11 Garden Room Furniture Ideas To Steal
The home of Jane Rockett as featured in Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar
Garden rooms provide a beautiful balance between the living spaces inside your home and the garden outside. Above all, these clever spaces embrace the beauty of nature and encourage us to spend more time outside. Therefore, garden room furniture ideas should be chic, comfortable and inviting for lazy afternoons spent soaking up the sun. Perfect for making the most of summer, garden rooms inside and out are a dream to style. In short, natural materials reign supreme and luxe accents help make sensational style statement. However rustic finishes also look fabulous, as well as decadent dark colour palettes. So, to help you create a gorgeous and unique garden room, here’s our edit of 11 furniture ideas to steal…
Garden Room Sofa Ideas
Left Image: The home of Dee Campling as featured on the Rockett St George blog. Right Image: The home of John Bassam as featured in Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Catherine Gratwicke
For all of us at Rockett St George, sofas are a garden room essential! Firstly, any space where you want to relax won’t be complete without a cosy sofa to curl up in. And your garden room is no exception! From relaxing with a book to enjoying a cup of tea (or something stronger), a sofa is central to your scheme. In addition, it’s the perfect place to entertain friends and family on long summer evenings. Therefore, we recommend opting for a large 2 or 3-seater sofa and adding a hint of colour. Modern neutrals and greens are the perfect garden room furniture idea to blend in effortlessly with your surroundings. Alternatively, a chic metallic silver or rich indigo blue will provide a pop of colour that sets your scheme apart!
Image credits: The home of Jane Rockett (left) and the home of Jane Learmonth (right) as featured in Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar
Products featured: Three-Tier Fringe Chandelier: £165.00, Coldharbour Lights Fabulous Feather Lamp Shade: £420.00, Stunning Crystal Droplets Chandelier: £625.00
In the same vein that a sofa adds style and comfort, a statement chandelier promises instant luxury. Also, you really cannot go wrong with a grand and glamorous chandelier! Although not the most obvious garden room furniture idea, the instant impact of a chandelier ensures this is a worthy inclusion. As a top tip, position your chandelier close to your windows or doors to catch the light. This is particularly beautiful with glass but also happens to be an amazing trick for any other chandelier design. For example, why not hang a mustard fringe chandelier low over your dining table to sparkle in the sunlight? Moreover, fabulous feather, shell or beaded designs promise to transform your garden room with trendsetting style, from day and night!
Rattan Garden Room Furniture Ideas
Products featured: Blonde Rattan Dining Chair: £195.00, Simply Stylish Wicker Stool: £195.00, Woven Butterfly Frame Armchair: £415.00
While rattan may have been the garden room furniture choice of the 70s, it’s come a long way since then! Above all, modern rattan furniture is simple, chic and stylish. Moreover, the beautiful natural textures of rattan and bamboo lend themselves beautifully to garden rooms and outside spaces. In other words, rattan is back at the top of the trends and perfect for any modern garden room. From natural rattan chairs to wonderful wicker stools, these subtle materials are most at home when paired with nature. So, don’t be afraid to introduce rattan touches to your garden room alongside plenty of plants and greenery!
Left Image: Images of Clapton Tram via Haarkon. Right Image: Artificial Hanging Foliage Succulent Vine: £7.00
Introducing gorgeous accents of greenery is one of the most important garden room ideas out there. Firstly, as a bridge between your inside and outside spaces, a garden room creates a sense of harmony with nature. Subsequently, as we could all do with increasing our connection to nature, adding greenery to your garden room is essential. Therefore, we recommend taking inspiration from the Palm House at Kew and quirky indoor jungle spaces filled with fabulous, exotic plants. In short you really can never have too many plants or greenery in a garden room! Also, don’t panic if you don’t have the best track record for keeping plants alive. Artificial plants can look just as great as real ones these days and create the same gorgeous greenhouse effect.
Garden Room Dining Furniture Ideas
Left Image: Line T Klein via House & Garden. Right Image: The home of Jane Rockett as featured in Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar.
Products featured: Large Zinc Dining Table: £1400.00, Round Leather Dining Table With Glass Top: £795.00, Industrial Cast Iron Dining Table With Wooden Top: £785.00
Garden rooms are super versatile and can be used for almost any function. In addition, often there’s space to fit in both entertaining and relaxing areas. Therefore, one garden room furniture idea that we always come back to is a dreamy dining space. One of our favourite things to do in summer is eat outside and throw fabulous alfresco dinner parties. As a result, a garden room is the perfect place to position your dining room table. When the weather is gorgeous outside you can always throw open the windows and doors for a chic inside/outside experience. However, the garden room is also a wonderful place to dine in style all year round. Take inspiration from our Founder Jane with a beautiful balance of light and dark décor or go all-out with elevated neutrals. Either way, we guarantee a gorgeous dining space amongst nature!
