26 beautiful conservatory ideas for every kind of home

sage green conservatory on traditional brick house
(Image credit: Vale Garden Houses)

Armed with the best conservatory ideas, you can create a beautiful new room within your home that seamlessly extends into the garden, giving you fantastic views and a sense of being outdoors whatever the weather.

By designing a conservatory as an addition to your home, you can extend your living spaces and boost its value but, before you get started, it is important to understand the difference between conservatories, sunrooms, orangeries and glazed extensions. Conservatories need to have at least two thirds of the room's roof and a minimum of 50% the walls made of glass to fall into this category. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.