Outdoor Furnishings - Making The Most Of Your Orangery and Conservatory in Summer

13th of August, 2019
Our team at Croft Conservatories in Preston love to spend time in our gardens. When the sun does come out in the UK we all like to spend as much time as possible outside. We know however that it doesn’t tend to last too long, so you really do want to make the most of it when the summer is here. If you have an orangery or conservatory you want to make the most out of it too, and choosing the right type of furnishings and decor can make a big difference to how successful your back garden is as a glorious oasis and retreat.

Create a Summer Flow
Your orangery and conservatory should be seen as an extension of your home and garden, with a carefully thought out plan that makes it the perfect halfway house between inside and out. There are a few ways to do this, including setting the room up as the part of the garden where you come in to relax in the shade, away from the direct sunlight, or where you choose to have your kitchen area to entertain and cook for guests during the summer evenings. 

Compartmentalise Your Garden
Your decking or terrace is the ideal destination which you can split into different zones of activities. A perfectly placed comfortable outdoor lounger can be seen as the relaxation/reading area, whilst you can create an outdoor dining area with some tables and chairs. Place potted plants and flowers around the decking to create a luxurious and relaxing garden feel that works as a transition between indoors and outdoors. With some careful planning and furnishings you can change a slab of hot concrete or wooden decking into a beautiful and calm getaway for your home.

Cook Outdoors
There is something that just feels right about a BBQ on the terrace during summertime. It is very relaxing to get the food smelling great whilst the family relax and play games around you.

Stay Private
Your outdoor terrace and garden will only feel like a calm oasis if you have privacy. With the right type of fencing, garden walls, plants, trees, and other foliage you can create a garden feel that helps to accentuate the calm feeling you are aiming for whilst blocking out the prying eyes of your neighbours. Lattice fencing could also be a great way to put in place the dual purpose of providing screen privacy from neighbours as well as segmenting off different aspects of the garden area for different uses. 

Furnish for Comfort
Your outdoor furniture should offer comfort, reliability, and durability. Put in place a fire pit to lend a romantic notion to sunsets and long summer nights with friends and family; a hot tub offers spa-like luxury; whilst weatherproof patio furniture and fabrics ensure that you can sit comfortably but not have to overly worry about fast wear and tear that leads to new furniture being needed every year.

At Crofts Conservatories we have the perfect addition to your home – an orangery or conservatory that is perfect during the summer months as the link between inside and outside and your perfect relaxing oasis at home. For more information contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01722 703 777.