One of the perks of having a garden is an option of building a terrace, a porch or a patio where you can welcome the day, have that first cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy your breakfast. These areas are attached to the houses and a sort of transition between the interior and the garden or the lawn. Also, since most of them are covered, they are a nice space can combine all the needs of a modern family – from plants to outdoor meals. If you have a garden room, your personal open-air space, here are some tips on how to decorate it.
Synchronize between the In and the Out
As your garden room in an integral part of your house, it has to be in accordance with the rest of it. Homes are today generally built either in a certain style – Colonial (Dutch, Georgian, Federal, etc.), Art Deco, Cape Cod, Italianate, and so many more – or according to a certain design and decoration trend. In short, every house has a certain theme that is obvious and ongoing, created by the first tenants and embraced by all later ones.
Therefore, your garden house should not only reflect the theme of the indoors, but also enhance it, upgrade and bring its details into this new area. What you can do to decorate your garden house in sync with the style of your home is pick the most defining characteristics of it – furniture, wallpaper pattern, rugs and carpets, pictures, etc. – and transfer them into the garden house. That way, you will create a more harmonious and complete look.
Materials, Colors and Patterns
Choosing outdoor furniture can be a complicated task, especially if you are not a professional or someone naturally inclined to decorating. This is why so many people contact decorating experts who know not only which outdoor chairs and sofas to recommend, but also which colors react to the natural light the best.
When it comes to materials, the choice today usually comes down to woven synthetic faux-wicker type of furniture, on one hand, and teak, on the other. And while the former is considered to be more popular, seen in commercials and generally not a bad idea, teak is much better and is, according to a highly-rated online outdoor furniture suppliers, more durable, adaptable and comes in a variety of colors and shades. You can decorate your entire garden room using teak furniture, from basic things like chairs and stools, to more special, like benches, loungers and coffee tables.
Light and Dark
Provided that your garden house has a roof of some sort, you should think of the lighting solutions as well. There are two common ways of arranging the light sources – the central one accompanied by several others, or peripheral lights with no overhead lighting. The first solution is similar to what you have in other rooms in the house, while the second one is more popular in garden rooms. Not having a single source of light is usual for rooms with enough natural light from the start – and garden rooms have a lot of it by default!
In short: you can easily borrow some already existing ides from your living room or bedroom, or simply combine your preferences into a unique solution that will incorporate hidden light sources and lamps, for example.
A garden room is a reflection of your personal style as well as your home’s theme and your own pathway into the nature and not a lot of people can enjoy this great benefit of living in a house. However, garden rooms are also perfect for growing plants, herbs and flowers and are generally areas where you will reach peace and tranquility.