How to Create your Perfect Garden RoomAugust 21, 2014
When the days are longer and flowers are in full bloom, there is no better time to invite the outdoors in with a bright and colourful indoor garden space. Dedicated garden rooms are ideal for this, opening up your home to a wide range of possibilities – from growing colourful bouquets and planting vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, to just having somewhere to wind away those lazy Sundays.
Whatever you choose to use your garden room for, there are a few considerations to make before getting started…
First and foremost, it is important to decide whether your garden room is going to be part of your home’s existing structure or not – i.e. whether you plan to create one in your conservatory or in a standalone outbuilding.
Whichever you opt for, you must make sure that you equip it appropriately. This means weatherproof furniture and flooring for outdoor rooms – particularly if not covered all year round – and sufficient ventilation and dehumidification in indoor conservatories if you’re growing flora in here.
Consider whether or not you would need to supply power for lighting or heating, and include this in your plans.
Although the primary purpose of your garden room is to grow things, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it an enjoyable and attractive environment to be in. Outdoor rooms can be given a natural feel with a grass floor, while water features and mini statues add character to the space.
Bi-fold doors make it easy to include a whole glazed wall, maximising the amount of light that enters your garden room and turning it into a bright, airy space – particularly as part of a patio or conservatory.
Opt for lighter, uplifting shades like sky blues, faded yellows or earthy greens in-keeping with the natural look, and encourage the growth of climbing plants using trellises to build a leafy wall and make your room feel like part of the garden.
Although completely dependent on the intended usage of your garden room, the furniture you choose could make a big difference to the overall feel of the space. Wooden or wicker chairs help to bring the outside in, while plush cushions and furnishings can create a cosy, warm place to curl up in the winter.
Consider vertical patio blinds or wooden pinoleum blinds to shade bi-fold doors and French windows from the strong, midday sun.
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