Left Image: Indoor Or Outdoor Crittall-Style Window Mirror: £160.00. Centre Image: The home of Fiona Golfar via House & Garden, images by Paul Massey. Right Image: Large Antique Metal Window Mirror With Opening Door: £265.00.
The beauty of a garden room is the proximity to the natural world outside. Consequently, anything you can do to magnify the views and add even more light and space will work wonders. And an amazing way to achieve this is to introduce a statement mirror. By reflecting light and the beautiful outlook outside, a mirror adds instant glamour and grandeur to your garden room. Some of our favourite designs include window and Crittall-style mirrors that complement the architectural features in the room. In addition, many mirrors are suitable for both inside and out. For example, our Crittall-Style Indoor/Outdoor Mirror and Tall Arched design. The beauty of this means you can play around with styling whether your garden room is exposed or protected from the elements!
Garden Room Office Furniture Ideas
Left Image: Sera of London via The Jungalow. Right Image: Black Metal Bureau Desk With 3-Drawers: £375.00.
With beautiful views to the garden outside, one of our favourite garden room furniture ideas has to be the home office. Most importantly, the tranquil setting of a garden room provides the perfect place to inspire both productivity and creative ideas. So, whether you have a gorgeous glass conservatory or small studio outside, we recommend embracing this spot as your workspace. After all, what could be more inspiring than surrounding yourself with nature while you work!
Statement Seating Ideas
Image credits: The home of Lucy St George (left) and the home of Shelley Carline (right) as featured in Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, Published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar
Products featured: Woven Butterfly Frame Armchair: £415.00, Ribbed Charcoal Velvet Tub Armchair: £895.00, Beautiful Rattan Lounge Chair: £450.00, Leopard Love Armchair: £675.00
If you are limited for space and a sofa is a bit of a stretch, we recommend investing in stylish seating! Understandably, not all rooms will have the space available for a sofa. Therefore, chic garden room seating ideas are a brilliant alternative. From velvet armchairs to luxe lounging designs and playful hanging chairs, there are a world of statement seating possibilities! Moreover, a gorgeous armchair in the corner is a great way to make the most of your garden room. For instance, leaving the centre of the room free means you have plenty of space for other fabulous pieces of furniture. Above all, a statement armchair provides the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the view out into the garden. So, don’t forget this key piece of furniture when planning your garden room!
Left Image: Lobster And Swan. Centre Image: Black & Gold Shelving Lozenge Console: £475.00. Right Image: @Mellisamlo
Another great garden room furniture idea is the presence of shelving. Firstly, shelves are ideal for introducing extra personality and showcasing a few of your favourite pieces. In addition, shelves promise to add extra interest to any blank walls and create a fabulous focal point. From floating wall shelves to statement units, there are a range of wonderful options available. And when it comes to styling, we love celebrating anything that embraces your connection to nature. One idea is to create a wall of plants in different shapes and sizes for a style spot with height and texture. However, we feel you can’t go wrong with a few personal touches added amongst the plants. Whether that’s family photos, chic coffee table books, pieces of art or a few of your favourite magazines…
Green Garden Room Furniture Ideas
Products featured: Forest Green Velvet 2 Seater Sofa: £1795.00, Curved Back Velvet Bar Stool: £165.00
As the colour of nature, green is the perfect choice for garden room furniture ideas. Known for it’s calming qualities, green is one of the most versatile colours and can be styled in any setting. Therefore, opt for this brilliant hue to build further harmony between your inside and outside spaces! From olive to sage and forest green, there are so many beautiful shades to choose from when embracing the colour green. For example, our Moss Green Curved Back Dining Chair adds subtle elegance by reflecting leafy tones. On the other hand, rich dark greens like our Forest Green Velvet Sofa are perfect for adding depth and drama.
Beautiful Bar Carts For The Garden Room
Left Image: Honestly WTF. Right Image: Antique Copper Shoreditch Drinks Trolley: £125.00.
Products Featured: Antique Copper Shoreditch Drinks Trolley: £125.00, Makrana Marble Drinks Trolley: £310.00, Circular Art Deco 3-Tier Drinks Trolley: £250.00, Gatsby Marble & Brass Effect Drinks Trolley: £275.00, Round Brass & Marble Drinks Trolley: £395.00
Finally, no glamorous garden room is complete without a bar cart! As the ultimate garden furniture idea for entertaining, a well-stocked and beautifully styled bar cart promises to get the party started. Also, with great proximity to the garden, you can grab a G&T and get outside to enjoy the last rays of sun in record time. Above all, your drinks trolley should be filled with your favourite tipples, glassware and bar essentials for creating a dreamy cocktail corner. However, when styling in a garden room, a few fabulous houseplants provide for the perfect final flourish!