With sunnier days and longer evenings, for many homeowners, Spring signals only one thing; the start of conservatory season! To celebrate its long-awaited arrival, we are kicking off the month with our Kitted-Out Conservatories series, where we’ll be offering some great advice as well as sharing our top tips on how to get your conservatory ready for the upcoming warmer months. To get started on transforming your conservatory into a springtime haven, why not banish those winter blues with a fresh new makeover? Below, we share our top tips on how to revamp your conservatory for springtime:
One of the most simple and effective ways to lighten any room in your home is with a fresh lick of paint; consequently, to brighten up your conservatory, coat the inside walls with a light colour of your choice. While white is always a safe bet when it comes to lighting, other colours such as blush pink, lemon yellow and baby blue are also great options that are right on trend for this year’s Spring interiors. Additionally, try and avoid dark colours on your walls if possible as these will not only serve to darken your conservatory aesthetically but will also absorb any incoming light, making the room feel dimmer overall.
As well as a new colour scheme, a change in furniture is also a great way to revitalise your tired looking conservatory after those long winter months. If you are using your conservatory as an indoor garden extension throughout the Spring and Summer, classic wicker seating or metal framed chairs are a great way to bring the outdoors in and give your conservatory an earthy feel. However, if you’d prefer to keep it as more of an indoor space, lightly coloured furniture and vibrant accessories such as cushions, ornaments and paintings, will also serve to spruce up your space for springtime.
While lashings of natural light are sure to seep through the glass panes of your conservatory throughout the day, during the evening, a little extra light will go a long way. If your conservatory is used for social events such as dinner parties or family gatherings, brighter lights will help illuminate the room and create a fun and vibrant atmosphere for your guests to enjoy. Stylish ceiling lights and funky floor lamps will provide a great mix of lighting for every social occasion. Alternatively, if your conservatory is a place for relaxation where you can sneak off to and enjoy a good book or an evening tipple, low-level lighting will help to create a calm and serene environment. As well as small table lamps, candles will also provide a warm glow, helping unwind and enjoy those long evenings.
While the warmer weather is more than welcomed after the coldness of winter, conservatories can often heat up quickly as the result of too much sunlight entering the room directly through skylight windows. To lessen this greenhouse effect, investing in a translucent skylight blind will help detract the sun’s rays while enabling you to control how much light enters the room by having the blind open or closed at your leisure. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we have a large range of translucent blinds in a variety of colours and patterns, meaning whatever colour-scheme you’ve chosen for your spring spruce up, you’re sure to find a blind that will fit in perfectly! Additionally, whether you’re after skylight blinds for Velux windows or Aurora windows, we offer seamlessly fitting blinds for a range of popular window brands and can offer expert advice when it comes to installation methods.
Will you be transforming your conservatory this spring? If so, get in touch on our social media channels and share your spring decorating tips – whether you’ve gone for pastel tones or earthy vibes, we’d love to hear from you!