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August has arrived once again! (Time really does fly, doesn't it?) This means that you've only got about a month of summer left to enjoy - if you haven't spent any quality time in the garden yet, now's the time to get moving!

Here are few ways in which you can get more from your garden before autumn rears its dismal head:
  • Plant some flowers. Planting is a very rewarding outdoor activity, and if you want your outdoor space to be pretty and colourful through autumn and winter, now is the time to act. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea recommends planting lilies and colchiums (also known as autumn crocus and naked lady) in August; additionally, if you want to try your hand at growing vegetables, this time of year is good for planting spinach, carrots, lettuces, and turnips.

  • Make time for dinner. Outdoor dining is a luxury that we aren't often afforded here in the UK, so if you do find yourself free on a rare sunny evening, be sure to take advantage of it!

  • Play with the kids. If you have children, be sure to enjoy some outdoor time spent running around with them before the weather takes a turn for the worse. We know how difficult it can be to pull them away from their screens, but if they miss out on the sunny summer fun, they'll regret it just as much as you!

  • Do nothing. The garden is a great place to relax, and if you can find the time, it's always nice to just lounge in a deck chair (or, better yet, a sun lounger) and do nothing at all. Just sit back, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and chill out - you've earned it!
Of course, if you want to continue enjoying your garden after summer ends, a SunSpace could be a great investment for you. Our garden rooms greatly extend the period during which you can enjoy your garden - more information here!
SunSpaces garden room

The garden is a colourful place, and we think that our garden rooms should be just the same! Here are some fabulous accessories from around the web that we think would look absolutely amazing inside our SunSpaces:

Vintage floor light
Eglo Vintage Mint Tripod Floor Light
(from DuskLights.co.uk)
While we usually tend towards contemporary designs here at SunSpaces, we do love the occasional vintage find. This lovely mint-coloured tripod lamp has a certain old-fashioned beauty, but we think that the colour and the design would look right at home in a modern living space, too! 


Personalised planters
Personalised Planter Crates
Flowers are an obvious means of adding colour to your garden room, but why not go one step further and plant your seeds in a container that's every bit as colourful as the flowers themselves? These beautiful crates are available in a variety of different colours, and you can personalise them with any message you want!


Contemporary Artwork
(piece above from MackenzieThorpe.net)
A great way to make your garden room look brighter, livelier, and even more modern! We are a big fan of Mackenzie Thorpe's work, but don't worry if the painting above isn't to your tastes - there's a whole world of wonderful artwork to choose from, and thousands of different canvases that would look great in our garden rooms!


Pixel Rug
Sticking with the contemporary theme...feast your eyes on this magnificent rug! It's the perfect piece of home decor for gamers, geeks, and 21st century homeowners of all stripes. If added colour is what you're after, you can't go far wrong with this bright little number!


Patterned Floor Cushions
Finally, we come to these beautiful cushions - we think that their floral patterns would suit the outdoorsy feel of a garden room perfectly. Bonus points if you get one with pom-poms around the edge!

For more decorating ideas, visit our Garden Room Furniture page. Alternatively, click here to order a SunSpaces brochure and request your FREE design.
Garden room furniture
 
Stunning garden rooms deserve equally stunning furniture, don't you think? After all, a room is nothing until it's been furnished, and we at SunSpaces want to make sure that the garden room we give you is as good as it can possibly be!
 
That's why our service doesn't just stop with the SunSpace itself. We also have a great collection of garden room furniture to choose from, guaranteeing that every element of your new room will be of the same high standard as the structure itself. Our furniture is designed and produced by Alexander Rose, one of Britain's best manufacturers and a market leader in weatherproof outdoor design.
 
Alexander Rose furniture
 
Alexander Rose furniture is made using an array of attractive-yet-durable materials, including timber, rattan, and stainless steel. All of their products are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, which means that you can take your garden room furniture outside without worrying about what might happen if the weather turns bad!
 
Our Alexander Rose garden room furniture collection was selected with appearance as well as practicality in mind. Each piece has a bold, contemporary design that nonetheless stays true to traditional British style; this means that, no matter what kind of look you're going for, the furniture we offer is sure to suit your needs.
 
Email info@sunspaces.co.uk for more information.
Once you've installed your new garden room, the next thing to do is decorate it! Here are 5 of our favourite accessories from around the web - any of these would look fabulous in a SunSpaces structure:
 

from Cathy Frith

This big, round wall clock has a wonderfully weathered look that we simply adore!



from Decorator's Notebook

If you're thinking of putting a bit of artwork in your garden room, these shabby chic frames are the perfect presentation items.



from TheTinyBirdTextiles

Cute cartoon-style cushions with an outdoorsy theme - what could be more perfect for a garden room?



from NuCasa

These wooden crates can be used to store practically anything you'd care to name, and the blackboard panel on the front of each one allows you to personalise your crates in any way you see fit.



from Notonthehighstreet

Finally, we have this quirky little number. The marble penguin is perfect for adding a little offbeat elegance to your not-quite-outdoor space.

If you want a garden room of your own, click here to get started!
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Eating outdoors is great, but it's not without its drawbacks. Insects can pose a big problem, with flies and - worse still - wasps threatening to ruin your dinner at a moment's notice. Then, of course, there's the weather; no matter how sunny it is when you sit down to eat, rain can never be relied upon to keep away for long. Many an outdoor meal has ended with everybody involved running indoors, struggling to shelter their half-eaten steaks from the sudden downpour!

If you want to get the outdoor dining experience without worrying about pests and precipitation, a garden room from SunSpaces could be the answer. Here are a few reasons why:

Our outdoor dining rooms...

  • ...provide shelter from unexpected bad weather
  • ...allow you to use indoor-only dining furniture
  • ...keep insects out without ruining the view
  • ...can be opened up to let the sunshine in during warm periods
Visit our Outdoor Dining page for more information about how SunSpaces can improve your evening meals!