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by Carole Schwalm The inside of a spaceous greenhouse with vegetables growing on shelving inside.

This is just like interior decorating, but outside. However, you can put some wow into the areas you want to spark energy into, like entertainment space. Or, tone it down for a calm, peaceful relaxation. The key here is: what do you want to do outside?

Think of plants as your walls, and then go to flooring. Is the sky to be your ceiling or you may invest in a gazebo, a pergola, with some type of screening or mosquito netting – to extend your outdoor experience. You could also purchase a greenhouse, using it for both plants and a solarium. You can also plant to extend the season with a fire pit, or outdoor fireplace.

Furniture comes in the form of seating (for how many?) Tables if you plan to eat outside. Don’t forget lighting to highlight plants, for reading, for romance and moving into late evening use.

The outside of a large greenhouse with plants growing on shelving inside. Away from the exciting there are basics: wind for example. You do not want your gazebo to become a kite or to have to go inside because it is just too uncomfortable.

Privacy is also a consideration, unless you don’t mind neighbors getting a little too much into your private time. You may need to hide an unsightly view (that may also have something to do with neighbors). Also, you may want to camouflage where you hang clothes, or store trash and recycling centers.

Share your experience with your garden room or if you'd like more information.