Richmond Oak’s top tips on how to decorate your bespoke hardwood Orangery this Summer
Summer is just around the corner and what better place to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine than from your beautiful oak orangery?
Once the build is completed, you can move on to the fun part of decorating your new timber framed extension. In this blog we are bringing you some of this summer’s hottest décor trends for orangeries so that you can ensure your living space is looking at its best in the sunshine.
Embrace the outdoors this Summer
Oak Bi-folding doors are a great way of opening up your orangery into the garden and allow for more natural light to enter the living space. Since bi-fold doors are generally made to be larger than ordinary doors, they can be fitted with larger panels of glass that both allow in light and allow you to enjoy your beautiful garden views.
For those of you that have a patio, bi fold doors are a great way of opening the living space up for garden parties and barbeques.
What type of Orangery flooring to consider?
There are many options. Distressed oak flooring is often an initial consideration due to it's rustic look, however Engineered Hardwood can withstand heat and moisture better and with minimal movement, ideal for an orangery kitchen extension. Laminate flooring mimics the look of a traditional wood floor and is much easier to install than a real wood floor.
There are also many natural stone flooring options that can be considered to compliment your hardwood orangery such as granite, limestone, marble and slate. If you have a South facing extension then it's probably best to consider natural stone as it will help keep the orangery cool.
We are also seeing a trend of homeowners using polished concrete for an industrial flooring alternative.
One tip for choosing the right flooring for your orangery - avoid dark colours and non- reflective textures. The reason for this is that orangeries are designed to be bright and airy living spaces. A dark flooring with a matte finish, for example, dulls the effect of the natural light coming in through the orangery roof lantern above.
Read more about floor options suitable for an oak orangery or wood conservatory here
Doze on a Daybed - Perfect for those lazy summer afternoons
Day beds are the perfect place for a nap on those warm summer afternoons. Not only is this design feature great for you and your family, it can also be used to transform the orangery into a guest bedroom for when friends and family come to stay.
If you’re a fan of rustic décor then why not try using natural materials like wicker or cork to house your plants? This can be done in a variety of unique ways, you could swap clay plant pots for mason jars or even pot your house trees in wicker pots.
It’s important to remember the purpose of your orangery
Designing your living space décor is fun, but sometimes we can get a little carried away and lose sight of the rooms function. If you are going to be using the orangery as a dining area, then remember to factor in the logistics of how you might want to interact with your guests whilst cooking, how the food is going to be brought through to be served and how much space is required around the edge once guests are seated at a table.
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