The rules for preparing the winter garden
In remote times and especially in Versailles France, the winter gardens were glazed spaces designed to guard the beautiful orange and lemon trees that decorated and adorned the noble green areas in the summer months.
To date, their meaning has been reinterpreted and adapted to the most common needs of modern families to enjoy a green, livable and relaxing oasis all year round. The result is a closed space, contiguous to the home and seen as a real extension of the same.
If you do not want to give up the green thumb even in winter, follow a few but important guidelines that will guide you from the choice of structures to be set up to that of the furnishings.
The first aspect to consider is the size of the space to be transformed and therefore its cost. There are now many construction options on the market to choose from: fixed or mobile roofing, low cost or prefabricated structures. They differ from each other in economic expenditure and the materials used. The final decision will therefore be subjective and tied to your family budget.
There are undoubtedly, however, important technical parameters to be respected and not underestimated. To create the ideal climate, it is necessary to check and ensure that the internal temperature fluctuates between 18 ° and 26 ° C and humidity between 80% and 90%. The plants placed inside it, in fact, need a constant and mild thermal condition. It is important to prefer exposure to the south, south-west to take full advantage of the light and heat of the sun, always using insulating materials.
Setting up the space of a winter garden
Being an environment that will be lived peacefully during all seasons, the greater comfort you will create, the greater the well-being and the satisfaction you will derive from it. Therefore it is important to commit to preparing a continuous and uniform space that combines the stylistic characteristics of the internal rooms and the design and colors of the external area.
It is important to keep in mind not to obscure the windows with too many green species, whether they overlook the garden or a wonderful panorama; this will allow to obtain the maximum brightness of the spaces.
If the surface allows it, it will be fun to indulge in the choice of furnishings. The plausible solutions can be directed both towards furnishing accessories designed exclusively for outdoor use and for those intended for indoor environments.
Currently the materials range from classic wicker, to bamboo, to treated wood in the most varied colors or in French and more romantic wrought iron. The greenery and furnishings should merge and balance; therefore it is good to avoid creating delimited areas that do not dialogue with each other. Let nature surround you!