Create the Perfect Contemporary Garden Room
We’ve talked a lot this year about the concept of bringing the outdoors in. With Pantone picking a zesty lime shade called Greenery as their Colour of the Year, and botanical prints and succulent hues making their way into the top decorating magazines, the message has been clear: Mother Nature should be playing a significant role in your home décor.
The latest craze to capitalise on – and in a more literal sense, subvert – this trend is the contemporary garden room, an alfresco dining space where you can relax amidst nature. The good news? You don’t have to be green-fingered to embark on this kind of project.
Here’s how you can master bringing the indoors out with your own gorgeous garden space.
Selecting the Perfect Spot
The area of your garden that you choose to transform will depend upon your needs. If you’re dreaming of relaxed outdoor dinners with friends, opt for a spot close to the house, as this will allow easy access to the kitchen. For something more secluded – say, a writing or painting spot, or solo reading area – try and get some distance.
Remember that creating a garden room doesn’t always require walls. Sometimes a secluded area with some wooden decking can do the trick.