Your garden room can be more than just a functional structure; it can serve as a captivating centrepiece that elevates the entire landscape. A well designed and well-built garden room can even add value to your property. In this blog, we’ll explore various strategies and techniques for highlighting your garden building, transforming it into a focal point that draws the eye and enhances the beauty of your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to design a cosy retreat, an elegant dining area, or a charming workspace, we’ve got you covered with tips to make your garden building stand out and become the talking point of your garden.

Strategic Placement

When designing your garden room, it’s important to consider its position within the garden. If you want to make your garden room the focus, try to place it in a central location within the garden or in a spot that naturally draws the eye. Consider the views from different angles of your garden to determine the best placement. If space is limited, your placement might be restricted to ensure you are adhering to planning regulations. So, always check the Planning Portal for guidance and advice around planning rules prior to commencing your build.

Distinctive Design

Choose a garden building with a unique and eye-catching design. Opt for architectural features, such as interesting rooflines, decorative windows, or ornate doors, to make the building stand out.

At National Timber Buildings, we guide you from the initial stages of designing your project to its completion, ensuring your satisfaction along the way. Our designers create plans based on your ideas, turning them into reality. We handle the entire construction process, including roofing, offering various styles to suit your preferences for your new summer house or garden room.

When you opt for a tailor-made design and construction firm like ours, you unlock a world of possibilities. Every detail can reflect your unique taste and needs:

  • Stay cosy year-round with insulation and timber cladding.
  • Enjoy natural light and energy efficiency with double-glazed doors and windows.
  • Extend your outdoor living space with verandas and canopies.
  • Experience comfort and durability with insulated floating flooring.
  • Add character with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

But wait, there’s more! Many of our clients have transformed their garden rooms and summer houses into personalised retreats – think bars, music studios, and beyond. Complete with full electrics and bespoke furnishings, your sanctuary awaits.


Colour Contrast

Paint the garden building in a bold or contrasting colour to make it pop against the surrounding greenery. Alternatively, choose a colour that complements the colours of flowers or foliage in your garden for a harmonious look. That said, if you prefer to retain the natural beauty of the wood rather than cover it with a colour, rest assured that wooden garden rooms seamlessly integrate with outdoor environments, as well as providing energy-efficient insulation, and offering customisable designs to suit individual preferences. With proper maintenance, wooden structures promise long-lasting functionality, whether painted or not.


Landscaping Around The Building

Enhance the area around the garden building with landscaping elements such as flower beds, shrubs, or ornamental trees. The setting of your garden room is as important as the interior. Entice guests to the centrepiece of your garden by creating pathways or paving leading up to the room. You can use materials like gravel, stepping stones, or decorative pavers to delineate the pathway and draw attention to the structure.

Surround the garden room with lush flower beds, shrubs, and trees. Choose plants that complement the style of the building and add colour and texture to the landscape. Consider incorporating seasonal blooms for year-round visual interest.

You may choose to extend the living space of the garden room with a paved patio or deck area. This provides additional space for outdoor activities and entertaining while accentuating the connection between the indoor and outdoor areas. Placing seating areas strategically around the garden room to encourage relaxation and enjoyment of the space is another great idea. Consider adding benches, chairs, or even a cosy outdoor sofa where people can sit and admire the garden room. You could also use as an outdoor dining space, or as a place for hobbies such as gardening, painting, or reading.

Outdoor Lighting

Install outdoor lighting fixtures to illuminate the garden room and surrounding landscape during the evening hours to highlight its features and create a focal point at night. Use uplighting, downlighting, or spotlights to illuminate the building and create a dramatic effect.

Decorative Features

Add decorative elements such as trellises, climbing plants, or window boxes to the exterior of the building to add visual interest and soften its appearance. A tunnel of rose-trailed arches would make a uniquely romantic entrance or line the sides of the path with lavender to create a fragrant walkway.

Personal Touches

Incorporate personal touches into the garden building, such as artwork, sculptures, or personalised signage, to make it unique and reflective of your style and personality. Water features are always popular, such as a fountain or small pond. It’s a great talking point and adds a soothing element to the space too.

By implementing these ideas, you can transform your garden building into a striking focal point that enhances the overall beauty and functionality of your garden space.

If you are looking to add a garden room to your outside space, we can help. We’ve been in the business for 40+ years, and there isn’t a lot we don’t know about bespoke Timber Buildings. Contact us today and we’ll happily chat things through with you.


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