Conservatory Furniture – Choose with Care
- Cane furniture is most practical
- Sunlight will bleach wooden furniture
- Choose heavyweight furnishing fabrics to delay rotting
Whatever your conservatory is used for – sitting
room, dining room, playroom or office – there
is a very good reason why cane remains the number one
when it comes to furniture.
While it makes sense to choose furniture and furnishings
for your conservatory that complement those in the
main house it is also important to remember that this
room that is bathed in light throughout the year, subject
strong sunshine during the summer and, if there are
children in the family, probably gets a good pounding.
Quite simply, cane ticks all the boxes. It’s a natural
material that is sturdy enough to stand up to the rough
and tumble of family life and the regular ‘through
traffic’ in a conservatory, but light enough to carry
out into the garden if required.
It maintains its good looks with very little upkeep
and will even thrive on neglect.
It’s suitable for everything from chairs and sofas
to tables and storage units. From thick cane to the more
elegant rattan, there is a wide range of furniture and
accessories to suit all tastes.
Clearly heavy furniture is out of place in a room that
is predominantly glass. And although there is plenty
of wooden furniture that will look good in a conservatory,
remember that sunlight will eventually bleach the wood.
Of course, glass shouldn’t be overlooked – except
perhaps in families with small and/or boisterous children.
A glass-topped table, especially, looks stunning in a conservatory,
maximising the feeling of space and light.
Cushions and soft furnishings in a conservatory will
get plenty of wear and tear so the materials should
always be washable. Choose heavyweight fabrics that
rot in strong sunlight – be aware, though, that there
is little that can be done to prevent colours fading.
Furnishing your conservatory needs as much consideration
as any other room in your house – it’s hard
to go wrong, though, if you stick to cane and glass.
Use Cane Furniture throughout your home, not just in
the conservatory or garden room:
The living room, bedroom,
porch, entrance hall etc are all suitable for our range
of cane furniture – which now includes luxurious
leather seating as well as the more traditional fabrics.