Updating a Conservatory | Simple Steps to Your Dream Indoor

A conservatory is a luxurious addition to many homes, but oftentimes, these spaces are not being utilised to their fullest. Whether your conservatory is dilapidated, stuck in the past, or simply not functional, transforming it with an update a conservatory can revitalise the area.

Refurbishing an old conservatory can be an overwhelming task, which is why we’ve prepared this guide to walk you through the process. Covering everything from modernisation and upgrading your conservatory to integrating new technology, we’ve got you covered.

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How to Renovate a Conservatory?

Ways to Upgrade a Conservatory

If it’s been several years since you bought your conservatory and you’ve never upgraded its look, it will almost certainly have an out of touch appearance.

You need to do something about it and have an understanding of what’s fashionable at the moment prior to getting to work.

Eden Windows is up-to-speed with what’s currently rocking in the world of conservatory interiors if you need some priceless advice…

Add More Colours

Good authorities on colour are the colour and paint specialists at Dulux and Pantone.

In 2018, both companies announced what their Colours of the Year for the following 12 months, and Spiced Honey and Living Coral respectively got their vote.

Spiced Honey is described as “a warm amber tone”, while Living Coral has been labelled as “a peachy orange shade”.

As soon as their announcements were made, producers of fabrics, paint and soft furnishings jumped on the bandwagon and began developing a host of products in these two eye-catching colours.

You should jump on-board too and bring either, or both, of these stunning colours into your conservatory setting.

Use Modern Furniture

Most people use their conservatory as a place for relaxation and to do that you need plenty of furniture to park yourself down. However, the look of your furniture means a lot to the overall look of your conservatory. There is no point to continue reading about making your conservatory look good if you do not start with furniture.

If any furniture you have at the moment is a little ‘old-hat’, exchange it for a new set of chairs and / or sofa.

Handcrafted furniture is currently much sought after as people go in search of furniture with more of a personal touch to it than you get from something that’s mass-produced.

Being able to see and feel the amount of effort that someone has put in to craft a piece of furniture makes you more appreciative of it.

Consider Accessories

View ‘accessories’ as the finishing touches to your conservatory interior, something that it simply cannot do without.

Accessories can cover all sorts of things, including lighting, but we’re going to concentrate on blind and curtain coverings.

Before you buy any blinds or curtains, measure up the windows properly so that they will fit.

Floral patterned blinds and curtains in a pink or purple colour are a good choice for the summer months as they’ll add to the bright and airy feel of the space. For something retro, look out for blinds / curtains with Geometric shapes and bold prints.

Your Questions, Answered

Can You Update an Existing Conservatory?

Updating an existing conservatory is a fantastic way to breathe new life into your space without starting from scratch. One of the most effective ways to update a conservatory is by focusing on key areas such as the roof and frames. 

Upgrading to energy-efficient solid roofing materials and frames not only enhances the aesthetics of your conservatory but also improves its functionality and sustainability. 

By opting for insulated roofing panels or double-glazed windows, you can create a more comfortable environment year-round while reducing energy costs. 

You can of course update your conservatory furnishings too, giving it a fresh new look internally.

What Colour Looks Good in a Conservatory?

When choosing colours to refurbish a conservatory, it’s essential to consider the overall ambiance you want to create. Opting for neutral tones like whites, creams, and light greys can help amplify natural light and create a sense of spaciousness. 

Soft pastel shades such as pale blues or our popular Chartwell Green finish can evoke a tranquil and airy atmosphere, perfect for relaxation. 

Alternatively, incorporating earthy tones like warm browns or a shade of terracotta can add a cosy and inviting feel to the space. 

Ultimately, the best colour palette for your conservatory depends on your personal style preferences and the mood you wish to achieve. Eden advisors can help you determine this.

Is It Worth Upgrading a Conservatory?

Absolutely, upgrading a conservatory is definitely worth the investment. Not only does it enhance the overall appeal and functionality of your home, but it also adds significant value to your property. 

Potential buyers often view a well-maintained and modernised conservatory as a desirable feature, increasing the marketability of your home. This can help your home stand out in a crowded market and could even lead to a bidding war!

Additionally, upgrading to energy-efficient features can lead to long-term savings on utility bills, making it a financially savvy decision in the long run.

How to Update a Conservatory on a Budget?

If you’re wondering how to refurbish a conservatory on a budget, you’re in the right place. Updating a conservatory on a budget is entirely possible with some strategic planning and creativity. 

Start by focusing on cost-effective upgrades such as adding inexpensive accessories like rugs, cushions, and curtains to breathe new life into the space. 

Consider refurbishing the interior by rearranging furniture or investing in affordable yet stylish pieces to give the room a modern look. When it comes to energy efficiency, explore options like installing thermal curtains or blinds to improve insulation without breaking the bank.

If you are looking to have your conservatory frames and roof upgraded at the same time, we will be able to give you a deal, making it much more affordable than for both paying separately.

You can get more inspiration for your conservatory interior on our Living Spaces page. All of the installations you see were completed by Eden Windows.


Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Gillingham Showroom in Kent, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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