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Making the Most of Your Garden Room Throughout Autumn and Winter


If it isn’t a space you use every day, it might be easy to forget about your garden room once the weather turns and the days get shorter. However, with features including lining, insulation and electrics, there are so many things you can do with your building throughout the colder months of the year.

You may only need to make a few alterations to the interior design of your garden room, and you can have a place to relax and unwind in solitude or make memories with friends and family.

If you are unsure how to transition your garden room from the warmer to the cooler months of the year, we are here to offer some inspiration so you can be making the most of your Garden Room throughout autumn and winter.

Garden Room interior with cosy sofa and chair

Garden retreat 

Just because the sunshine is gone, it does not mean you cannot enjoy your garden during the autumn and winter. Gardens change a lot during the latter part of the year, with greenery turning to beautiful coppery tones, leaves falling from trees, and grass glistening with frost. With that in mind, there are still plenty of things for you to admire in your garden at this time of year, and your garden room will provide the perfect spot to cosy up and watch it change with the seasons.

Games Room Entertainment Space setup inside a Garden Room

Entertainment space

Do you like entertaining? Why not use your garden room to host friends and family during autumn and winter? You can add a bar cart so you can sink a tipple or two from the bottom of your garden. You may also want to add a pool table and a dartboard to create a pub atmosphere in your garden room.

Dining Room Inside a Garden Room


If dinner parties are more your thing, you could add a dining table to your garden room for an alternative venue to your home. You can make sure you have enough seats to host your nearest and dearest so you can catch up over good food while surrounded by the beauty of your ever-changing garden.

A selection of board games on a table inside a Garden Room

Games room

If you have children or grandchildren who come to visit, your garden room can be used as a games room, with plenty inside to keep them occupied. You may want to fill your garden room with board games that you can all enjoy, or you may want to mount a TV to the wall and set up a games console if you have older children to entertain. Your garden room games room will provide them with somewhere warm to play and have fun that is slightly away from the house, but also in easy reach so you can keep an eye on them.

Sewing setup inside a Garden Room, with mannequin, sewing machine and materials

Hobby room

We all know it is good for our well-being to spend time doing an activity you love, and your garden room will offer you space to indulge in your hobby during the autumn and winter. You may already have a dedicated room in your home for your hobby, but if you are after a change of scenery your garden room will be ideal.

Cosy Reading Nook inside a Garden Room, with comfy chair and collection of books on a side table


Craving some ‘you’ time? Your garden room can offer you an escape from your home where you can take some time away from the stresses of everyday life. You can while away the evenings with a spot of sewing, get creative with some crafts, or snuggle up under a blanket inside your garden room with your head in a good book and a warm mug of tea.

Christmas Grotto inside a Garden Room, with Christmas tree, presents, and tinsel

Christmas grotto 

 Is it too early to mention the C-word? We don’t think so, which is why we think it’s a great idea to decorate your garden room for Christmas. After all, your garden room is an extension of your home, so why not spread the festive joy out to your garden too! You can add a Christmas tree adorned with baubles and lights in the corner, drape tinsel decoratively around the room, and add all your favourite Christmas trinkets to really get you in the mood for the holiday season. If you have your garden room set up as a dining room as mentioned above, you can use it to host friends and family for Christmas dinner on the big day itself.

Christmas dining room table inside a Garden Room, with crackers and decorative centre piece


Whatever you want to use your garden room for, we have many styles in our garden room collection that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. All our wooden garden rooms are crafted from FSC® certified timber and hand-made to order inside our Norfolk factory so the design can be tailored to your needs. You can view our garden rooms online, before visiting one of our UK show centres where you can take a closer look at our display buildings to get a feel for the quality of our luxury garden rooms. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can email sales@cranegardenbuildings.co.uk or call Crane HQ on 01760 444229. Our friendly advisors will be more than happy to help. They will listen to your requirements and use their knowledge about our garden rooms to recommend the best design for your needs.

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