Challenge of furnishing the conservatory

Conservatories can offer a whole new added dimension to a home, with a new room to decorate and new opportunity to improve the look and feel of the house through an expression of taste.

Furnishing the conservatory can be an enjoyable experience and, if done right, can give the glazed extension that extra wow factor that everyone desires in their home.

Conservatory and garden furniture company Holloways recommends matching the furniture to both the look and purpose of the room

"The most popular and practical choices for furniture for conservatories and garden rooms are rattan, willow or Lloyd Loom," it suggests.

"Metal and glass are also suitable and stone, mosaic and marble top tables are an excellent choice if you intend to use your conservatory as an informal dining room."

With the conservatory acting as a gateway between the house and garden, the real challenge is finding a mix of outdoor and indoor style.