Decorating Your Garden Room On A Budget While Still Looking Chic
If you're thinking about buying a garden room or about to have one installed, you've probably been racking your brain about the best way to furnish and decorate it.
That's where we come in... because we have sold hundreds of garden rooms, we have a great deal of experience in helping our customers create the perfect space. In fact, if you check us out on Instagram, you’ll be able to see the many different ways that our clients have used their garden rooms.
Let's face it, Garden rooms are becoming increasingly popular, but not everyone is going to have an unlimited budget.
There are plenty of ways to furnish and decorate your contemporary garden room on a budget. So, what we've done is cover what we feel to be the best internal and external garden room design ideas on a budget.
Let's take a look...
Oh, before we start, we decided to cover decorating both inside and outside the garden room as we believe that both are important in the creation of your perfect space.
Whether you're shabby-chic’ing (yes, not a word) your coffee table or sanding down and painting an old computer desk, upcycling furniture is a great way to add character to your garden room on a budget.
There are lots of ways that you can get creative with this and we've seen some amazing results. Hence, why we slotted this idea at the top of the list for the interior.
Not only is it cost-effective but you'll also get a great sense of achievement from creating something beautiful from something that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill. Win-win!
Furniture Covers & Throws
If you've got some nice conservatory furniture but it's perhaps looking a little tired and/or dated, then new covers and throws can work wonders.
This is an extremely cost-effective way of sprucing up your outdoor furniture and it's a very quick and easy thing to do - you can usually find some great covers and throws in your local home store or garden centre.
Adding some extra standalone lighting to your garden room can really help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere - lighting can also be used to great effect in terms of garden room design, helping you to highlight certain areas or features.
There are lots of different types of lighting that you can use both inside and outside your garden room, for example, fairy lights, spotlights, solar lights, lanterns, etc.
The good thing here is; you can pretty much get these from anywhere online or in your local home store - have a browse and see what takes your fancy.
Plants & Flowers
Adding a few plants and flowers to your garden room is another fantastic way to inject a bit of life and colour - it's also a very cost-effective way of decorating as you can usually pick up some great deals on greenery and flowers from your local garden centre.
If you're not sure what plants and flowers to go for, have a chat with one of the staff in your local garden centre - they'll be able to give you some great advice and tips.
Shelving can serve a few different purposes: First and foremost, they’re excellent for storage/organisation whether it involves a trip down to IKEA or picking up some cheap shelving from your local home store
They can also play an important part in creating a certain feel in your surroundings; displaying items such as plants, vases, books, etc. can add to the ambience of your garden room.
If you've got some items - trinkets, books etc - that you want to show off, shelving is a great solution.
Laminate flooring is a great alternative to carpets. It is very easy to clean and you can add in a luxury rug if your budget allows as this will make a big difference to the overall look and feel of your garden room. (Chances are it’ll be a little easier to keep tidy too).
Patterned flat weave rugs are great for keeping the place clean. But if you want a snuggly warm fluffy rug to keep your feet warm in your garden room then a hand-tufted or shaggy rug will be perfect.
If you're looking for your garden room to be multi-purpose, a foldable desk could be just the thing..! You can use it as a normal desk during the day and then fold it away when you want to use the space for something else.
Foldable desks are usually reasonably priced + you can sometimes be lucky enough to find some great deals online or in your local home store. Just do yourself a favour and make sure that you measure the space before you buy to ensure that it will fit.
Add a Large Mirror
A cool way of making a garden room feel larger than it is, is by adding a large mirror; this will create the illusion of more space and it will also make the room look/feel brighter and airier.
You can usually pick up some nice mirrors from your local home store or online or you could try craft shops, second-hand shops and even garage sales as they usually have a few hidden and/or unusual gems so, keep your eyes peeled and you might just find a bargain.
OK, we've covered the inside of your garden room but what about the outside? There are lots of ways that you can spruce up the exterior of your garden room on a budget.
Plants and Flowers
Of course, we already covered plants and flowers but they're worth mentioning again as they can really help to brighten up the exterior of your garden room.
You don't need many to transform the look of your garden room and you can usually pick up some great deals on plants and flowers from your local garden centre.
So, it's definitely worth considering, if you want to add some life to the outside of your garden room.
Now, it's important you use string lights and not fairy lights. Fairy lights are more decorative and string ones are both decorative and functional. That's because string lights are far brighter than fairy lights, which means they can actually light up your garden room.
String lights are also relatively cheap to buy and you can usually find some great deals online or in your local home store.
Solar Tiki Torches
The cool thing about solar Tiki torches is that you don't need many to make a big impact - a few strategically placed torches can really help to brighten up the exterior of your garden room.
Solar Tiki torches are also relatively inexpensive. In fact, if you take a look on Amazon, you'll find that you can pick up a set of 4 at a bargain price. It's definitely worth considering if you want to add some light to the outside of your gardenroom.
A Stylish Panel Or Trellis
If you want to add some privacy to your garden room then a panel or trellis could provide just enough to not make it feel too closed in but still be used to create a screen or partition, which will stop you from feeling overlooked.
You can usually find some great panels and trellises for very reasonable prices at your local garden centre or online. Again, do yourself a favour and make sure you measure the space before you buy to avoid any surprises…
So, there you have it: A few ideas on how to decorate your contemporary garden room on a budget. Just remember that it's important to be creative and to think outside the box.
With a little bit of imagination, you can easily transform the look of your garden room without spending a fortune.