Having a garden room is a great investment as the opportunities and uses of them are endless - you could quite literally do anything with it! Whether you're looking to style up your garden room to be the best party location or just looking to feel fancy in your own home, then continue reading. In this blog, we'll be giving you some insights on how you can transform your old or even new garden room into the perfect venue for hosting or a relaxing Saturday night in.
First off, space. How you arrange your furniture in your garden room space will ultimately depend on the size and shape of your garden room and what you're looking to achieve. If your garden room is on the smaller side, your options will be more limited, however, we just need to think smart when it comes to the set-up.
One of the main placement decisions is whether you want your furniture facing towards the garden itself or not. If you have a great view and are looking for a more relaxing setting, it makes the most sense to arrange your furniture to point towards it, rather than have your back facing it. However, if you're looking to make your garden room into a social space, then having your furniture facing inwards towards each other will make it easier for those fun party games.
Lighting can make a huge difference to a garden room. Investing in fairy lights to wrap around the furniture, off the walls or draping down from the ceiling can really add some extra cosiness if you're going for that relaxed vibe. Alternatively, if fairy lights aren't your style, try adding overhead string lighting or wall and floor lights to add more lighting to your party venue without the dreaded 'big light'.
When it comes to the outside lighting of your garden room, large, bright floodlights will only harshen any hard work you have put into your stylish garden room and garden itself. That's where soffit lighting is the perfect way to go. Though subtle, yet bright lighting you can really enhance the look and feel of your garden room all year round. In the late summer evenings, they look really lovely, much like fairy lights, when they turn on, but also in the winter, they light up the garden and then the garden room in a truly relaxing way when those evenings start to feel longer.
The purpose of decorating a garden room is to enhance the natural warmth and light that comes through the windows in the summer while maintaining warmth and cosiness in the winter. So, de-cluttering your garden room as much as possible, and storing away things you don't need in each season will really help keep your garden room the perfect venue. For instance, having a woodpile next to your wood burner is an attractive and convenient feature in the winter, but will simply take up space in the summer, at the risk of making your garden room feel confined. Which, isn't an ideal feeling if you're relaxing or hosting.
A garden room can often feel like a seamless extension of the garden. In the summertime, when many gardens are at the height of their beauty, accentuating the feeling of 'green' by moving flower planters into the garden room itself can help create that perfect venue. Another way to add greenery, and have the garden flood into your garden room is by installing hanging baskets on the exterior walls. As this doesn't take long, it is a great option if you haven't got too much time on your hands. On the other hand, in the winter, some of those delightful winter green potted plants can help liven up your garden room when the outside is looking less colourful, creating a cosy atmosphere for you and your family and a less dreary party location. Best of both worlds really!
Whether you're looking to improve your current garden room or have a bespoke one designed and built for you, our team of experts are always more than happy to discuss our many options with you. Just fill in our contact form or give us a call on 01603 720005 to speak with a member of our team.