Looking for a way to make the most of your garden room with some garden room furniture ideas?
If you do, that’s great!
A garden room is the perfect way to get more out of your home. You can use it as an office, a playroom, or even a spare bedroom – the possibilities are endless!
In this article, we’ll show you the top 30 best garden room furniture, interior, and decorating ideas to help you get started. Some of them are quite quirky, but they all make your garden room more stylish and functional.
I have broken these ideas down into three sections: Garden room furniture ideas, Garden room interior ideas, and Garden room decorating ideas.
- 1 Garden Room Furniture Ideas
- 2 Garden Room Interior Ideas
- 3 Garden Room Decorating Ideas
- 4 FAQs
- 5 Final Thoughts
- 6 References:
Garden Room Furniture Ideas
Rustic garden room furniture should be both comfortable and stylish, and with that in mind, there are a few things to consider when choosing furniture for your garden room.
First, think about what you’ll be using the space for. If you’re planning on using it as an office, you’ll need a desk and a comfortable chair or armchair. If you want to use it as a gym, you’ll need space for equipment and a mat.
Second, consider the climate. If you live in an area with a lot of sun, you’ll want to choose furniture that won’t fade in the sun.
Let’s take a look at some garden room furniture ideas:
A comfortable sofa is a must-have for any garden room. Just make sure you try before you buy – you want to be sure it’s comfortable! It’s also a good idea to invest in a good frame and covers that are fade-resistant.
Next on your list is ordering a collection of swatches to test in your garden room. The light changes throughout the day in any given space, and you want to make sure your new sofa looks great in all lighting conditions.
Lastly, focus on the fabric. A sofa is a big investment, so you want to make sure the fabric is durable and easy to clean.
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your garden room, you’ll need a comfortable chair. Again, try before you buy to make sure it’s perfect for you.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden room, then you’ll want to make sure that your chair matches your sofa. If not, that’s okay! Just make sure the two pieces complement each other.
If you’re going to be using your garden room as an office, you’ll need a desk. But don’t just buy any old desk – make sure it’s the right size for your space and has enough storage for all your supplies. That could be either cupboard space or drawers, or both!
Ideally, the desk will large enough to fit your mouse and your keyboard, with enough space for your monitor on top. And, of course, it should be comfortable to sit at for long periods of time.
If you don’t have a lot of space, consider a corner desk. They’re great for small spaces and can even help you make the most of a view!
Depending on what type of work you’ll be doing in your garden office, you may need a filing cabinet. If you don’t think you need one, skip it – there’s no point in filling up your space with furniture you don’t need.
However, if you do need a filing cabinet, make sure it matches your desk and has enough storage for all your files.
To accompany your office desk, you’ll need a decent office chair. This is one piece of furniture you don’t want to skimp on – a good office chair will last you years and make working from home a lot more comfortable.
When choosing an office chair, look for one with adjustable height, lumbar support, and arms. And make sure it’s comfortable to sit in for long periods of time!
Now, I haven’t covered a bar fixture in this article yet, but when I do (later on), you’re gonna need some bar stools. Whether you have a home bar or a wet bar, bar stools are a must.
When choosing bar stools, make sure they’re the right height for your counter and that they’re comfortable to sit in. You’ll also want to choose a style that goes with the rest of your furniture.
If your garden room isn’t big enough to have it’s own bar, the next best thing is a drinks cabinet. This way, you can keep all your favourite drinks close at hand without taking up too much space.
When choosing a drinks cabinet, look for one with plenty of storage and a good lock. You don’t want anyone helping themselves to your booze!
Garden Room Interior Ideas
So, we have already covered bar stools as one of the furniture ideas. But, bar stools are no good without a bar!
So, if you’re planning on having a home bar in your garden room, here are a few ideas to get you started.
There are four types of bar you could choose from:
- Curved Bar – A more flexible flow for your guests.
- L-Shaped Bar – If you want to utilise corner space.
- U-Shaped Bar – Perfect for socialising and serving multiple drinks at once.
- Straight Bar – The most common type of bar, great for small spaces.
- Double Bar – In essence two separate bars in one area, great for large events.
- Full Back Bar – A bar and shelving combo, perfect for those who want to display their drinks collection.
- Podium-style bar – If you have a small garden room, this style will save on space. A small podium with multiple shelves and cupboards beneath.
- Pull-Out Bar – Again, great for the smaller garden room. A bar that pulls out from beneath a countertop or shelf.
First, choose a style for your bar. This could be anything from rustic to modern, depending on your taste. Then, you’ll need to decide on the layout. A U-shaped bar is great for entertaining, while a straight bar is better if you’re limited on space.
