The trend started in the USA for gardens to be designed as rooms, which can be an extension of the home during mild weather is catching on in Britain. Homeowners are increasingly looking for their social spaces in the garden to be more than just place where a table and chairs is placed on the patio.
The ingredients of these outdoor rooms often feature comfortable sofas, generous tables for alfresco dining, screening, good lighting and easy access to the house and garden. If you want to create your own outdoor room the great news is that there are few rules of how best to design one. Day beds, fire places, hot tubs, hammocks and even chandeliers can feature in rooms in the garden, the only mandatory rule is that the emphasis should be on comfort and chilled relaxation.
Whilst it is too late to plan your outdoor space in the garden for this year, now is the perfect time to start planning for next year to make the most of the spring weather.