessories

Some accessories have to be identified early on during the design of the conservatory. They include the layout of the sliding surfaces, the type and style of blinds, and the choice of lighting systems that are integrated into the aluminium structure. These features on their own can give a certain personality to the room!

Therefore, when choosing furniture and decorations, the right colour, style and material should be based on these criteria.

Create aesthetic unity

Anything is possible when it comes to decorating a conservatory. But it is always advisable to keep consistency among the different elements. This is one of the main advantages of aluminium conservatories since this type of material can be tailored to all architectural styles using a wide range of colours and textures.

You can choose a brightly coloured room, or a very natural classic style design using an aluminium structure that mimics wood and rattan furniture. Alternatively, if you prefer stone, glass and raw aluminium, you will create a more refined style.

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