Conservatory Ideas: Inspiration for every conservatory size and budget

31 July 2021
Updated 2 August 2021

Gone are the days of uninhabitable conservatories which were too hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter, modern conservatories are well-insulated, secure and come in a range of different sizes and styles. 

Conservatories are a great way to not only add extra living space to your home but have the potential to completely transform the appearance of your home, inside and out. 

But with so many different styles of conservatories to choose from and different ways of styling them, decorating your conservatory can feel like a mammoth task. 

To help with the task at hand, we take a closer look at some conservatory ideas so you can make the most of your conservatory. 

Conservatory styles

Firstly, if you don’t already have a conservatory, it’s important to pay attention to the style of conservatory that you choose. Below we have taken a look at some of the most popular conservatory styles in the UK.

Lean-to Conservatory 

 Lean- to conservatories, also known as Mediterranean conservatories, are among the most popular styles of conservatory.

Lean to conservatory

This style is all about making the most of homes with limited outdoor space. 

Lean-to conservatories are the ideal choice for bungalows or awkwardly shaped houses that are unable to accommodate other styles of conservatories.  

With their simple and minimalist design, they give a contemporary look. 

 Gable-End Conservatories

If you’re looking for something a bit more grand then a gable-end conservatory is what you’re after.

Unlike other conservatories, the front of a gable end conservatory roof doesn’t slope back to the center but instead, it stays upright. This means , thanks to their added height, a gable-end conservatory creates a feeling of extra space.

Gable End Conservatory

Perfect for period properties, a gable-end conservatory has an imposing and striking appearance which is sure to attract the attention of any guest.  

Victorian Conservatories 

Whatever the style of home, a Victorian conservatory is extremely versatile, meaning it won’t look out of place on any property.

Victorian conservatory

Attracting more outside light, with a pitched roof and three or five facets that project out, you can enjoy all-round views of your garden from the comfort of your conservatory.. 

Edwardian Conservatories 

Similar to a Victorian conservatory with pitched roofs,  where they differ is Edwardian conservatories have a square or rectangular design, to maximize living space. 

Edwardian conservatory

Their bold and sleek design will undoubtedly compliment your home.. 

How to decorate your conservatory

Make a home for plants

‘interior landscaping’ is the art of decorating your home with greenery and has recently surged in popularity with more and more homeowners using houseplants to decorate their homes. Strategically placing house plants throughout your conservatory not only will add a pop of greenery to your conservatory but it also incorporates your garden into your home drawing the outside in – what conservatories are designed to do. 

Decorating with houseplants will not only benefit your house aesthetically but it has positive effects on your physical and mental health like improving your mood.

Experiment with colour  

If your conservatory’s current colour scheme is a bit reserved and neutral then why not think about adding some splashes of colour throughout your conservatory?  This will inevitably transform the whole interior aesthetic.

Experimenting with colour throughout your house, including your conservatory, is a great way to showcase your personality. 

Make your conservatory’s interior be a beacon of sunshine with yellow cushions or be adventurous with boldly-coloured furniture.

The most important thing is to have fun and experiment with a colour scheme until you find the palette that offers you the look you desire. 

 Install a bi-fold door 

Indoor/outdoor living is one of the latest home decor trends with homeowners looking to incorporate the outdoors into their house and there is no better way to do this than with a bi-fold door. 

By completely opening up an entire wall, you are able to blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors – what conservatories are all about. 

Struggling for inspiration?

We hope you have found this article useful and it has given you some ideas on decorating your conservatory, or maybe it has even inspired you to invest in a conservatory all together.  

But if you’re still struggling with finding inspiration for your conservatory then why not check out our inspiration page where you can find all sorts of ideas you can incorporate into your home.