TAKE A SEAT
Base your choice of garden room furniture on how you’ll use the area, as well as how you want it to look. If it’s to be a family room, make sure there’s plenty of seating but choose shapes that won’t crowd the space. Sofas and chairs with legs have a light and airy look and upholstery in pale, neutral colours will be slow to show fading. For a conservatory feel, rattan furniture is a versatile option. Available in classic and mid-century designs, it’s resistant to sunlight and can be used inside and out, though natural rattan – new and antique – must be brought indoors in wet weather.
Concrete-topped Hudson table, 150cm diameter, £1,390; Harrington all-weather wicker dining chairs, £265 each; Corinium tall jug, £11, all Neptune.