Creating a Cosy Vibe in Your Conservatory

Liv Butler
Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 10:59

A conservatory is known as the summer living room and is a delightful way to add light, space and value to your property. Perfect for all-year-round use, this room is ideal for entertainment and relaxing for all manner of guests.

Creating the right atmosphere in your conservatory is entirely dependent on how you utilise the space available and design your interior. Ambience and functionality are key to making your space feel like an integrated part of your home.

It can be hard to create a cosy aura in your conservatory due to the amount of light and space without the right design tips. That’s where this guide comes in.  


Comfortable seating is vital for curating an inviting, intimate vibe. This is where your friends and family will relax and socialise together, and what the rest of the conservatory décor will revolve around.

Depending on the size of the space you’re working with, there isn’t always room for a long sofa. However, oversized chairs fit with plush cushions work just as well. If you want to use your conservatory as a dining space, decorate it with luxury chairs and a table.


Most conservatories have the benefit of adding more natural light to the space, but you want the welcoming ambience to continue into the evening. There are so many different conservatory lighting options to choose from that keep your nights cosy and comfortable.

Floor lamps and candles are ideal for casting an intimate glow, while dimmable ceiling lights can be adjusted to suit every occasion and activity.

Bright the Outdoors Indoors

Natural light is abundant within a conservatory, so it’s the perfect place to style house plants and incorporate nature-inspired colour schemes. This ensures that you feel at one with nature, even on those rainy days when you’re stuck indoors. Think lush potted floor plants and hanging baskets filled with vibrant flowers.

Natural textures such as rattan and sisal add dimension to your space and enhance the visual interest of the room.

Ensure Warmth

Due to the openness of the space, conservatories can be one of the colder rooms in the house. Fitting the room full of soft furnishings, thick curtains and textured rugs adds cosiness and offers the illusion of warmth, even if temperatures are chilly.

Keep blankets and cushions within reach so your guests can get comfortable at a moment's notice.

Organised Clutter

It’s nice to have books, ornaments and artwork to bring this room to life. Organised chaos can give a whimsical, lived-in aura but it's important not to let it dominate the space. Invest in fitted storage to give your clutter items a home, and to prevent belongings from encroaching on functional areas.