Styling a garden room for winter
Published: 27 January 2023
Whilst the festive season has been and gone and the New Year is well underway, we’re certainly still in the middle of winter, with the weather doing its best to keep us indoors.
The shorter days and colder temperatures are just some of the many reasons many of us focus on our homes in January and consider home improvement updates or projects, in particular.
If creating a warm and comfortable living space is on your to-do list for the start of 2023, here are some inspirational ideas and tips to style your garden room to complement whatever the winter season throws at us.
Interiors that cut a dash
Perhaps the easiest and quickest win is to invest in some interior touches that make an impression.
Bold, accent colours inject liveliness and verve into the darkest of living spaces, creating an inviting look and feel, to be experienced at any time of year.
One of the many benefits of a garden room style extension is the abundant levels of natural light, which flow inward, during the day. This instantly creates a lighter, more appealing living room, meaning the interiors can be styled accordingly.
Consider going for bolder accent colours that will accentuate the light and bring added vibrancy to the room.
Natural heat from a log burner
There is nothing quite like the natural heat provided by a log burner, even more so on a cold, wet winter’s day.
With the cost of energy very much front of mind, periodically lighting a fire when needed, can be a much more cost effective heating solution.
Acting as a supplementary heat source (orangeries and garden rooms often include underfloor heating), adding a log burner instantly brings natural warmth with an unmistakable ambience to any room of the home.
Creating a feature fireplace
Continuing the theme of natural heat, building a fireplace into an orangery or garden room is a great way of creating a central focal point
Not only do they create a hub around which an interiors scheme can be considered, a fireplace will become a defining feature of the room, bringing style and warmth, when needed.
In addition, a fireplace in an orangery or garden room is another way of ensuring that this type of extension is a natural addition to the home, to be used all year round – countering the old analogy of some lower quality conservatories, which can look like an unnatural bolt-on.
The rustic charm of oak
If you’re considering extending your home, aesthetically speaking, the outside is obviously just as important as the inside.
Choice of building material is clearly an important consideration but what if there was one such option that oozes a combination of rustic charm with a feeling of homeliness. Investing in an oak framed orangery or garden room is one way of making this wonderfully evocative timber the design highlight.
The warm tones of an oak framed extension should be shown off, rather than hidden away, whilst an injection of colour can be added via an accent piece of furniture.
That’s just a few inspirational ideas for styling your garden room for winter, to ensure this season is to be enjoyed in style, whatever the weather, from the comfort of your own home.
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