How to Make the Most of Small Garden Rooms
23rd October 2019
Small garden rooms can easy seem cramped once furnished. The key to making the most of the space available involves careful planning and clever storage. Try to pick one use for the room and stick to it, if you’re hoping to use it for more than one purpose, you’re likely to run out of space much quicker.
When it comes to kitting out small garden rooms, it doesn’t need to be expensive. You can get by with less furniture and still have a beautiful room that does everything you need it to.
Make the Most of Small Garden Rooms with Clever Choices
This practical list of storage solutions and streamlined furniture will help you create the illusion of space in your small garden room.
Narrow down your list of essentials
Before you start to furnish your summer house, make a list of what you’d like to put in there. Once you’ve got your list of essentials, analyse it to see if there is anything you can do without. There’s no sense in cluttering the room with non-essentials. If you’re planning on setting up a garden sitting room, the minimum you need is a TV and somewhere to sit. Although extra creature comforts may seem like a good idea at the time, all it takes is a cumbersome coffee table or a plump pouffe to shrink your floor space by half.
Choose sensible furniture options
The most obvious way to save space in small garden rooms is to go minimalist on the furniture. If you can get by with with just one small sofa, then that’s a perfect space-saving start! If you’d like a few extra seating choices, make sure the furniture you choose will leave plenty of space to move around. Opt for small and streamlined over large and plush to make the most of the space available.
For something a little bit special, check out Pinterest for inventive furniture ideas, you’ll be amazed at what’s out there! It’s possible to get a table and chair set that can be perfectly put away into a book case!
Small garden rooms need clever storage solutions
Believe it or not, you can combine your storage with your furniture by going for hollow chairs or sofas. These allow you to store things like books and video game cases without taking up any extra room. A nest of tables is a great space-saver and can do everything a coffee table can, but takes up half the room.
Other space-saving hacks
Foldable furniture has always always been fantastic for barely taking up any room. Furniture that folds down from the wall is even easier to pack away. If you need a desk, try using a desk that folds down from the wall when you need it (and fold back up when you don’t. They’re even available with a picture on the underside so it blends into the scenery when not in use. A fold chair will be the perfect partner for this type of desk.
Remember to utilise technology where possible. Rather than arranging overflowing bookshelves, look into backing up your collection on e-reader to avoid taking up physical space. Opt for a Smart TV to reduce the need for wires or extra boxes, and consider Smart Speaker to stream music with no need for other accessories.