There’s nothing quite like natural light. It enhances the aesthetics of your space while bringing you that bit closer to nature. If you're looking to make the most of natural light in your home, a modern orangery extension is a great way to do it.
Modern orangeries are a sophisticated, flexible addition to any home, combining the elegance of a conservatory with the practicality and insulation of a standard extension. If you're considering an orangery, Rococo is a leading provider in the UK, offering bespoke design and manufacturing services.
The key to making the best of natural light with an orangery lies in its design and construction. Here are some of the ways to ensure your orangery is exactly what it should be:
One of the defining features of an orangery is the large glass sections, and often a roof lantern. Choosing larger glazed areas lets even more unrestricted sunlight into your space. Rococo offers a wide selection of high-quality, thermally efficient glass to ensure you capture as much light as possible, while also keeping your orangery snug and warm during the colder months.
Roof lanterns are one of the most attractive features in your new orangery and sets it apart from a typical conservatory. Roof lanterns create a striking architectural silhouette against the sky. Think of a modern skylight; the roof lantern allows sunlight to pour in from the highest point of your orangery, resulting in a bright vibrant space which will make you smile whenever you enter.
An often-overlooked trick to increase natural light in a room is the strategic use of reflective surfaces. Polished wood, glossy ceramics, and mirrors can reflect sunlight and spread it evenly throughout the room. You could also choose lighter paint colours for walls, ceilings, and floors, which help to reflect light rather than absorb it.
This plays a crucial role in maximising natural light. Ideally, your orangery should be constructed in a position where there’s ample sunlight throughout the day. A south-facing orangery is perfect, while east-facing orangeries can catch the morning sun. West-facing enjoys afternoon light and sunset.
Choosing light-coloured furniture and colour scheme not only helps reflect sunlight but also creates a really fresh ambience. Lighter shade curtains and rugs can further increase the sense of openness and brightness.
Making the most of natural light in your orangery doesn't mean sacrificing on energy efficiency or comfort. Rococo offers glass that keeps your space highly insulated while letting in that natural light. Furthermore, our expert team is well-versed in crafting designs that merge with the current look of your existing property. Your orangery will feel like home straight away.
From enjoying a sunny breakfast, (with orange juice of course) to hosting a late-night gathering under the stars, your orangery is a versatile space to be used and enjoyed all year round.
Remember, an orangery is more than just an extension of your home. It’s a way to bring nature closer, fill your life with sunlight, and create a unique space that perfectly complements your lifestyle.
Bring it on and let the sunshine in!