Unusual uses for a garden room
Published: 19 May 2023
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Guest Post by: David Salisbury
A garden room is a versatile space that can transform your home and garden into a hub of creativity, wellness, and tranquility, as well as providing the more usual functionality of a light-filled space which acts as a living room or dining room.
Unleashing creativity and serenity
In recent years, a garden room has become a luxury form of home extension, for discerning property owners wanting to extend and connect their indoor and outdoor living spaces.
There are, however, numerous less conventional and exciting ways to make the most of this unique space. In this article, we will round up some unusual uses for a garden room, ranging from an art studio and home gym to a music room or a serene yoga sanctuary.
Cosy reading nook
Immerse yourself in a world of literature by transforming your garden room into a cosy reading nook.
Fill the space with comfortable seating, bookshelves, and soft lighting to create an inviting ambience. Surround yourself with your favourite books, and let the serene atmosphere of this natural light-filled space transport you to different worlds with each turn of the page.
Escape the more crowded leisure & fitness centres and create your own private home gym within your garden room.
Equip it with exercise machines, free weights, mirrors, and resilient flooring to accommodate various workout routines. You can enjoy your workouts in privacy, tailor the space to your fitness goals, and take advantage of the serene garden views to elevate your exercise experience.
Unleash your artistic talents by transforming your garden room into a creative studio.
Whether you're a painter, sculptor, or photographer, this space offers ample natural light and a serene ambience to fuel your creativity.
Personalise the space with storage for art supplies, easels, and display areas to showcase your work. Whatever the time of day or night, or season, allow the beauty of your garden room interior to merge with your artistic expression, creating an environment that nurtures your imagination.
If you're a musician or an avid music lover, a garden room can be transformed into an acoustically pleasing music haven. The fuller-height ceilings, that are a typical feature of a garden room, are well suited to creating a good acoustic environment.
Fill the space with your favourite musical instruments, recording equipment, and comfortable seating for an impromptu practice session or informal recital for family and friends.
Relaxing Yoga Space
Create a sanctuary of calmness and mindfulness by converting your garden room into a dedicated yoga or meditation space.
Consider adding elements like soft lighting, soothing colours, and neutral decor to promote relaxation. Incorporate natural items – we suggest some adventurous indoor plants and greenery – to create a calming room, encapsulating the best of the on trend biophilic design principles.
Furnish the room with yoga mats, meditation cushions, and speakers for comforting soundscapes, allowing you to rejuvenate your mind and body in the midst of nature.
A garden room is a luxury living space that holds immense potential beyond its traditional use.
By thinking outside the box, it is an opportunity to unleash your creativity, prioritise wellbeing, and indulge in hobbies that bring you joy
By reimagining this space, let this flexible space reflect your interests, lifestyle, and desire for a harmonious and inspiring home and garden environment.