Whether you want an outdoor office, playroom, teenage den or an extra bedroom to accommodate guests, a garden room is a great solution, but there’s no need to go for a standard option when you can create a fun feature.
Summer houses are ideal for socialising, indulging a hobby or simply sitting back and relaxing. To create a really special space, there are loads of decorating ideas which allow you to reflect your style and personality.
If you’re a nature lover who wants your summer house to blend in, treat the exterior with a simple wood stain for a more natural look. You can always add splashes of colour or texture by using hanging baskets or pots.
A vintage style summerhouse never goes out of fashion. Use soft colours such as cream, green and light pink and add floral cushions, bunting or antique vases and jugs full of flowers to complete the look. Summer houses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days, from octagonal to the more traditional rectangular chalet. If you are looking for garden summer houses in NI, you might want to look for inspiration at http://www.morrowsectionalbuildings.com/summer_houses.
Using pastel colours reminiscent of the seaside beach hut creates a laid-back look which can be accessorised with all things nautical, including shells, boats and driftwood.
For a more modern look, create a calm haven by painting your summerhouse in a colour that complements the scheme of your garden and use contemporary and luxurious furniture inside. You could add spotlights in the ceiling and speakers for the ultimate hang-out zone. Period Living suggests going for something unique too, and says many independent companies now offer intriguing structures which allow homeowners to enjoy their garden all year round.
If you really want to make a statement, why not choose a hot pink or bright turquoise? You can paint the edges in a contrasting colour to catch the eye and use a mix of colours inside too.
If you’re someone who likes socialising outdoors, why not create a party room? You could add fairy lights or a disco ball, a music system and comfy beanbags and throws. You could also recreate a pub feel using reclaimed bar taps and brass.