Decorating your conservatory this Christmas
During the winter months, many conservatories are very much underused. Whilst there are ways to keep your conservatories warm, many prefer the warm comfort of their living room. Now Christmas is almost upon us and the decorations are going up, the conservatory could be the ideal way to make your home feel extra festive this year, if you use it correctly. This can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Not only will your conservatory decorations be visible from inside your home, but it they can also create a lovely Christmas scene from outdoors.
Match the decor with your home
Because your conservatory is visible from inside your home, it is important that the decorations match those inside your home. It might be that your decorations form part of a particular theme. If so, make sure that the conservatory blends in with the theme so that the whole home feels just how you want it.
Use lights to create warm glow
Putting Christmas lights in your conservatory can add festive spark to the whole home. Because they can be seen inside the home, effective use of lights can really help to boost the whole décor in the home this Christmas. If you choose to sit in your conservatory over the festive season, the lights can really add a warm glow as they reflect off the glass on those dark winter evenings. Effective use of Christmas lights can make your home look festive both inside and outside by emitting a warm wintery glow. Using a conservatory is an easy way to show off your Christmas decorations to passers-by without investing in expensive outdoor lights.
Try using candles to create a warm glow in your home. Appropriately scented candles can particularly add a Christmassy feel if you choose to relax in your conservatory. Just make sure that the candles are not left unattended and they are not placed near any flammable decorations.
Put up a Christmas tree
Christmas trees can take up a lot of space and can be difficult to fit into your living in many homes. Using a real tree can also get pine needles all over the floor, which are difficult to get out. Placing a Christmas tree in the conservatory makes perfect sense, especially if it is being underused during the winter. This also creates the perfect transition between the home and the green of the garden outside. The extra space available will enable you to buy a bigger tree to impress your friends and family.
Create a grotto
If you have a young family then a conservatory is the perfect place to create a grotto and really stir their imagination. The space available is a totally blank canvass so let your creativity run wild. If you have a hard floor then you could layer it with straw and pine cones. Use extra Christmas trees and fake snow to create an outdoor winter atmosphere. Net lights from the ceiling create a warm glow without being too bright. Whilst there might not be enough room to put a shed in there, a visit to your local DIY shop can give you some inspiration to improvise, such as using fencing to create the desired illusion.
Many companies also rent out grottos, but you I think this limits where your imagination can go. If you'd like to know more about conservatories for your Wirral home, contact us today.