Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. It is a time to eat, drink, and be merry with your nearest and dearest, and enjoy spending quality time with those you love. Christmas this year may be quite a bit different to what we are all used to, but we can still celebrate and make the most of it with the people in our festive bubble.
No matter how you spend Christmas, the festivities will always take over your home, whether that is with decorations in every room, presents for everyone all over your living room, or your extended family taking up the additional space in your dining room. With this in mind, you may want to consider moving some of the festivities to your garden building to help you have a clutter-free home and create some extra room for the people in your bubble.
If you are looking for some inspiration of what you can use your garden building for this holiday season, we are here to show you how to make the most of your garden building at Christmas.
Wrapping Station & Present Hideaway
2020 has been the year where more of us have stayed at home than ever before, which brings the challenge of wrapping presents without family members seeing. To stop the surprise of Christmas gift giving being spoilt, you may want to turn your garden building into a wrapping station. You can hide away at the bottom of the garden, put on a festive music playlist, and get all the wrapping done in private without any distractions. Another bonus of using the garden building for wrapping is that you can use it for storing all the presents too.
Present Unwrapping on the Big Day
Whether you are a child or an adult, nothing beats the excitement of seeing a Christmas tree with gifts underneath it. Now imagine that moment first thing on Christmas morning when the little people in your life rush down to the garden, open the doors of your garden building, and notice the presents, knowing that Father Christmas and all the reindeer have visited the night before.
Using your garden building for the present opening gives you a chance to have a bit of fun with your décor. You can use the opportunity to try interior decoration that is different to what you would usually place in your home and transform your garden building into a Christmas grotto.
You can use anything from yuletide trinkets and tinsel to fake snow and lots of lights in your Christmas grotto room design to make it as festive as possible. Children especially will enjoy the magic of your indoor Christmas grotto transformation and it will probably become the place where they play in during the Christmas period.
Christmas Dinner Venue
A garden building provides a lovely setting to dine in, so why not host Christmas dinner in yours? You will be able to indulge in your turkey with all the trimmings while also gazing out and enjoying the wintery scene created in your garden by the weather.
Hosting Christmas dinner in your garden building will also save space, as you can move the table and chairs from your home into the garden building, while also allowing additional room for your festive bubble to spread out. You can lay your table with a festive tablecloth, place settings and crackers, making sure you save enough room for the feast of food you are about to enjoy.
Host Boxing Day Drinks
As an alternative to Christmas day, your garden building could also be used for hosting Boxing Day. You can set out a table with all the leftovers from the day before, and you can bring in a drinks cart with all your favourite tipples on. If you have a garden building with electrics, you may also want to consider bringing a small fridge freezer inside so you can keep your mixers cold and store ice without it melting.
A Fun-filled Playroom & Games Room
There is no doubt about it, when you mix Christmas with children, there is bound to be mess. They have plenty of new toys to play with, which can then end up taking over your living room and not leaving much room for other family members to sit. By turning your garden building into a playroom, your children will have a separate area to play with their new toys, meaning they can be happy playing for hours upon end and you will not need to worry about tidying up after them.
As well as keeping the little ones happy, a garden building can also keep your teenagers entertained by turning it into a games room where they can play their new games on their games console. Having a dedicated games room will also bring the family together as you can play pool, throw darts, or enjoy board and card games together in a dedicated social space.
A Fuss-Free Haven
As much as Christmas is an enjoyable time, it can feel a bit hectic as there is always something going on. If the festive period gets too much, you may want to take a moment away from it all and escape to your garden building. In the run up to the big day itself, you can use it as a quiet area to write your shopping list without any disruptions, whereas over the festive period, you can take yourself off with a book or a jigsaw puzzle that you may have been gifted and have a bit of ‘you time’.
Our garden buildings are built to last so rather than just a garden room for Christmas, you will have a building that you can get many years of enjoyment out of. They are a versatile space, so as well as using it to host special occasions, you can use it as an office, a gym, a hobby room, or an extended living space; you could even use it for a combination of all of these things.
From traditional Garden Rooms and Summerhouses to modern Studios and Garden Offices, we have lots of different building designs to suit a wealth of tastes. We welcome you to visit one of our UK show centres, where you will be able to take a closer look at our array of display buildings. As well as seeing the quality for yourself, you will also see a selection of the different interior and exterior design options we offer to tailor your building with, including all of our different roof coverings, window types, cladding options, and paint systems.
If you would like to enquire about having one of our garden buildings installed at the bottom of your garden, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on