If you’ve just invested in a brand new garden room, you’re probably doing some research on different interior design styles. Not sure how to furnish your garden room? Don’t worry, we’ve prepared a list of 5 timeless interior design styles that you can draw inspiration from and use to create your own personal style. Whether you’re planning to use your garden room as a guest room, man cave, garden office, or hobby room, you’ll surely fall in love with at least one of the following styles.


The concept of minimalism in the interior design world involves keeping things simple and stripping things down to their most basic form. You can apply the concept of minimalism to anything and it can become a way of life. If we take a look at 2022’s architecture and interior design trends, we notice that minimalism is quite similar to modern, so you can’t go wrong if you choose this style for your garden room. A minimalist interior is simple and uncluttered. It focuses on clean lines, simplicity, and often involves monochromatic colour palettes, but colour accents can also be included. Other specific features of the minimalist design are open floor plans, functional and well-designed furniture, and well-lit spaces.

If you are not a fan of patterns, minimalism is perfect for you because this style is all about simplicity. Minimalism works great for small garden rooms as it can make the space seem bigger without compromising on aesthetics. Things that have multiple uses such as pull-out sofas, storage stools and storage coffee tables, folding tables, and convertible chair beds are all great items that you can use to create a minimalist interior.

Shabby Chic

This interior design trend is inspired by the 18th century and is very popular among vintage-loving people around the world. Vintage furniture pieces and decorations are at the heart of shabby chic interior design and if you happen to have passed down furniture that’s been in your family for generations, even better. Closely related to French country, shabby chic design is very delicate and feminine. DIY lovers find this type of design exciting because it allows them to experiment with distressed furniture items by repainting them in pastel tones.

If you are in love with floral patterns, doilies, whitewashed walls, and everything rusting and vintage, this interior design style is perfect for you. When it comes to decorating a garden room or log cabins, the shabby chic style works great for gardening sheds, hobby rooms, tea rooms, garden kitchens, reading rooms, and granny annexes.


The industrial style is a masculine and rough type of interior design that focuses on leaving certain architectural elements visible. For most styles, you’d have to hide the piping, redo the walls, and ensure that everything is nice and tidy, but the industrial style embraces imperfection and makes these raw elements focal points. The industrial style is casual and the absolute opposite of pretentious, so it can be extremely relaxing and laidback.

But where did this type of interior design come from? While most people might argue that it’s a brand new trend that’s emerged in hipster pubs, it actually has its origins in the late 19th and 20th centuries, when a lot of factories were abandoned. This led people to repurpose them, but since these large abandoned buildings were built for industrial purposes, there was a lot of steel, brick, iron, and concrete involved, so the result was what we now refer to as the industrial interior design style. This style works perfectly if you plan on using your garden room as a man cave, a home pub, a game room, or even a home gym.


While minimalism is always trendy, it is a trend that might leave you longing for a cosy atmosphere, or as the Danish say ‘hygge’. Scandinavian design is a clean design that will never go out of style and that focuses on keeping things simple, but cosy and warm. This style is very popular because it is aesthetically pleasing while also allowing us to be in touch with nature. Scandinavian furniture is made using natural materials and is functional, affordable, and well-designed.

Contrast is an important part of Scandinavian design where all white furniture is often combined with black elements to create an impactful and dramatic effect. Mixing modern items and traditional ones is a key feature of Scandinavian design as most furniture designers draw inspiration from tradition and use modern and innovative techniques. Scandinavian design works perfectly in modern garden rooms, especially since these versatile outbuildings are made using Nordicspruce, a durable, natural, and long-lasting material.

All of these styles have plenty of benefits, so picking might be difficult. If you love them all, as we do, you can always experiment and create your personal style by combining different styles. The important thing is to create a space where you feel cosy and comfortable, a space you feel excited to spend time in and one where you’ll create beautiful memories.

Chloe Miller

Chloe Miller, with a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design, has been an expert in home decor and design trends for 15 years. She joined our website in 2021, offering her expertise in space optimization, color schemes, and sustainable decor. Chloe’s prior experience includes working with interior design firms and as a freelance consultant. She is a DIY enthusiast and enjoys upcycling furniture in her spare time.

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