Back in January I wrote about how we were in the middle of expanding our family home. We’d ordered a conservatory from TC2U who specialise in DIY conservatories and work was in full swing. Well I’m pleased to say that all the work is over and our family home is complete.

We went for a dwarf wall conservatory with white frames and grey aluminium bifold doors to add a nice contrast. I always knew I wanted bifold doors, they look stunning when fully opened and give the room a real sense of space.

The roof we chose looks similar to a UPVC roof lantern and again makes the room look more spacious, whilst letting in plenty of natural light.

I like to keep things simple when it comes to decor. I wanted to keep the light and airy feel of the conservatory so I knew I needed to pick the paint carefully. I ended up going for a very light shade of grey for the walls, with contrasting white to go round the top. It’s a very subtle shade but it suits the room perfectly.

bifold doors

Sticking with the grey theme we went for wood effect grey flooring, with hints of natural brown tones running through it to give it a more natural look.

Last up was the fun part – picking the finishing touches that make a house a home. The main use of the room will be for dining and entertaining friends and family, so we got this beautiful chrome and marble effect extendable dining table. When fully extended it seats 8 people which is a perfect size. Add to that a tripod lamp and feature armchair and all the big purchases were done.

To break up the grey theme (that I clearly have an obsession with!) I decided to add in some copper accessories. So far I’ve managed to bag a few photo frames and little plant pots from John Lewis, but it seems not many high street stores have picked up on the latest copper craze so I think I’ll be turning online to get my last few bits, so the debit card is going to take one last thrashing – just don’t tell my husband!