How to Furnish Your Outdoor Room

Choosing the Perfect Garden Room

If you have the space to extend out into your garden, then a garden room or summer house can give your house a dramatic new dimension. This addition will provide a tranquil bolthole that can boost your house price.

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Use a designer to create a beautiful space that complements your existing structure – whether a modern conservatory or an extension that opens on to a patio.

Make it a space you can enjoy all year round with appropriate heating, ventilation and blinds.

As for furnishings, use wooden and rattan furniture and floral textiles for a rustic feel. In a modern glass conservatory, basic furniture like a simple glossy dining set is best.

Make the Most of an Aluminium Frame

A contemporary glasshouse can be either an extension or a detached garden room. Why not create a conservatory-living-room-diner with a glass roof and floor-to-ceiling windows?

Aluminium may be used where weight matters. As it is light and strong, longer spans will support larger glass panels.

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Create an Outdoor Garden Room

Try trailing vines over a canopy on a terrace. An attractive dining room with porthole windows below might provide shelter. Green crockery will reflect the colour of the foliage.

Install Opening Roof Lights

You could create a kitchen extension with a high pitched glass roof and double doors offering garden views. When glass is used, allow for adequate ventilation to stay cool during the summer. Opening roof lights can let air flow without having to open the doors.

Wall-to-Wall Glass Doors

A glass wall studded with doors lets light through and enables a broad garden view. Potted palms will supply a colonial feel. Having flagstones both inside and out can unite the two spaces.

Stay Snug with a Stove

In a contemporary garden room extension, bi-folding doors streamline the approach to the garden. A wood-burning stove and throws guarantee that the room may be enjoyed all year round.

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Maintain a Good View

Your garden room might be minimal in size, with bland floors and walls: this will suit a simple glass dining set. Round tables in and out introduce a sense of unity between the interior and garden.


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