19 Jun How to Decorate Your Orangery this Summer
Not quite a conservatory, but not a full-blown home extension either, an orangery usually features brick walls and an ornate glass lantern roof. While it looks beautiful on the outside, how do you make sure that it looks beautiful on the inside too? We’ve put together some ideas to help inspire your orangery’s decor.
French Chic Orangery
If you’d like to feel like you’re on the continent every time you step into your orangery, then the French style could be the one for you. Somewhere between a Parisian street cafe and a relaxed chateau in the countryside, your orangery could transport you to the other side of the channel if you take note of a few simple ideas.
A white bistro table and chair set, white-washed walls and rustic details will set the scene perfectly. Start the day with a croissant and a coffee and don’t forget the bouquet of fresh cut flowers for the pi¨ce de resistance!
Modern Sunroom Interiors
On the other end of the spectrum is the extravagant lushness of a 1920s greenhouse. Think bare brick, velvet seating, checkerboard floor, a Persian rug or two, glittering chandeliers and most importantly, lots and lots of plants.
Style your plants so they are different heights. Choose a leafy palm or a fruit tree in a big, jewel-coloured pot, as well as hanging baskets and potted plants arranged on side tables. Combine with quirky trinkets from your travels and you’ll have the perfect 1920s orangery.
Retro Interior Styling
For a bright, invigorating orangery, consider a retro theme. An orangery is an extension of your home, so if your decor style is bold and beautiful, then your orangery simply has to match. The amount of light that your orangery brings in means that it can easily accommodate a daring colour scheme too.
Whether your orangery is a dining space or a living space, make sure that you go for bright pinks and yellows, 60s prints, exotic plants and colourful furniture, and don’t shy away from coloured glass ornaments or tableware to finish the space off perfectly.
A Day at the Beach
A trip to the seaside can rid most of us of our troubles, so why not bring a little bit of that into your home? Creating a calming space to read and relax could be an idyllic way to style your orangery.
A subtle beach theme using sandy beige and light sea-blue accents paired with ocean motifs like shells, coral, sea life and boats will give you a coastal feel. A unique piece of driftwood art is a great way to complete the look!
How would you style your orangery? Let us know on Twitter @ExpressBifolds! If you’ve recently styled your orangery, we’d love to see the finished look.