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Styling your Garden Room for Christmas

Now that we are in December, we at Crane Garden Buildings are on the countdown to Christmas. The festive playlist is on repeat, evenings and weekends are spent watching Christmas films, and we are treating ourselves to a few yuletide delicacies.

Without a doubt, one of the things we most look forward to is decorating for the holiday season. The possibilities are endless, whether it’s making a room inside your home all Christmassy, adding lights to the outside, or turning your garden room into your very own Christmas grotto.

Your Garden Room is an extension of your home, so why wouldn’t you want to decorate it for Christmas? You may want to keep the same theme for your Christmas décor throughout your home and into your garden, or you may find the separate space offers you the opportunity to experiment with different styles and colours.

There are many different styles and colours available for Christmas decorations, so you can really express yourself with your decorating. The style of your garden room may also play a part in how you decorate: whether you have a traditional garden room or a more modern garden room building, we are on hand to offer tips for styling your garden room for Christmas by showing you how we decorate the different buildings at our show centres.

What are you using it for?

Christmas Tree and Tinsel inside a Pavilion Garden Room

A big factor in deciding how to style your garden room for Christmas is how you are planning on using your garden room over the festive season. Are you using it as the place where you and younger members of the family unwrap their presents on Christmas morning, a chilled-out space to play board games and charades, or as the dining room for hosting Christmas dinner?

A table laid with crackers and tinsel ready for a Christmas Day feast

The size of your garden room may also play a part in your decision, as a small garden room may have room to place a tree into the corner of their existing garden room setup, whereas a bigger garden room can be used throughout the whole day for different uses, so you can go big with your decorations and create your own Christmas grotto.

What is your colour scheme?

A Christmas Tree Adorned with Red & Gold Baubles

Colour plays a very important part in the decorating process. You may want to go down the traditional route of decorating with reds and golds, or you may want to opt for more contemporary colours such as silver and white.

A close of teal baubles on a Christmas Tree inside our Holt Studio

A more recent trend is adding a pop of colour to your Christmas decorations, with teal, pink and purple all being popular choices.

What type of tree will you choose?

A green artifical Christmas Tree inside a Garden Room decorated with silver baubles

Do you go for a real or an artificial tree? It is fun going out to pick your own tree and having the aroma of fresh pine fill your garden room, but having an artificial tree that has been used for Christmas celebrations gone by can be equally as magical.

A tree that is green in colour is the obvious choice, but you can jazz it up by having it flocked with fake snow. Different coloured trees have also gained popularity in years so you could choose to have a tree that is white, black or even pink in colour for an alternative look.

What about the finishing touches?

A sideboard covered with festive trinkets

The little trinkets and finishing touches can really bring the magic to your Christmas garden room. A traditional garden room with an apex roof will look good with tinsel wrapped decoratively around the trusses, whereas a pent garden room may be more suited to have lights or stockings hung beautifully on the wall.

A bowl filled with Christmas sweets

You can decorate sideboards and coffee tables inside your garden room with a festive-themed cloth and add a Christmas scented candle, seasonal ornaments, and bowls filled with all your favourite yuletide treats.

What outdoor decorations are you going to use?

A Pavilion Garden Room at sunset covered in outdoor Christmas Lights

When it comes to decorating your garden room, you can’t forget the garden Christmas lights for the outside! It will tie the whole look of your Christmas garden together. You will need to decide whether you would like to add coloured lights, warm white or cool white to suit the style of your building and your personal taste. You can opt to have lights strung to follow the shape of your roof or you can add light up figures such as reindeer or penguins to sit outside the front.

A Holt Studio in the snow decorated for Christmas with lights strung around the pent roof

You may also want to consider a door hanging for that extra festive touch. Traditional buildings may want to have a wreath hung on the door while modern buildings may be more suited to having a ribbon bow fitted around the door. A garden room with plenty of glazing may not require having anything hung around the door so you can get the maximum light benefits while you relax inside.

A close up of Christmas Lights on a Pavilion Garden Room

Our garden rooms are designed for use throughout the year, so you can make the most of the space in every season, and not just at Christmas. Features including insulation, lining, double glazing, and electrics will ensure comfort throughout the year. They are included as standard on some of our buildings and can be added as extra to our other designs so you can tailor your garden room to your exact requirements.

In fact, as all our garden rooms are hand-made to order inside our Norfolk factory, you can choose which of our interior and exterior design options you want so your new garden room meets your needs both practically and stylistically.

If you would like more information about any of our garden rooms, please do get in touch. You can email us at, call Crane HQ on 01760 444229, or you can speak to one of our friendly advisors in person by visiting one of our show centres. We have locations across the UK where you can take a closer look at our luxury garden rooms so you can really appreciate the quality and the range of designs available.

Garden Rooms

3.8 x 4.4m Holt Studio painted in F&B Downpipe and Ammonite with Manor House Gray cheeks


A stylish studio with two walls of glazing, the Holt is suited to modern life all through the year. 

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Garden Room

The hipped roof Garden Room is traditionally elegant and built for year-round comfort.

2.4 x 3.6m Salthouse Studio painted in Exterior Lizard


A pent studio with fully glazed doors and windows, the Salthouse will allow you to work or play in style.

3.0 x 3.0m Wiveton Summerhouse Painted in Farrow & Ball Manor House Gray


Appreciate your garden from many angles inside this traditionally styled octagonal garden room.