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Garden Room Design Tips

Posted December 16th, 2016 by Robin Nichols in

Garden rooms make great additions to the garden and provide you or your family with that extra space that can be used for a number of reasons. Garden room designs range from a garden hideout for children, a home gym or fitness area or even an office or work space. A few tips can prove helpful in ensuring a functional room in your garden without necessarily making the garden look overdone or overcrowded.

Room Space and Positioning

How the room will be used should guide the space and location. Remember that the room can be placed anywhere in the garden, even if it is not that close to your house or patio. It can be hidden from view or located in a highly visible and sunny location. If you are looking to enjoy more privacy while using the room, then choose the location carefully.

Choose the Appropriate Structure

Garden room can be designed to fit any need. You can choose anything from tented spaces, glass boxes, mobile shepherd huts or fully constructed and insulated rooms. The usage of the room and available space should be used to determine rather mobile, semi-permanent or permanent structure is best. There are ready built solutions available or a unique structure that fits your personal preferences can be built from scratch. Whatever you structure you choose, remember to consider the local climate so the structure that remains functional when you want to use it.

Blend the Room with the Garden

A garden room should be designed to create a visual flow that is seamless between the room and the garden. Choose construction materials that complement the garden design and items that you could have in the garden. Unpainted wood, for instance easily matches the outdoor settings, especially if you have trees and other shrubs. You can also make other choices to add definition to your structure without making it look overdone in any way.

Decorations can also be added to the room. The colors can be refined and relaxed or bold and exciting. Additional choices like fairy lights, lanterns or cushions can provide nice accents. A garden room that is carefully designed can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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