Love the idea of an orangery but not sure what to do with it? Never fear, here are some of the biggest trends and ideas for 2017 and how you can incorporate this in your home.
There are so many things you can do with an orangery; from simply extending your space to creating a dedicated relaxation area, the possibilities are endless. How you wish to use it will determine how you decorate and personalise it.
If you are thinking of making it a personal space, then fill it with your favourite things. For the ultimate man-cave, think dark leather armchairs and wooden floorboards. Pool tables and bookcases will fit in well here and how about your own mini bar? For a perfect she-cave, aim for a relaxation zone full of luxury. Make the room feel light and airy with soft colours, pillows and throws. Fill the room with candles and whatever else you need to relax.
Add a splash of colour to your home
If you’ve kept a continuing colour scheme throughout your home, then why not use your orangery as a place you can experiment with. Use a striking colour or statement pieces of furniture or art. Be brave and go with bold colours that you have been too afraid to use elsewhere. Bright and exciting shades will help your orangery feel welcoming even when it’s cold outside. Let your imagination run wild!
In terms of colour, dusky blues and teals are going to be popular next year. Blue is such a versatile colour and conjures up thoughts of summery sky’s and relaxing by the ocean. It complements other colours very well but particularly looks good alongside dark wooden floors and furniture. Here at Crystal Living, we specialise in colour. With our own colour plant we can create any colour you require for all aspects of your home improvements. We can make your orangery any colour imaginable and will work with you through the whole planning process; even advising on the interior if you like.
Transport yourself back in time
Perhaps you have chosen a traditional style for your orangery such as a Victorian or Georgian design. Why not continue this heritage feel for the interior as well? Buy some authentic furniture and vintage artwork to recreate past centuries. This looks especially stunning and unexpected in a modern home.
Let your personality come through
Are you particularly fond of your garden? Why not bring the outside in by filling your orangery with plants and a real floral feel. This is what they were originally designed for; protecting citrus plants during the winter months. Use floral wallpaper patterns and colours and incorporate bamboo style furniture. This will give you a tropical greenhouse feel without the unbearable heat. An inside water feature could also look impressive and certainly give your orangery the wow factor.
To add some real glamour to your home, choose Parisian chic as your orangery style. Choose glass and white furniture as well as filling the room with mirrors. Go with the minimalist look and create focal points with statement pieces to give a real modern feel to your orangery.
Our orangeries can transform your home
Here at Crystal Living, we can help make your orangery dreams a reality. With a choice of Hardwood, uPVC and aluminium, we can create for you a bespoke extension for your home that can be as distinct as you like. With our 3D design service, you can plan exactly how it will look before making any decisions.
Take a look at some of the beautiful orangeries we have installed recently and get some inspiration.