21st September 2020
Thinking About Decorating Your Conservatory For Christmas? Check Out Our Latest Blog On What You Can Do.
Ever thought about decorating your conservatory for Christmas? It can be the perfect space to throw your festive party, for many reasons:
Increased living space - your living area will look larger, and be ideal to accommodate a large number of guests.
Privacy - being a seperate area to the other living space, a conservatory can give guests a sense of privacy and security, away from the main living space of your home, and enable them to fully enjoy the party. It also lessens any disturbances to other family members in your house not involved with the party.
Less mess - having your party confined to the conservatory can really lessen the amount of clean up you will have to do after the party, with everything being in the one area.
Decorating your conservatory for Christmas can enhance its appearance no end. Lights, bulbs, flowers etc. can all add to the festive feel, using frosty blues, traditional reds and greens or snowy whites. A Christmas tree decked with lights and baubles, as well as presents, can really make the atmosphere authentic for adults and children alike. Try to keep it glowing and cosy, in contrast to the cold and dark winter evenings. Scented candles with soft, soothing Christmas-style aromas can really complement your decor. Add to this the translucent look of conservatory windows, and your guests will feel they are enjoying a Christmas evening relaxing within a natural environment, as well as giving a dramatic look to the area.
When decorating your conservatory for the festive season, try to ensure the decoration you choose matches the decor of the rest of your home. A mismatch look to your decorating scheme can make the overall look appear awkward. Make sure you incorporate contemporary or traditional designs, depending on the theme of the rest of your home.
During the winter months, many conservatories are very much underused. Whilst there are ways to keep your conservatories warm, many prefer the warm comfort of their living room. Now Christmas is almost upon us and the decorations are going up, the conservatory could be the ideal way to make your home feel extra festive this year, if you use it correctly. This can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Not only will your conservatory decorations be visible from inside your home, but it they can also create a lovely Christmas scene from outdoors.
Match the decor with your home
Because your conservatory is visible from inside your home, it is important that the decorations match those inside your home. It might be that your decorations form part of a particular theme. If so, make sure that the conservatory blends in with the theme so that the whole home feels just how you want it.
Use lights to create warm glow
Putting Christmas lights in your conservatory can add festive spark to the whole home. Because they can be seen inside the home, effective use of lights can really help to boost the whole décor in the home this Christmas. If you choose to sit in your conservatory over the festive season, the lights can really add a warm glow as they reflect off the glass on those dark winter evenings. Effective use of Christmas lights can make your home look festive both inside and outside by emitting a warm wintery glow. Using a conservatory is an easy way to show off your Christmas decorations to passers-by without investing in expensive outdoor lights.
Try using candles to create a warm glow in your home. Appropriately scented candles can particularly add a Christmassy feel if you choose to relax in your conservatory. Just make sure that the candles are not left unattended and they are not placed near any flammable decorations.
Put up a Christmas tree
Christmas trees can take up a lot of space and can be difficult to fit into your living in many homes. Using a real tree can also get pine needles all over the floor, which are difficult to get out. Placing a Christmas tree in the conservatory makes perfect sense, especially if it is being underused during the winter. This also creates the perfect transition between the home and the green of the garden outside. The extra space available will enable you to buy a bigger tree to impress your friends and family.
Create a grotto
If you have a young family then a conservatory is the perfect place to create a grotto and really stir their imagination. The space available is a totally blank canvass so let your creativity run wild. If you have a hard floor then you could layer it with straw and pine cones. Use extra Christmas trees and fake snow to create an outdoor winter atmosphere. Net lights from the ceiling create a warm glow without being too bright. Whilst there might not be enough room to put a shed in there, a visit to your local DIY shop can give you some inspiration to improvise, such as using fencing to create the desired illusion.