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What to Put in Small Conservatories?

23 Apr 2021

By adding a conservatory to your home, you’re extending it to include another room. However, some people often struggle to know what to fill it with. In a previous guide, we discussed five unique uses for conservatories in Stafford, Lichfield and the surrounding Midlands. However, in today’s article, the team at C&W Direct wanted to put together a guide for those looking to invest in a smaller conservatory. Read on to find out more.

  1. Reading Nook
  2. Snug
  3. Bar
  4. Home Office

1. Reading Nook

If you’re a keen reader, the dream is to have a quiet, comfortable space where you can escape into the story in front of you. By investing in a conservatory, you will no longer have to wait for your next spa break or holiday. You can have your very own reading nook at home in your new conservatory.

By filling the area with a comfortable reclining chair, a snuggly throw and plenty of soft furnishings, you’ll be escaping every chance that you get. You can even introduce your bookcases to personalise the room into your own library.

2. Bar

Whilst a smaller conservatory may not be able to house a full man cave or she shed, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still use it to entertain your friends. A conservatory can be a perfect place to house your own bar. Whether you would like a trendy cocktail bar, or a more traditional rustic pub vibe, there is plenty of room for customisation.

If you’re looking to invite your friends around to your home in the Summer, how good would it feel to welcome them with a cocktail of their choice? Perfectly placed on the way out to the garden, your guests will be blown away by your set up. You can even add some bar stools to move the party inside when the weather isn’t too great.

3. Home Office

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many companies have embraced home working. With many of us being expected to work from home at some point during these strange times, you may wish to have a room available to you to treat as an office. After all, it can be difficult to establish separation between work and your home if you try to work from other rooms in the house.

By turning your conservatory into a home office, you can separate your work from your home, even when working remotely. Not only that, but you get to do so, whilst enjoying all of the benefits that come with extra exposure to the sun. Also, thanks to our Optitherm a-rated windows, you get all of the benefits without any of the potentially harmful UV rays. If you have an idyllic garden, with plenty of nature you can also enjoy the surrounding views. It’s not even that difficult or expensive as all you will need for a contemporary office is a desk, comfortable chair and a few house plants.

4. Snug

Whether you’re into meditation and mindfulness or you just want a private space away from the kids, a snug can be an invaluable addition to your home. When it comes to creating a snug, the rules are completely dependent on your preferences. The only requirement is that it’s the cosiest room in your home, all year round.

Thanks to our use of Optitherm a-rated windows and Guardian warm roofing, cosiness and warmth is guaranteed all year round. Not only will these prevent your room from becoming cold in the Winter, but they will also moderate the temperature to avoid the room becoming too hot in the Summer. If you’re looking for a place to nap and relax, you can fill it with materials that are soft to the touch and a sofa that you sink into. If you’re looking to relax through something else like yoga, or meditation, you could instead fill it with everything you need for that.


The beauty of each of these ideas is that they can all be upscaled depending on the size of your conservatory. Here at C&W Direct, we will also work with you in the consultation process to discuss what you want from your conservatory and provide the most relevant advice. In addition to this, we can also provide advice on what design would best fit in with your home and desired use.

Our team are proficient in designing and installing Edwardian, Victorian, Gable and Lean To designs. However, if you or we feel that you could benefit from a bespoke design, our in-house CAD design also makes us perfect to come up with a unique design.

Interested? Get a Free Quote

If you are interested in turning any of these ideas into a reality, please get in touch. Our team will be able to provide a free no-obligation quote to give you all of the information and time to make your decision. As a part of your free-no obligation quote, we will visit your home to complete a free survey and discuss the right design for your home.

Thanks to our in house 3D CAD service, we can even provide you with a drawing of your prospective design before you decide to buy. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to answer them. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to someone before getting a quote, give us a call.

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