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10 Decorating Ideas to Make Your Garden Room The Pride of Your Home

When it comes to garden rooms, don’t limit your imagination to a shed conversion or a standard 4 metre square space. Outdoor builds harness so much potential for the home, becoming centrepieces in the garden in terms of design, decoration and practicality. Whether you need a cosy retreat for escapism or a thriving hub of activity to host parties and entertain friends, a garden room offers the ideal setting for so many uses. Garden builds enhance homes and lifestyles; you just have to choose whether yours will be for work or play.

Our ethos for our garden rooms is for you to completely guide the project from the very start. You give us the idea and we bring it to life. Our team at Miniature Manors design, build and decorate all manner of garden rooms with our portfolio full of unique, bespoke builds tailored to each individual client. Ranging from stylish garden bars and games rooms to elegant studios designed to harbour creativity, our garden rooms are guaranteed to become the crowning feature in your garden.

Inspired to turn unused space in your garden into something so much more? We have ten decorating ideas to help paint the picture of your own outdoor haven.

1- Display your creativity and talent

Art Studio Horsham

A garden room couldn’t be more perfect as an art studio. With plenty of opportunities to add as much natural light as possible with glass walls and french doors, you’ll have a bright, inspiring space for your artistic talents to thrive. A garden studio offers a slice of privacy away from the hustle and bustle of the house. Whether crafts are your hobby or your career, you can express yourself in peace and quiet without any unwanted interruptions.

Your garden room can be the best place to showcase your talent. Decorate the walls, inside and outside. Get ‘hands on’ with the furniture, go wild with colours and feel inspired to make your space your own.

2- Work from home in comfort

Office Pod Sussex

Enjoy all the benefits of working from home without any of the hang-ups with a garden office. We can create beautiful spaces as the perfect working environment, prioritising comfort and productivity. Dismiss all thoughts of a cramped private office with no windows and no character. A garden office can be a personal study or the headquarters of your own business.

Whatever the industry, we can make it work. We’ve built salons, gyms and studios bespoke to the business. Need a washroom included? We can arrange extra building work to create the best office that caters for all your needs, right in your own garden.

3- Entertain friends and family with a garden bar

Garden Room Bar

Crack open the beers or pop open a bottle of bubbly in your own garden bar. Make your garden the place to entertain and host friends and family. Add an outdoor seating area to your bar to enjoy the balmy summer evenings with a drink (or two). Inside, you can let your creativity run riot, decorate the space with a theme and choose your style. Looking to make your bar a place to relax and kick back? You can set the mood with luxurious seating and moody lighting. Or you can go the other way and clear the space with a dancefloor for when the music cranks up later in the evening.

4- Relax in your own garden cinema

Garden Office with Home Cinema

What better way to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon than to sit back and enjoy a great movie. A garden cinema lets you enjoy the fresh air and summer months while the film rolls. We can design a cinema to create just the right amount of shade to accommodate a projector so you can view the film outside and invite a movie-loving bunch over to join in. If the weather isn’t on your side, you can bundle up in the cinema and set the lights down low.

Customise your cinema to get the perfect atmosphere. Get your hands on a popcorn maker to make things authentic. Soundproof the space so you don’t alarm the neighbours if you like your films loud and explosive. Make your garden cinema the place to be when you unwind at home.

5- Living walls and green roofs to encourage wildlife

Sedum Roof

Worried that having a garden room means sacrificing the organic ambience of your garden? Stay in tune with nature with a green roof feature that adds to the garden. Green roofs are a layer of sedum, a succulent species of plant. Used on garden builds, they encourage all forms of wildlife and give a natural touch to your garden room.

If you’d like to keep the natural look, a green feature wall can add to the aesthetic. Add plants to the decor of your room, pots of flowers and climbing plants on trellises. You can turn your garden room into a gardeners retreat.

6- Exercise in your garden gym

Garden Office, Gym & Shower Room

Keep in shape at home with an outdoor gym where you can train and exercise all year around. With effective insulation, you’ll be able to work out whatever the weather. Not only does a garden gym give you somewhere to keep your bulky equipment from cluttering up the house, it’s also an inspiring and comforting setting for you to get a sweat on.

A garden room can be perfect as a private yoga studio. Create a calming retreat away from the noise of everyday life, using the natural space around you and build on that zen atmosphere.

7- Add extra living space with a garden annex

Garden Annex Sussex

Give your guests somewhere inviting to stay with a garden granny annex separate from the house. Whether a cosy little cabin nestled in the back garden or a stylish, modern studio flat joined to your property, an annex can really improve your home. Designed to put up family, friends or even as a holiday option for renters, your garden annex can be turned into five-star accommodation right in your back garden.

Garden annexes are classed as livable accommodation so will need planning permission to go ahead. At Miniature Manors, we have consultants on hand to handle all applications and paperwork. If you’re looking to add another bedroom, we can help you extend your home.

8- Make your garden room cosy during the winter

Cozy Garden Room

Relax all year round in your cosy garden retreat. Adding plenty of soft furnishings will make your garden room a special escape to unwind. Our team of decorators and carpenters can work with you to fully furnish your room, working to your colour-schemes, choice of textures and styles. Our garden rooms are all fully insulated and easy to keep warm when the weather turns.

To really add comfort to your garden room, we can install wood burners with the proper ventilation to create an authentic cabin feel.

9- Bring the games and the fun out to the garden

Garden Room with Indoor BBQ

Turn your garden room into your favourite place to spend time with the family. Games rooms are quintessential additions to a family home. Host a multitude of fun activities, games and sports from your beautifully designed garden room. Add in a pool table that’s great for you and the kids to enjoy, as well as friends coming over for a party. Rig up a TV and all your games consoles to create a private space for your kids to have fun with their friends.

Whatever games you play, you can enjoy them without risk of disturbing the neighbours (or the rest of the family). We can soundproof our garden rooms to keep the noise levels down – and stop any outdoor noise interrupting your concentration.

10- Put your individual stamp on your garden den

Garden Man Cave

With our garden builds, we encourage you to put your personality in the design. Really make your garden room yours as a man cave or she shed. Let your interests and passions take centre stage. We can build storage and display units for collectables you’d like to display. Having a place to call your own benefits your mental health, giving you somewhere to collect your thoughts and pass the time the way you enjoy.

Be involved in the design of your garden room

These are just some ideas to consider when dreaming up your perfect garden room. Have any ideas of your own that you’d love to make a reality? We’d love to hear your ambitions so we can work together on a unique, garden room that has pride of place in your home.

Interested about getting started on a garden room project? We can provide a quote based on your ideas with our project planner here. Once you send us an initial enquiry, we’ll be in touch within 48 hours.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with our friendly team on 01403 610619.

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