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Garden Room Ideas For Every Garden Size and Style

With being at home becoming the norm the search for garden room ideas is on the rise. It’s no surprise considering that a modern garden room can be an office, an exercise room, a bar, a playroom, a treatment room or whatever else you require it to be. This is the new way of extending your home and just like your home, it needs to fit in with your tastes and be in keeping with the tone of your garden. And this is why we are going to look at garden room ideas for every garden size and style…

Seek Out A Corner

Many homes built in the UK now have far smaller gardens than they used to. This can be great for those who don’t want to tend to a large open space but it can be tricky if you begin to have bigger ideas for it. One thing that may get ruled out without taking the time to fully research is the addition of a garden room. When you hear those words, I am sure that a large cabin comes instantly to mind but these days a garden room can come in a wide variety of sizes and styles which means that even if you do have a small garden, you CAN have a garden room. The best way to incorporate a building like this into a smaller space is by utilising a corner that you don’t use. A small garden room can fit quite snugly into a corner and with a few additions such as pots, planters, flowers etc you can tie it into your outside space without it dominating it.

A Quaint Summer House

Another option for a small or medium-sized garden is a quaint summer house. If you choose one in an octangular shape, this will draw interest and will easily fit into most spaces. Summer houses also make a beautiful feature when painted in pastel shades, are dressed up with curtains, when you add window boxes and so on. These are generally used as potting sheds, reading rooms or for afternoon tea and look perfect in a cottage-style garden.

Blending In

Garden Room Ideas For Every Garden Size and Style

Another clever way of making a garden room fit in with your garden size and design is by allowing it to “blend in”. This could be achieved in several ways:

  1. Painting the wood in the same colour as your fences or choosing a green tone that matches your plants.
  2. Use climbers to cover the exterior walls to allow your garden to flow.
  3. Create a living roof by planting perennials that will return year after year.

A Glass House

Sometimes having overbearing walls can seem far too much for certain styles of gardens (minimalist, in particular, comes to mind) and if you can’t see a typical garden room fitting in, why not consider an all glass house instead? This look will allow you to seamlessly tie the outside with the inside and will give you a garden room that will always feel as though you are apart of your garden when sitting indoors.

Timber Garden Room

A timber garden room is contemporary and sleek and can be built to your required specifications to fit into your chosen slot in the garden. The great thing about this style is that you can make a real focus out of this build and it can be the hub for your entertainment. You could have the addition of bifold doors, decking and a canopy to really make your garden room stand out.

Zone It

If you have a larger garden you can really go wild with your garden room idea and choosing to zone the area will work beautifully. You can choose to add any features you like such as fencing or a box hedge to surround your zone. You can then add any essentials that you require – if this is for entertainment purposes, for example, you could build a dancefloor, have a patio with seating or an outdoor oven/kitchen. If you have the luxury of installing an outdoor pool then your garden room could be your changing room or chill out area. If you are planning on using the building as a playroom, the outdoor zoned area could be a playground for your children.

If these garden room ideas have given you some food for thought, why not get in touch with us today?

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Bring The Outside In With These Garden Room Ideas

When it comes to tying your garden room in perfectly with your garden, the most effective and beautiful way of doing this is by bringing the outside in. Basing your interior design on the inspiration that is already around you will give you a seamless connection between these two spaces and will allow you to enjoy your outdoor look even when sat inside. Here are our garden room ideas to help you to bring the outside in.

Earthy Tones

By using soft, earthy tones on your walls, on tiling and in your soft furnishings you can bring the feeling of outside into your garden room. Think shades like light, soft brown, terracotta, greens, creams and greys that will all complement one another and give you a warm, pastel glow.


Bringing more light into your garden room will not only help with opening the space up but it will also allow for outdoor plants and trees to feel even closer.

Large bi-folding doors often come as standard with modern garden rooms which gives you the perfect opportunity to open up your building to feel at one with the garden. Another idea is to install a skylight which will allow sunlight to flood through as well as giving you a wonderful view of any overhanging trees. 


When thinking about which plants to include as part of your interiors styling, take into account what you already have outside in the garden.

Can you bring some of those varieties in? Can you find indoor plants in similar colours?

Think about adding window boxes and planting large flowers or plants that can be easily seen through the window, adding to the feeling of the outdoors coming in. You could also do this just outside of your bi-folding doors so on opening them, you will be greeted by gorgeous flowers. Other ideas for your garden room include using a variety of sized pots as these will give you height, you will be able to arrange them to create an attractive entrance and you can choose to move them around as often as you like.

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Inspired By Nature

It isn’t surprising that nature inside the home is a very Hygge way of living. Not only does it give your indoor space more of an interesting focus, it is calming, it brings a warm atmosphere and is a great way of staying connected with the outside whilst being inside. Achieving this style inside your garden room is very simple; you can just go on a woodland walk and bring back any treasures you may find. Twigs, leaves, fir cones, wood, nuts and so on can all be used as decorative pieces around your interior space. Another way of adding nature into your look is by looking for soft furnishings with prints such as leaves, flowers, feathers, water etc.

Utilise Old Garden Tools

Do you have an old watering can that now leaks? Perhaps you have some tools which have seen better days? Maybe you have some pots that you can’t find a place for outside? All of these items can be repurposed, they could be spruced up or upcycled to give your garden room a quirky, yet vintage look. By placing outside items around the room you will soon have your outside look indoors.

Choose Wood

Wherever you can, choose wood as the choice of material inside your garden room. From real oak floors to wooden worktops, real wood furniture, handmade driftwood mirrors, pallet planters, large vintage wooden lamps, you can really bring the outside in just by carefully selecting the pieces you use to furnish your room. 

No matter how big or small your garden is, you can always draw inspiration from it to create an outside interior that you will love. 

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