5 tips for the perfect outdoor games room

5 tips for the perfect outdoor games room

The summer of 2018 may be a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of ways to utilise your outdoor space as the months become milder. An outdoor games room provides one such way for the kids to keep themselves entertained – as well as the adults, we’re sure!

For this reason, we’ve come up with these 5 tips to help you create the perfect outdoor games room:

1. Shelter

You may want to think about ways to shelter the area, which would be useful as it’d ensure exposure to the elements is kept to an absolute minimum – both in terms of harmful sunshine and annoying rain – instantly making it usable for most of the year. If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden with the option of building a sizable games area, then some sort of structural overhead cover may be most beneficial, but for those with less outdoor room, and something we’re all too familiar with in much of London, then you may be able to make use of a large parasol.

2. Flooring

With the overhead sussed, it’s what’s under our feet that comes next. Being outside, you’re likely to have grass, decking or a patio as flooring. To add comfort while jazzing the floor up at the same time, there are plenty of outdoor carpets and rugs to choose from, such as the wide range designed by Papellina. Perfectly weatherproof and made for this exact sort of reason, they are a great way to make a solid floor surface much more comfortable and exciting.

3. Games tables

Sturdy, reliable garden tables are a must for an outdoor games room, as tables designed for indoors just won’t cut it for long. You’ll need tables that are specifically treated to withstand all weathers, such as weather-treated metals or treated wood. It’s important to think of the size as well, as the table may not always be needed for the games that will be played. Something that’s sturdy, but also light and mobile would be most beneficial.

4. Storage solutions

Most games, be them boards games or general items that children enjoy playing with, are likely to need some form of storage. Rather than transporting things in and out of the house all the time, outdoor storage boxes could be a better solution. Outdoor shelving units are also something that could be considered if you have a garden wall that can be put to good use.

5. Outdoor chairs

Although not always essential in an area that is going to be used for games and activity, you may still find outdoor seating suitable for children to relax in if they get a little tiresome from all of the fun. It could also prove ideal if you need to supervise little ones at any point. Outdoor chairs designed for children, such as the Luxembourg Kid armchair by Fermob, or even scatter cushions and blankets strewn across the floor could be just the ticket.

If you need a little help and inspiration with creating the perfect outdoor games room for you and your family, then pop down and visit our knowledgeable team here at Barbed. We have two London showrooms based in Barnes and Chiswick, each with a wide range of quality garden furniture and accessories to help your garden stand out from the crowd.

21st September 2018

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