Garden rooms – 19 of the best

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From traditional extensions to quirky covered terraces, a garden room is an attractive and practical area that allows you to explore the boundary between interior and exterior. What you do with that space, well, that’s up to you – but we’ve provided our favourite garden room design ideas that are sure to fire up your imagination.

Much like any other room in your house, a garden room is the perfect opportunity to flex your creative muscles. If you’re green fingered, why not look into creating your own gardening hideaway? Simply team traditional, practical furniture and with your array of pots and plants for a slice of rustic charm.

Want to go the botanical route without getting your hands dirty? There’s plenty of interesting and attractive prints and wallpapers to keep your garden room on-message while remaining effortlessly stylish.

Speaking of stylish, an attractive, bistro-style table and matching chairs makes for a charming and timeless¬†alfresco dining¬†area. Or maybe you’re looking to really run with the holiday theme in your garden room, in which case interesting fabrics, bench seating and lots of colour will help achieve that pool-side vibe. You can always dial up the party atmosphere with some bold bunting – maybe the kids could pitch in with the crafts?

Don’t be afraid to keep things eclectic, but it’s worth remembering that clever storage options will free up space and keep your lines free. One final point – because of the light and, in some cases, exposure, furniture and soft furnishings should be versatile. Line blinds with outdoor fabric to prevent fading and choose wicker and similar hardwearing materials that work both indoor and out. The perfect garden room will be a quiet haven that works for all seasons. Browse through our pick of the best.

Botanical garden room


Here, botanical fabrics are teamed with utilitarian furniture and lighting to create a practical, rustic garden room.


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