Once you’ve decided on the style and layout of your bar, it’s time to think about the fixtures and fittings.
You’ll need a sink, some shelving for glasses and bottles, and a fridge or wine cooler to keep your drinks chilled.
Whether you have a small or large garden room, shelving is a great way to make the most of your space. And, there are so many different types of shelving to choose from!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Floating Shelves – Great for small spaces as they don’t take up any floor space.
- Corner Shelves – Perfect for utilising those tricky corner spaces.
- Ladder Shelves – A stylish way to display books, plants, ornaments, and more.
- Cube Shelves (a popular choice) – Ideal for storage or displaying small items.
- Plant Shelves – Show off your green fingers with some plant shelves.
- Hanging Shelves – Another space-saving option, perfect for small garden rooms.
When choosing shelving for your garden room, think about what you want to use it for. If you’re planning on using it for storage, then cube shelves or hanging shelves are a good option. But, if you want to display items, then floating shelves or ladder shelves would be better.
Not as popular as they used to be, a hot tub is still a great way to relax in your garden room. And, if you have the space for one, why not?
Think about the features you want. Most hot tubs will come with built-in jets, but some also have lights and speakers. And, of course, you’ll need to choose a colour and material that goes with the rest of your garden room.
If you have a big enough garden room, sideboards are a great way to add extra storage. They’re perfect for storing items like books, blankets, ornaments, and more.
When choosing a sideboard for your garden room, think about the style of your furniture. You’ll want to choose a sideboard that matches the rest of your decor.
If I’m honest, there are more people using cubed shelves rather than sideboards nowadays. Why? Because they are more versatile and offer more storage options.
Now, we could talk about interior ideas with mentioning lighting. After all, lighting is one of the most important aspects of any room!
There are so many different types of lighting to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to start.
Here are a few popular choices:
- Spot lights – The most popular type of lighting, spotlights are great for task lighting. Especially if you get the ones that can swivvel and turn.
- Fairy Lights – A classic choice for any room, fairy lights add a touch of magic.
- String Lights – Similar to fairy lights, string lights are perfect for adding a warm glow to your garden room.
- Pendant Lights – A popular choice for kitchens and dining rooms, pendant lights can also look great in a garden room.
- Floor Lamps – Ideal for reading corners or providing extra light in a dark corner.
- Table Lamps – A must-have for any cosy garden room.
There are so many different types of lighting to choose from, it’s important to think about what you want to use it for. Do you want to create a warm and inviting space? Or, do you need extra light for reading or working?
Once you’ve decided on the type of lighting you want, it’s time to think about placement. Pendant lights look great over a dining table or workstation. Floor lamps are perfect for corners, while table lamps can be placed anywhere you need extra light.
And, when it comes to fairy lights and string lights, the sky’s the limit! You can hang them from the ceiling, wrap them around furniture, or drape them over doorways.
When planning a garden room interior, it’s easy to forget about that you will need a desk lap for working or reading.
Desk lamps come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose one that will suit your needs.
Think about the type of light you need. Do you want a warm glow, or do you need something brighter for working?
Also, think about the size of your desk. A small desk will need a smaller lamp, while a larger desk will need a bigger lamp.
And, don’t forget about style! Choose a desk lamp that matches the rest of your garden room decor.
Try to avoid putting small tiles on the floor as it will make the room feel smaller.
And, if you’re choosing patterned tiles, make sure they are in keeping with the rest of your garden room’s style.
Large tiles create fewer joint lines and give the impression of openness. Stone or slate tiles would be an excellent choice if you want a more rustic look.
If you have a large space then you can afford to go for a patterned tile. Just make sure that the pattern isn’t too overwhelming. If you have a smaller space, then stick to a solid colour.
And, if you’re not sure what colour to go for, white is always a safe choice.
Garden Room Decorating Ideas
When I started writing this section, the number of different items and ideas you could include in your garden room was endless. So, I decided to focus on the most popular items and ideas.
Here’s what I consider to be the most popular garden room decorating ideas:
15.Cushions & soft furnishings
There’s a long running joke and bout cushions being the solution to everything. But, when it comes to garden rooms, cushions are a must!
They add comfort and style to any room, and they’re perfect for cosying up on chilly evenings.
Did you know that opposite cushion attract? It’s true! So, if you want to create a cosy corner, choose two cushions with different patterns or colours.
And, if you’re looking for something extra special, why not add a personalised cushion? You can have your favourite quote or saying printed on it. Or, you could have your initials embroidered onto
Go tonal with your cushions and soft furnishings. Choose a palette of two or three colours and stick to it throughout the room. This will create a cohesive look that is stylish and elegant.
And, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could mix and match different textures. A velvet cushion will look great with a wool throw and a leather armchair, for example.
Now, you just can’t have a garden room without a rug. They’re essential for adding comfort and style to any space.
When choosing a rug, it’s important to think about the size of your room. You don’t want a rug that is too small or too big. It should be just right!
Also, think about the shape of your room. If you have a rectangular room, a square or rectangular rug will look best. But, if you have a more irregular shaped room, you could opt for a round or oval rug.
And, finally, think about the colour and pattern of your rug. A plain rug will give you more flexibility when it comes to styling the rest of your room. But, a patterned rug can really make a statement.
Don’t forget a rug pad! This will help to keep your rug in place and protect it from dirt and wear.
It’s up to you whether you want to add a throw to your garden room. But, if you live in a colder climate, or if you just like to be cosy, a throw is a must!
Throws are great for draping over furniture or wrapping around yourself on chilly evenings.
When choosing a throw try to coordinate it with the cushions and soft furnishings in your room. This will create a cohesive look.
And, if you’re looking for something extra special, why not add a personalised throw? You could have your favourite quote or saying printed on it. Or, you could have your initials embroidered onto it.
Nothing says home sweet home like a few plants. They bring life into any room and they’re great for purifying the air.
When it comes to garden rooms, there are two types of plants you could go for: real plants or artificial plants. Real plants are lovely, but they do require a bit of maintenance. Artificial plants are low maintenance, but they can look a bit fake.
It’s up to you which type of plant you choose. If you want low maintenance plants, go for artificial plants. If you don’t mind doing a bit of watering, go for real plants.
And, if you can’t decide, why not mix and match? You could have a few real plants and a few artificial plants. Or, you could have one real plant and a whole bunch of artificial plants.
Mirrors are great for making small spaces look larger than they are. They reflect light and they create the illusion of more space.
So, if you have a small garden room, a mirror is a must!
When choosing a mirror for your garden room, think about the style of your room. If you have a traditional style room, a gilt frame mirror will look great. If you have a more contemporary room, a metal frame mirror will be perfect.
Or, you could go for a statement mirror. This could be a round mirror or an ornate mirror. A statement mirror will really make a impact in your room.
I’m not a particular fan of paintings in garden rooms, but I know some people are. So, I thought I would include them in this list.
If you do want to hang a painting in your garden room, make sure it is the right size for the space. A small painting in a large space will look odd. And, a large painting in a small space will be overwhelming.
Again, ornaments can make a contemporary space look a bit dated. But, if you love them, then go for it!
Just make sure you don’t go overboard. A few well chosen ornaments will make a nice addition to your room. But, a whole bunch of them will just look cluttered.
When it comes to garden room ornaments, less is definitely more.
I briefly mentioned paintings, but I think picture frames are a better option. They’re more versatile and they come in all shapes and sizes.
You could frame family photos, holiday snaps or even postcards.
And, if you can’t find frames you like, you could always make your own!
Curtains are a must for garden rooms. They keep the sun out in the summer and they keep the heat in during the winter.
When choosing curtains for your garden room, think about the style of your room. If you have a traditional style room, heavy velvet curtains will look great. If you have a more contemporary room, light voile curtains will be perfect.
And, if you’re not sure what style of curtains to go for, why not have a look at some inspiration photos? There are loads of great curtain ideas out there.
We’ve got curtains on this list so I might as well add blinds!
Just like curtains, blinds keep the sun out in the summer and they keep the heat in during the winter. But, they have a more modern look.
If you still want to let light in, opt for a lightweight fabric blind. If you want to block out all the light, go for a blackout blind.
Having matching blinds will make the room more cohesive and depending on the colour of the walls and the furniture, they can make the room look bigger or smaller.
Again, depending on the size of your garden room, candles may not be an option. But, if you have a large enough space, they can make a lovely addition to your room.
There are loads of different types of candles you could choose from. Scented candles are nice, but they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. If you prefer unscented candles, that’s fine.
There are also different wax types to choose from. Beeswax candles are great for purifying the air. Soy wax candles are a bit cheaper and they’re eco-friendly.
And, if you can’t decide which wax type to go for, why not try both? You could have beeswax candles in the winter and soy wax candles in the summer.
A lot of people get it all wrong when they’re choosing a clock for their garden room. They think a large clock looks super cool in a small room. But, in reality, it just looks out of place.
The key is to choose a clock that is in proportion to the size of your room. If you have a small room, go for a small clock. If you have a large room, go for a large clock.
Also, don’t just put it anywhere. Ideally it needs to be where you would glance at it if you were sat down.
