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What To Do With Your Conservatory or Orangery


If you’ve decided to expand your current living space with a conservatory, you may be wondering what you can do with your new room. Whether you want to turn your conservatory or orangery into a dining room, a playroom for the kids or a study for a home worker, our list of conservatory room ideas will be sure to help you decide on your conservatory décor!

Conservatory & orangery room ideas

Furnishing a conservatory can be an exciting time – however, firstly, it’s important to establish how it will be used, and when. If you’re wondering ‘can I use my conservatory all year round’, it will most importantly depend on what sort of room you make your conservatory into. For example, a cosy lounge filled with cushions, throws and a heater is likely to be used more in the winter – whereas a light dining room can be used all year round. Some of our favourite conservatory room ideas include:

  • Dining room – one option for your dining room is to set the conservatory out with a table and chairs to offer the perfect place for hosting guests. Alternatively, to keep it more casual, use bench sofas to create more of a breakfast bar environment – perfect for casual meals for the family to gather round.
  • Lounge – a popular choice for conservatory owners, take the pressure of your existing lounge space by kitting out your conservatory with sofas, chairs and a television. This can offer an alternative area for people to relax and unwind from the stresses of their day. Of course, this would also eliminate remote control wars, too, if members of the family wanted to watch different programmes on television!
  • Study/home office – whether it’s for working from home, the stay-at-home spouse or a study area for school children, turning your conservatory into a study area is a great way for year-round use. With natural light bursting through the windows, whatever your work schedule, gazing out upon your garden will likely make it much more bearable. Perfect for enjoying being wrapped up and cosy in the wintertime but also for enjoying the sunshine in the warmer months.
  • Reading room – you’ll likely already have a lounge area which is kitted out with a television and sofas. So, why not offer a tranquil reading spot for your conservatory? Fill the room with bookshelves, allowing natural light to flood in and cosy armchairs to tuck yourself into with a good book!
  • Kitchen extension – use your conservatory to expand the current space in your existing kitchen. Whether this is simply creating more space for the family to eat their meals, such as islands or breakfast bars, or you need more storage to act as a utility room, it’s a great way to enhance the space in your home.
  • Playroom – create an ‘kids only’ area for the children to use as their own playroom. From children’s kitchens to train tracks and cars, kit out the whole room with their favourite toys. Although conservatory playroom ideas can be a great way to make use of your new space, it can be hard to maintain a tidy and clean space. Ensure you have efficient storage and the children know to tidy away after they’ve been playing each time to keep your home in order.

Now you’re clued up on orangery and conservatory room ideas, book in your own conservatory designs now with Framemaster. Thinking about designing your own? Read your detailed guide on how to build conservatories.

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