One of the joys of owning a garden room is the freedom to decorate it any way you like. Whether you are setting up your own private gym, a home office or a space for the whole family to enjoy, creating something truly personal can be hugely rewarding.
There are certain garden room interior design trends that are undeniably appealing. As is the case inside the home, each year brings its own unique design trends and movements for garden rooms. The vast majority of these trends focus on striking the perfect balance between presentation and practicality, given how garden rooms are used primarily for practical purposes.
Inspiration for an enchanting garden room in 2022 is in no short supply. As things stand, these are the five most popular garden room interior design trends making waves across the UK right now:
Taking the minimalist approach to garden room interior design brings a long list of benefits. Eliminating anything unnecessary from the picture frees up more space to be used in more practical ways. In addition, opting for the minimalist approach can lead to significant savings, as less is more.
Best of all, the minimalist approach to interior design never fails to look elegant and sophisticated. It’s a look that can be achieved by keeping furniture and fixtures to the bare minimum, while combining just one or two primary materials or colours.
You can still add your own signature twists here and there, but the minimalist look is about limiting the presence of anything that does not need to be there.
2. Rounded Shapes and Curved Lines
A popular approach to ‘softening’ the appearance of an angular interior is to introduce plenty of rounded shapes and curved lines. This is actually an interior design trend that has been around since the 1970s, and has never gone out of fashion.
This is also a look that can be combined with the minimalist approach to interior design. Choose furniture, fixtures and accessories with round shapes and curved lines, while introducing them to the space in careful moderation. In essence, the goal is to avoid anything with an abundance of right angles or sharp corners.
Bring the whole thing together with a few strategically selected wall hangings, which again should follow the same rounded/curved theme.
3. Natural Materials and Textures
This is the truly timeless approach to interior design that looks to bring a touch of the outdoors indoors. Given the nature of a garden room as an outdoor structure, there is no better place around the home to get back to nature.
One of the easiest ways to accomplish this indoors-outdoors look is to introduce plenty of plants and greenery to your garden room. Not in the form of colourful and fresh flowers, but with large floor-standing plants, hanging baskets and so on. Strategically positioning more plants outside the structure’s windows and doors can also add to the effect.
Material choice is also important when looking to create a natural look and feel. Stone, marble, metal, brass, bronze and natural wood can all be great, as can synthetic materials that mimic their effects. Leather furniture also makes a wonderfully timeless addition to a garden room, or an equivalent vegan leather alternative if preferred.
4. Cottage Style
The cottage style approach to garden room interior design is effectively the reverse of the modern minimalist approach. The goal is to create that classic ‘modern farmhouse’ look and feel, in a space where there will inevitably be limited space available.
Achieving the cosy cottage vibe begins by incorporating natural materials like raw wood, slate, brick and stone. A subtle colour palette comprising predominantly nature-inspired colours provides the perfect framework for a cottage style garden room, coupled with plenty of flowering plants inside and out.
Rather than keeping things to the bare minimum, a cottage style garden room can be packed with ornamental extras, trinkets and decorative accents; anything that gives the look and feel of a traditional cottage or modern farmhouse setting, which can be a fantastic place to relax and unwind.
5. Multifunctional Spaces
A growing audience of innovative garden room owners are setting up their installations as multi-function spaces rather than creating a private exercise space or a home office, for example, they are doing both with the same garden room.
Creating a partitioning effect in a garden room can be achieved in several ways. Physical partitions can be installed when the garden room is constructed, or furniture can be positioned strategically to create separate zones; even something as simple as laying rugs can help create the illusion of separate spaces within the same room.
With more people spending more time at home than ever before, making the best possible use of all available space is the ultimate interior design trend. One that extends to garden rooms of all shapes and sizes, where the opportunities really are limitless.