And, finally, make sure the clock is in keeping with the style of your room. If you have a traditional style room, a cuckoo clock would look great. If you have a more contemporary room, a digital wall clock would be perfect.
I can’t believe I’m adding a TV to the list. But, I know some people like to have one in their garden room 🙂
Kind of like your own mini cinema, right?
If you’re going to have a TV in your garden room, make sure it’s the right size for the space. A small TV in a large room will look odd. And, a large TV in a small room will be overwhelming.
Purchasing the correct brackets that allow you to swivel the TV is also important. That way, you can watch TV from anywhere in the room.
Now, the positioning of your TV is important since you don’t want to put somewhere that will get a reflection. So, avoid putting it in front of a window.
First things first, step back and take a look at your garden room. If it’s full of natural light, then flowers are a great option. But, if it’s not, they’re probably not going to thrive.
If you do have a garden room that gets a lot of sunlight, there are loads of different flowers you could choose from.
Here are just a few of my favourites:
Gerberas – Gerberas are a great option for garden rooms. They come in a wide range of colours and they’re relatively cheap.
I wouldn’t recommend getting them in the winter, though. They don’t do well in the cold.
Orchids – Orchids are a bit more expensive than Gerberas, but they’re definitely worth the money. They look amazing and they last for ages.
The only downside is that they’re a bit more difficult to care for. But, if you’re willing to put in the effort, they’ll reward you with their beauty.
Tulips – Tulips are another great option for garden rooms. They come in a wide range of colours and they’re relatively cheap.
Lillies – Lillies are a bit more expensive than tulips, but they’re definitely worth the money. They look amazing and they last for ages.
The only downside is that they’re a bit more difficult to care for. But, if you’re willing to put in the effort, they’ll reward you with their beauty.
What do they say about “all work and no play” again?
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your garden room, you might want to consider getting a yoga mat. They’re great for stretching out your muscles and they can also be used for meditation.
Where possible, look for a mat that has textured surfaces. This will help to grip the floor and prevent you from slipping.
Also, a thick mat is always going to be more comfortable than a thin one. But, it’s worth bearing in mind that a thicker mat will be more difficult to transport.
And, finally, make sure you choose a mat that’s in keeping with the style of your room. If you have a traditional style room, a plain yoga mat would look great. If you you have have a more more contemporary room, a brightly coloured mat would be be perfect.
We all want to spend more time with our kids, right?
Well, a bean bag is a great way to do that. They can sit on it and read while you work at your desk. Or, you can sit on it and play games with them while they’re on the floor.
When you’re not using it as a seat, a bean bag can also be used as a footrest or a place to rest your head.
And, when you’re not using it at all, it can be stored away easily.
As well as the items on this list, there are a few additional accessories you might want to consider adding to your garden room.
A fire pit – A fire pit is a great way to enjoy the outdoors even when it’s cold outside. Just make sure you keep it well away from any flammable materials.
Solar lights – Solar lights are a great way to light up your garden room without adding to your electricity bill.
Gym equipment – If you were thinking of using your garden home as a gym, there are a few pieces of equipment you might want to consider.
- A rowing machine – A rowing machine is a great way to get a full-body workout.
- A set of dumbbells – A set of dumbbells is a great way to tone your arms and shoulders.
- A yoga mat – As we’ve already mentioned, a yoga mat is a great way to stretch out your muscles.
- A Pilates ball – A Pilates ball is a great way to improve your balance and flexibility.
Studio furniture – If you was thinking of using your garden home as a studio, then the furniture, fixtures and fittings would be different to what you would need for a office or gym.
You would need a table to hold your mixing desk, for example, and you might want to consider soundproofing the room.
You would also need to hang some speakers from the ceiling and make sure you have enough power sockets to accommodate all your equipment.
How do I style my garden room?
To be at one with nature you can bring some of the outside inside. Add some potted plants and use natural materials in your decor such as stone, wood, and bamboo.
How do I make my garden room cozy?
Some warm lighting, some rugs and a wood burning stove will make your garden room a cozy space to relax in.
What should I put in my garden room?
The most important thing is to make sure you have enough storage. Garden rooms can quickly become cluttered so it’s important to have somewhere to put things away. Once you’ve sorted out your storage, you can start thinking about furniture.
We hope you found this list of garden room furniture, interior and decorating ideas helpful.
Remember, when choosing furniture for your garden room, it’s important to consider both form and function. And, if you’re unsure about what you need, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional.
Note: These ideas would be the same for any cosy log cabin, summerhouse, conservatory or outbuilding that you want to use as a garden room.
Do you have any garden room furniture, interior or decorating ideas that we’ve missed? If so, please share them in the comments below. And, if you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends and family.
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