With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to think about decorating. Christmas decorations bring light and joy to the home during the cold, dark winter months. Your garden room is an extension of your home, so why not get creative and decorate this too? Here we share our top tips for decorating your garden room this Christmas.
Put up a Christmas tree
Putting up a tree inside your garden room will instantly give it a festive look and feel. Choose a tree that fits comfortably in the size of your room. If your garden room is large, you may be able to fit a good-sized tree in there – somewhere between 5ft and 8ft. Smaller garden buildings will need a smaller tree. If you have a very compact space, simply add a mini tree on top of a desk or table. This will look just as Christmassy in a smaller space. Decorate your tree with baubles, tinsel and fairy lights just as you would in the main house.
Light up your garden room
Christmas lights can make a garden room look like Santa’s grotto. Consider adding solar string lights to the exterior, so it lights up at night – these can help light up your building without adding to your electricity bill. Decorate the inside with fairy lights. Battery-powered fairy lights are a great option for the garden, which are often less frequently used than rooms in the main house. Drape these around the tree and any shelves, mirrors or artwork you have on the walls. Garden rooms with a bar look great with fairy lights around the bar area.
Candles are another great way to light up your garden room. Advent candles on a mantlepiece give a classic Christmas feel. Remember to stay safe – never leave candles unattended and turn off any lights when the garden room is not in use.
Bring Christmas colours into your space
Adding Christmas colours is an easy way to make your garden room look festive this year. Go for deep reds and greens as well as sparkles, silvers and golds. Add these with soft furnishings such as cushions and blankets. This will make your garden room look and feel so cosy! Another way to easily bring Christmas colours into your garden room is by wrapping tinsel around curtain rails, bar stools or furniture legs.
Bring festive scents into your garden room
Give your garden room its own festive scent to create a truly cosy, Christmassy feel and evoke memories of Christmas past. Natural scents like cinnamon or fresh pine are perfect for a garden building. Or perhaps light scented candles, incense or festive wax melts. If you have electricity in your garden room, you could opt for a festive plug-in room fragrance. Again, remember not to leave candles unattended in a garden room.
Deck the halls
To finish off your festive garden room, add some hanging decorations and Christmas themed ornaments. Pretty much any Christmas decoration that looks good in the house will be suitable for your garden room also. Perhaps consider creating a garden theme by hanging a holly wreath and placing Christmas animal ornaments and statues in and around your garden room. Or, if you have children, perhaps go all out and turn your garden room into Santa’s grotto or an elves workshop.
If you don’t want to spend extra on new decorations, consider making some homemade decorations such as snowflakes. This is a great activity for the kids and will look just as festive as shop-bought decorations.
Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to get creative and decorate your garden room for Christmas this year. Regardless of what you use your garden room for, there are many ways you can bring the festive spirit into it using colour, lights, scents and decorations.