How to Decorate Garden Rooms

Written by ruth o'neil
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Garden rooms can be a regular room in your home, a patio or a sun room. Decorate your garden room so that it is a sanctuary for all who enter. You can make your garden room the favourite room in the house where it is peaceful and refreshing. There are many things you can add to the garden room to make it beautiful and personal at the same time by choosing plants that you particularly like as well as furniture and window coverings.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Upholstery and drapery fabrics
  • Paints
  • Plants
  • Trellis
  • Basket with garden tools
  • Wicker or wrought iron furniture

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose upholstery and drapery fabrics that coordinate with each other and give the impression of being in a garden setting. Use a variety of fabrics and mix and match prints, solids and stripes in bright colours, such as yellow, pinks, purples, blues and greens.

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    Paint the walls with a neutral white or off-white colour to help the garden setting stand out. Add a vine around the top of the wall near the ceiling if you have only a little space or hire someone to paint a wall mural if you have a lot of wall space.

  3. 3

    Buy an assortment of plants to have in your garden room. Create levels with the plants by hanging some from the ceiling, some from hooks on the walls, some on a plant stand and some larger plants on the floor.

  4. 4

    Stand a garden trellis in the corner of the room. Plant climbing plants in pots and set them next to the trellis to give them something to climb on.

  5. 5

    Add to the garden effect by placing a basket somewhere in the room that has small gardening tools in it, such as a trowel, twine, a small watering can and a hand rake. Make sure the tools are clean.

  6. 6

    Furnish your garden room using wicker or wrought iron furniture as you would place in your outside garden.

  7. 7

    Decorate the walls of your garden room with artwork that represents gardening, such as a picture of children playing in the garden or a straw hat with flowers.

  8. 8

    Place a fountain in the room to give the effect of a pond or the trickling water of a stream.

  9. 9

    Find or make side tables with tops of garden stone. Look for tables that use plaster and small colourful stones or large slate slabs with gardening sayings carved or painted onto the rock.

Tips and warnings

  • Personalise your garden room by choosing plants that are your favourites because of the way the look or the way they smell.
  • Enhance the fragrance of your garden room by adding scented floral candles. Burn more than one different fragrance candle at a time to give the aroma of more than one type of plant.

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