Orangeries are becoming the new must-have room for those looking for stylish ways to create extra space in their homes.
Whether it is to bring the outdoors in, create more space for entertaining, work or play or simply to expand your general living area, orangeries can be very versatile and add value to any home.
Orangery v conservatory
Although the names are commonly used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between an orangery and a conservatory. The latter is mainly constructed of glass compared with the solid brickwork and large windows associated with an orangery.
This solid structure, which effortlessly blends with a property, is a beautiful way to add space to your home. In towns with views to be enjoyed such as Hereford double glazing enables you to appreciate the outdoors from the peace and tranquillity of your own home.
Let’s look at a few ways in which you can style your orangery:
Make it an indoor extension of your garden
Create a seamless link between your indoor sanctuary and outdoor haven by filling your orangery with comfy seating and leafy, indoor plants to make space for family and friends to relax together, whatever the weather.
Furnish it with living room furniture to blend with the rest of your home
Using furniture that is similar in style to your other living spaces will help to firmly blend your orangery as another living area within your home. Fitting the same flooring as the adjoining room will further enhance this look.
Don’t be afraid to use colour or create zones
An orangery offers the ultimate in flexible space, so use it however you want. Add vibrant splashes of colour with curtains, blinds or cushions, or create functional zones so that a corner is dedicated to a home study or play area.
Add a daybed
Daybeds can be both stylish and functional pieces to add to your orangery. Not only do they provide the perfect place to lounge or read but also they can double-up as an extra bed for guests should you need an occasional spare room.