We all like the idea of stamping our own personalities on our living environment, from choosing colour schemes to create the right type of mood to selecting fabrics that match how we want to use a certain space. This is all part of the fun of home décor, or course, but in most parts of the home we tend to make a number of compromises.
This is because it is just too impractical to have a place exactly the way we want. Unless you live alone and you rarely entertain, you will need to take into account the views of others, and the way they want to interact with the property. This is always going to be an issue when you start to think about redesigning any part of the house.
There are many times in our lives when we suddenly find that we don’t have enough space in which to live anymore. This could be due to the general accumulation of possessions over the years, for example, or it may just be a reflection of the fact that our family has grown. Either way, we then realise that something needs to be done.
Moving to a larger home isn’t the only option
Of course, for many people this means having to up sticks and move to a larger property. This can be a bold and exciting process, but it can also be an option that is simply unaffordable at that particular moment. Thankfully, there is an alternative that is both pleasant and practical, and it can be achieved for less than you might think.
You can create extra living space in your own home with the construction of a conservatory, and this is an option that will bring out the interior designer in you. If the extra room is to be used mainly by you, this could be your opportunity to let those creative juices flow without having to worry about how others might use the space.
It may be that you see this new location as a form of sanctuary for you to escape into at the end of a long and difficult day. If this is the case, soothing colours and soft ‘comfort’ fabrics are likely to feature high on your shopping list. Needless to say there are many more uses for a conservatory, so you can let your creativity take flight.
Some people like to create a functional room here. This could be because they want to write, paint or study. Whatever use you plan for the place, you need to bear this in mind when you are designing the layout and buying the contents. It can be great fun to have a room all to yourself, so make the most of this wonderful opportunity.
Originally posted 2015-04-13 15:23:27.