Sun-Proofing Your Orangery Furniture: Essential Tips from Rust and Oak

Sun-Proofing Your Orangery Furniture: Essential Tips from Rust and Oak

Understanding the Importance of Protecting Your Orangery Furniture

Many of us love the idea of having an orangery in our back garden, where we can sit and enjoy our morning coffee (of tea), perhaps read a book or simply sit and watch the sun go down in the evenings. An orangery has a glass roof and large windows, allowing us to make the most of our gardens and the sky, but that also means we need to find a way to protect our orangery furniture from the sunlight that streams through the glass during the day. When it comes to designing a stunning orangery, Rust and Oak understand that the right furniture can elevate the space, creating a luxurious and comfortable environment. However, one aspect often overlooked is protecting your orangery furniture from the sun. While the sun's rays can enhance the overall ambience, they can also cause irreversible damage to your cherished pieces. In the UK, where orangeries are popular, the sun may not always be as intense as in other parts of the world. However, even mild exposure to sunlight over time can lead to furniture fading, discolouration, and even structural damage. That's why taking proactive measures to shield your orangery furniture is crucial, ensuring its longevity and aesthetic appeal.

Choosing the Right Materials for Sun-Resistant Furniture

At Rust and Oak, we prioritise quality and durability for orangery furniture. Investing in furniture made from sun-resistant materials is an excellent way to safeguard your pieces. Opt for materials such as teak, rattan, or aluminium, as they are known for their natural resistance to UV rays. Wood is an exceptional choice due to its inherent properties, including high oil content and natural pigments that protect against sun damage. It also boasts excellent durability, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use. On the other hand, Rattan furniture is crafted from a flexible palm vine and is a popular option for orangeries due to its lightweight nature and resistance to UV rays and moisture. If you would prefer not to protect your furniture directly, there is another solution to avoid sun damage. Most window choices will come with UV protection from the sun, and you can further add to this protection by choosing a treatment or blinds for your windows. A UV window blind is a great option to protect your furniture and add an element of privacy in a built-up area, or you can use a UV protection film that covers your windows without blocking any sunlight. Implementing Effective Sun Protection Measures In addition to investing in sun-resistant furniture, there are several measures you can take to further protect your orangery furniture from the sun's harmful effects. Follow these tips from Rust and Oak to ensure your furniture stays in pristine condition for years to come:

Positioning and Shading: Place your furniture away from direct sunlight to minimise exposure. Utilise blinds, curtains, or window films to regulate the amount of sunlight entering your orangery. This will help preserve the colours and textures of your furniture.

UV-Protective Coatings: Apply UV-protective coatings to your furniture, particularly wooden pieces. These coatings act as a barrier, shielding the furniture from harmful UV rays while still allowing its natural beauty to shine through. Regular reapplication may be required to maintain optimal protection.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance: Dust, debris, and other pollutants can accumulate on your orangery furniture and accelerate sun damage. Clean your furniture regularly using appropriate cleaning agents and techniques recommended by the manufacturer. Additionally, inspect your furniture for any signs of wear or damage and address them promptly to prevent further deterioration.

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Find your perfect orangery furniture with Rust and Oak

In conclusion, protecting your orangery furniture from the sun is vital to maintain its beauty and extend its lifespan. By choosing sun-resistant materials, implementing effective shading techniques, and practising regular maintenance, you can ensure that your furniture remains an exquisite addition to your orangery for years to come. Rust and Oak is committed to providing high-quality furniture that meets your needs while considering the specific climate conditions in the UK. Discover the essence of rustic charm with Rust & Oak, your go-to destination for exceptional home furniture. Our exquisite pieces, adorned with distinctive hairpins and steel frame legs, blend style and functionality effortlessly. From the Chunky Console Tables to the industrial-inspired dining tables, we have the perfect furniture to complement your kitchen, living room, or home office. Embrace the warmth of bespoke wooden creations, tailor-made for your space. Elevate your home's ambiance today with Rust & Oak. Explore our exclusive collection and find the perfect addition to your abode. Visit our online shop now!

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