With spring slowly making its way in, we are venturing more and more into our gardens...if only to run back in to grab a sweater to go back out once more with how nippy it is currently. With the garden soon to be fully in flower, now is the ideal chance to start wondering about the chance of giving yourselves a whole new room outdoors to enjoy this season in. An outdoor room may seem an odd idea at first, but we can assure you it's a great feature. My first introduction was seeing a whole other living room set up through the sliding glass doors of a friends house that featured several tables and an elevated fire pit, it was an odd contrast but everyone new to the house was absolutely rearing to see this tropical looking lounge and enjoy a BBQ out there. We have seen others who have also used their outdoor room as a fully fitted, covered kitchen which was exceptionally liberating and made for a wonderful way to enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast out in the garden.

One of the most important things to remember when designing a garden room is warmth, and how to keep yourself nice and cozy for as long as you can to enjoy the room you have created. You may opt for using a 'wall' of bamboo growing around the edge of the room to help break the wind, or if you have a penchant for fancy ornaments and planters, these can be used with similar effect, especially if combined with bushy plants to dampen the wind. For extra cold nights, what about a chiminea, raise/sunk fireplaces or even a firepit can give a great amount of style, whether it be off-the-shelf or custom made. For an unusual flair to your fire pit or fireplace, there are specialist glasses stained in all manner of colours to accommodate your needs, also, it does look a bit magic seeing fire emanating out of a pit of glass. For those who are looking to save on space, a stock of nice thick blankets are a massive help when it comes to those nights out you don't want to end and enjoy the company of others til the early hours.

You may opt for using a 'wall' of bamboo growing around the edge of the room to help break the wind, or if you have a penchant for fancy ornaments and planters, these can be used with similar effect, especially if combined with bushy plants to dampen the wind. For extra cold nights, what about a chiminea, raise/sunk fireplaces or even a firepit can give a great amount of style, whether it be off-the-shelf or custom made. For an unusual flair to your fire pit or fireplace, there are specialist glasses stained in all manner of colours to accommodate your needs, also, it does look a bit magic seeing fire emanating out of a pit of glass. For those who are looking to save on space, a stock of nice thick blankets are a massive help when it comes to those nights out you don't want to end and enjoy the company of others til the early hours.

For an unusual flair to your fire pit or fireplace, there are specialist glasses stained in all manner of colours to accommodate your needs, also, it does look a bit magic seeing fire emanating out of a pit of glass. For those who are looking to save on space, a stock of nice thick blankets are a massive help when it comes to those nights out you don't want to end and enjoy the company of others til the early hours.

If you have the luxury of space for a double sun lounger in your garden, you can easily convert this existing piece of furniture into a canopy covered bed by adding a frame to it and draping large sheets across the frame, which can be tied to the side poles to give that classic tied look. An ideal piece for the Spring or Summer to relax and enjoy the weather whilst keeping yourself cool and covered.

A growing trend we have noticed is that many are no longer throwing away their old iron bedframes, but instead, they are using them as a focal piece in their gardens, creating an intriguing take on a bedroom, by using the bed, as a flower bed. Iron bed frames are great for this as there may be dings and bumps on the frame that has caused paint to come away from it over time, which can become rusted and aged whilst being exposed to the elements, giving a contrasting shabby chic look to the frame whilst the bed itself if full of vibrant and colourful flowers.

When redesigning your garden to make an outdoor space, you may be able to reuse some of the materials that are being removed to instead add another element to your garden. We have seen a number of homes that had removed tiles to reclaim their garden back but had broken the tiles during the process, which they then interlocked and surrounded with gravel from elsewhere in the garden to create a path. We have seen other such uses where large pieces of cement that were lifted from an old patio had been used to create a border of these almost boulder like pieces, or in one memorable case have crafted them into their own personal, miniature stone henge.

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