Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect chance to add some style into your home. While so many of us focus on kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms, our beloved conservatories often go neglected.
Cold winter months often mean your conservatory may have been avoided, awaiting the sun to return and they can begin to look a bit tired and drab as the warmer months approach. This may lead you to want to perform some multi-purpose DIY tasks with roof ladders for your conservatory.
Konservatory is about all things conservatory and has some fantastic ideas on how you can transform your room and bring out its full potential. Conservatories are hugely versatile rooms and can be used for almost any purpose, as well as be maintained with the use of.
But how can you achieve your desired look without having to splash out on costly new furniture and decorators? Read on for the 12 best ways to revamp conservatory furniture and the whole room.
Reupholster Your Furniture
Chairs and sofas can quickly become outdated, with patterns and colours coming in and out of fashion so fast. These items can also be the most costly to replace, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them.
Reupholstering your furniture can be a lot easier than you think, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to the fabric so you can go to town with your choices. You can purchase upholstery guns quite cheaply, or you can hire a professional. Although it will come at a cost, it is a lot cheaper than buying a new piece.
Just because you purchased a piece of furniture for one purpose it doesn’t mean it is destined for that forever. A stool could become a coffee table with the addition of a tablecloth, a sideboard could be transformed into a dining table, or an old chest could be a bench seat with some cleverly designed cushions.
You can even do this with decorative items, have you chipped your favourite teacup? Why not use it as a vase or perhaps a mirror has broken, use the frame for a new piece of art of family photo.
It’s such a simple idea but often overlooked. Wooden furniture is infamous for becoming scratched, watermarked, and generally looking a bit worn. Sand them down, give them a lick of paint, and it’ll have a new lease of life.
This is perfect for a conservatory as wooden furniture can look a bit cold in these rooms, using pastels or off whites can bring some warmth into the room.
This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to revamp your furniture, you may have a chest of drawers or cupboard that looks dated but the idea of repainting could be too time-consuming due to the size.
Simply replace the hardware, knobs, and handles that can easily be removed and replaced. You could choose some stylish rose gold ones or go shabby chic and mix and match them. There is always an abundance of these in charity shops and antique markets and you can pick them up pretty cheaply too!
Mix & Match
Some may tell you that when you are redecorating a room, you need to pick a style or colour and stick to it. We couldn’t disagree more! If you use your conservatory as a dining room, why not go on the hunt for some vintage conservatory chairs, all different!
This adds real personality to the room, but you can draw them together with matching cushions.
Wall Paper Isn’t Just For Walls
It’s happened to a lot of us, we have fallen in love with some display wallpaper, looked at the price, and quickly had our dreams of that stunning feature wall dashed.
But you can still use this in smaller, more affordable quantities. Using samples within picture frames can make a great art piece on your wall. You can even cover your coffee tables with it for a unique piece, remember to use a protective varnish over the top of it to protect it from any spillages.
Throw On A Throw
Simple, effective, and cheap! If your sofa is a bit worn out, or perhaps it’s just the wrong colour for your new vision. Buying a throw can make it look like an entirely new piece, and it’s a small commitment, even if by next season you have changed your mind, it’s easy enough to change it again.
Avoid Tarnish With Varnish
You may not want to paint your wooden furniture; after all, natural wood can be incredibly beautiful, so why change it?
Simply revarnishing your items can make a significant impact, and if you are looking for a slightly different look, it’s easy to choose a darker shade.
Bring On The Cocktails
Old tables, sideboards, and drawers may not be needed for their intended purpose anymore, but that’s no reason to cast them aside. Turn them into a bar; not only is this great for entertaining, but they also look great.
Using mix-matching vintage glasses and decanters is all the rage at the moment, and as none of them matches, you won’t be distraught if one of them gets broken as it is simple to replace them with the next one you come across.
Casters (those little wheels you can put on furniture legs) are a brilliant addition. While they may not change the look of your furniture, they can alter the style of the whole room. They provide the ability to move your furniture around with ease, perfect for entertaining as you can quickly move items out of the way to accommodate guests.
They can not just save yourself from injury but also dramatically reduce the risk of scratching your conservatory floor.
Don’t Hide Away
We’re all a little guilty of hoarding items, whether it be knick-knacks from vacations or perhaps you can’t say no to another silk scarf. Don’t hide your obsession away; display them with pride.
You can use shelves, hooks, or even your coffee table, arranged in an artistic style, your collection can become a statement piece.
Dig Out Some Decals
Feature walls look incredible, but just one block colour can be a bit boring. As much as we’d all love a mural in our conservatories, we don’t all have the artistic skills. Using a decal is a brilliant alternative.
There is a wide variety to buy ready-made online, or perhaps you have something a little more niche in mind; you can find local makers you can design these for you at a relatively low cost. These are perfect if you use your room as a playroom, why not get the kids’ favourite character or animal?
You should now be full of inspiration to transform your conservatory, don’t feel like you need to apply all these tips, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the effect just one or two will make to your space. Not only will this save you some cash, but it is far better for the environment, by current upcycling pieces, you are reducing waste and manufacturing processes.