How To Create the Garden Room of Your Dreams

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A garden room is a sanctuary. The dreamy space—which is typically a fully-insulated, window-filled room attached to your home, or a separate room in your garden—is filled with bright, natural light and greenery. It's a place you can sit and read, relax, dine, or workout, all while enjoying the sunshine amongst your favorite plants.

With so many people stuck inside at home right now, it's no surprise that the trend of creating a nature-filled space in your own backyard is only on the rise. Aside from being incredibly relaxing, spending time in green spaces has also been shown to improve happiness and mood and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Here's what to take into consideration when planning your own garden room.

What to take into consideration

When you're thinking about creating a garden room, first think about the space you're working with and any limitations you may have. If you have a screened-in porch, you're already at a great starting point. Transform it into a garden room by adding walls with large windows that will let in enough light to allow your plants to thrive. Or, consider building an extension onto your home.

If you have room in your backyard, you could also create a garden room that's completely separate from your home. You can do this with an airy shed with plenty of windows. Or, you could build something from scratch. It's really up to you and what you want your garden room to be. It could be a smaller place to sit and relax or workout (imagine setting up your Peloton there!), or it could be a bigger space where you can wine and dine. Your garden room can be simple or as luxe as you want.

If you don't have the perfect spot or don't want to build, no worries: You don't need a traditional garden room. Really, you can turn any room in your home into a garden room of sorts by filling it up with plants and creating a space you love.

10 dreamy garden room ideas

1. Plant-filled oasis


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This garden room is filled with plants and earthy touches. There's also a small dining table to enjoy meals and conversation at.

2. Garden gym

This garden house was turned into a beautiful home gym.

3. Art studio


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It's easy to get your creative juices flowing when you set up an art studio in a peaceful garden room.

4. Charming shed

These spaces don't need to be huge. This shed was upgraded into a super-charming garden room.

5. Industrial garden room


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If you like more of an industrial vibe, this concrete option with black accents is the epitome of cool.

6. Zen hideaway

The fun thing about having a garden room is that you can get as creative with it as you want. Aka if you want to add a cozy swinging chair, do it.

7. Greenhouse-style garden room

This garden room is giving off major greenhouse vibes with the floor-to-ceiling windows.

8. Mini escape

This little space is the perfect relaxing getaway whenever you're in need of some sun and fresh air.

9. Picturesque garden room

Can you imagine having this beautiful of a garden room? It has a windowed ceiling, dining area, and plenty of plants.

10. Sleepy space


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Sometimes you want a space where you can sleep peacefully to the sounds of nature, and that's exactly what this little garden house is for.

Here are some plants to add into your new garden room:

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