Conservatories are becoming more and more popular, they are a great addition to the house for creating an extra room or extending current rooms. However, you need to make sure you can use this extra space all year round and not just in the summer months. With that in mind here are few ideas on how to turn your conservatory into a snug for the winter months.
Cosy corner conservatory sofas
The most important thing to have in a snug is a cosy sofa to curl up on, to be able to put your feet up and to read a book or watch TV. Purchasing a corner sofa, as silly as it sounds, can change your life. It can help you being a bit more sociable together as a family as you can all snuggle up on the sofa together.
Electric wood burning effect stoves
You must be able to stay warm in your conservatory snug, if you don't have central heating in your conservatory why not purchase an electric heater? Wood burning effect heaters can look so realistic with a warm glowing light and flickering flame effect.
Cushions are great for creating a snug feeling. For example, big fat faux fur cushions are great for resting your head whilst chilling out. Choose rich warm colours, like red, orange and brown and soft fabrics that make you want to curl up into.
If you have cushions you have to have a throw too, not only are they great to wrap up in they help you keep warm too. Ideally it should be a large shaggy throw that you can curl up under with your cup of tea, and keep your toes warm and toasty. Faux fur blankets are soft but also keep you lovely and warm. Or if you want a bit of luxury you could have a wool throw to keep you extra snug.
Lighting can create a warm and snug feeling with the use of lamps and low bulb strength. Have lots of lamps around the conservatory to create different zones of lighting. If you want to use your conservatory to read in or need stronger lighting, then floor lamps with multi arched lamp heads are a great solution. You can angle the light straight onto the area you need more light on without creating strong lighting throughout the whole room.
Most conservatories don't have carpet so it is very cold underfoot, which is great in the summer months but not a nice feeling in the winter when you are trying to stay warm. A great way to create warmth under foot is with fluffy rugs. This gives you something warm to walk on but also creates texture in the room. Rugs can easily be removed when the warmer summer months come as well.
Just because it's winter it doesn't mean you can't have any plants in the conservatory. Plants create a lovely homely feeling and there are some lovely winter flowering plants. Great choice for all plants lovers must be a deep red poinsettia, this sums up Christmas in a plant! Or you can get a very cute little cyclamen that has tiny little flowers and comes in lots of different colours to suit your taste.
by Steph from blog.bay-bee.co.uk
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