So you've decided to add a veranda
to your property? Great choice! However, before we go any further, there's an important decision for you to make:
What Colour Veranda Should You Choose?
The colour of your garden veranda is a pretty crucial consideration, as it plays a huge part in determining the sort of impact that your new structure has on your property. If you're having trouble choosing the best colour for your veranda, perhaps we at SunSpaces can help...
This is an elegant yet modern option that's perfect for a variety of different gardens. We'd recommend this colour option to anyone who's after a striking, cutting-edge effect for their property. Our Graphite Grey verandas have a sleek, contemporary look, and they're best accompanied by similarly sleek and contemporary furnishings; if your tastes are a little more traditional, you may prefer...
...a light-coloured veranda instead! Our white and cream options are still exceptionally modern-looking, but these colours are better-suited to rustic/traditional surroundings than the slick Graphite Grey option. White/cream may be a good choice if there's not a lot of light in your garden - a beautiful white veranda could be just what your outdoor space needs to feel that little bit brighter on grey, gloomy days!
Of course, if neither of the above options appeals to you, our verandas are also available in a huge array of bespoke RAL colours - which will you choose?
Though it may seem far away during current UK weather conditions, Spring is just around the corner, which means that it's the perfect time to get your patio and garden rooms kitted out for the (hopefully) warmer seasons! Here are a few of our favourite items:
This modern and minimal bench set comes in both black and white, making it perfect for fans of monochromatic decor. It can also be used as both an indoor and outdoor dining solution, which means that it's particularly suitable for garden rooms, which marry the best of the two. If functional yet stylish family dining is what you're all about, then this is definitely the piece you should be investing in this spring.
These dining chair pairs will certainly inject some vibrancy into even the dullest and drab of gardens, breathing new life into a space that has just made it through the dreary winter. Mix and match the sets to create your own cool combination, either by pairing two brights together, or by combining them with the black chairs for a checkered design.
If you love rustic, industrial design, then look no further than these beautiful handmade stools from Gas and Air. Made with timber and topped with natural slate, they would make a unique edition to any garden room or patio. Thanks to the distinctive colours and patterns in these materials, you can also be sure that no two pieces are the same, making your item truly one-of-a-kind.
This quaint little table from Odd Limited is ideal for fans of vintage chic, making it the perfect serving companion to your traditional tea and cake. If the arrival of sun and daffodils makes you want to crack out the bunting and china, then these are the designers to be watching for your next garden update.
Those who wish to stick to traditional wicker but add a modern twist should definitely check out some of the pieces available from Primrose, like this cosy curved sofa set. Not only does the round table fit in perfectly for all your casual dining and lounging needs, but you can also add in additional sofa sections if you need to, expanding and splitting the sofa according to the demands of your space and your number of guests.
Our garden rooms are intended to offer a clear and unspoilt view of your outdoor space, allowing you to enjoy your surroundings all year round from the comfort of your home. Even if you're an experienced gardener who has managed to design an attractive and inviting space, there is always room for a few extra accessories to give it some added charm.
Here are some beautiful and unusual decorative outdoor items that we found online, to lend you some inspiration for improving your garden in the new year.
Temerity Jones Swan Planters
This set of three planters make a delightfully kitsch addition to your garden, reminding you of peaceful lakeside walks and picnics. The fact that they come in a trio also offers you a range of arrangement options, whether you wish to display them together or separately.
Teapot Birds Nest
One of the best parts about observing your garden is seeing the variety of wildlife which comes and goes with the seasons. This means that it's always a good idea to introduce feeding and nesting solutions to your space, in order to encourage more bird and insect activity in your garden. This delightful teapot nest is an unusual take on the traditional wooden nesting box, offering a great solution for those looking to create the ideal 'English country garden'.
Provence Plant Stand
This stunning, grey plant stand is perfect for those who are looking to inject a rustic French garden vibe into their space. The best part is that it can be used both outdoors and indoors, so it would look just as good inside your garden room as a pretty yet practical home for all your house plants.
Alert Hare Ornament
This metal-look hare is a clever and eye-catching way to introduce more natural elements to your garden, even if you're sadly not fortunate enough to receive many real garden visitors. Thanks to the weather and frost resistant properties of the material, your ornament is also sure to retain it's visual impact year after year.
Ground Rainbow Bubbles
These whimsical garden accessories will make you feel as if you've stepped into the fairytale garden of your childhood dreams! Producing an enchanting 'bubble' effect, these colourful orbs are perfect for adding a hint of wonder to pathways and water features.
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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!