Garden rooms are, simply put, a free standing conservatory room within a garden.
It is best to have a garden room that brings the outdoors, indoors but modern designs allow for a lot of variations and contrasts that actually work too. It all boils down to the character you would want your garden room to have.
But, as mentioned, giving it a little green without destroying the core integrity of your character is a balance you can play with. One secret to doing this is to make sure that you have an unobstructed view of the garden that you can achieve through plenty of glass windows and wide entrances.
A may have an industrial feel yet still incorporate the living colour of the gardens by first of all making sure that you have enough glass windows to frame the outside scenery. A full-length view of the garden against the grey and white theme created by white tiled floors, aluminium chairs, grey and white paint makes for a beautiful contrast. You can also bring in a miniature plant in a steel container to seal off the deal.
If your garden has more of a pebbled feel, setting up a Zen would make an interesting match too. As simple way to achieve this is to choose dark wood as furniture material and frames for your glass windows.
Keep the lines on your furniture clean as well and finish the whole look with roman blinds.
You can also go all out with colour and make it fun and trendy with coloured pillows on soft couches and seal it off with flowing curtains. Curtains, though, might not be able to keep the heat off during summers. This brings us to the topic of insulation, something you should be concerned with when designing a garden room.
If you live in a place with that can get really cold in the winter and vice versa in the summer, you should have the proper insulation, air conditioner and heater in place. For lighter days, consider getting ceiling fan kits, preferably with lights for dual functionality.
Other key pieces that can set off your garden room include paintings, lamp shades and lighting. In fact, with just these key pieces, you can achieve a coffee nook. Just add in a coffee table with matching chairs and a magazine rack or a book shelf and you are good to go.
As a general rule, though, you can play around as much as you can with the interior of your garden room, but the overall look should not deviate significantly or should still find something to tie up with your original house even if it is just the paint or the exterior of the garden room.
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