Contemporary garden rooms have become increasingly popular among homeowners, serving as stylish extensions of living spaces that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor areas. At Hawksbeck we take great pride in building bespoke and contemporary garden rooms for each of our clients. But what exactly does contemporary design entail?
In this article, we will define contemporary design and explore various ideas to help you create a modern and elegant garden room in your own garden.
Defining Contemporary Design
Contemporary design is known for its emphasis on clean lines, minimalism, and functional looks. Contemporary design also seeks to create a harmonious space that seamlessly integrates with nature.
In the context of Hawksbeck’s garden rooms, contemporary design combines sleekness and simplicity with a focus on capturing the beauty of the outdoors.
Creating a Contemporary Garden Room
- Embrace Framed Views: Contemporary garden rooms thrive by bringing the beauty of the surrounding garden into the space. To achieve this, consider installing expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that frame captivating views of your garden or surrounding landscapes. Opt for slim black or anthracite grey frames to maintain a sleek and uncluttered look.
2. Play with Materials: Make deliberate choices when it comes to materials for a contemporary garden room. Natural elements like wood and stone work well but aim for clean lines and finishes. Think polished concrete floors, smooth wooden decking, sleek metal accents and luxurious cedar cladding to create a contemporary look.
3. Minimalistic Furnishings: Simplicity and functionality are at the core of contemporary design. When selecting furniture for your garden room, opt for sleek, minimalistic pieces with clean lines. Modular furniture that allows for versatile configurations adds a modern touch.
4. Lighting for Ambience: Lighting is key in creating the right atmosphere for any space, including garden rooms. To achieve a warm and inviting ambience, combine natural light with well-placed artificial lighting. Recessed lighting, hidden strip lights, or pendant fixtures can add a modern touch to your contemporary garden room.