Decorating a garden room – whether an indoor or outdoor space – is a wonderful way to bring a touch of summer into any home. Year-round accessorizing creates a room or outdoor space which enhances the entire home’s décor. And adding a garden emphasis to the home has never been easier with the abundance of bright, colorful – and often inexpensive – accessories now available.

Garden Room Schemes
The most popular garden decorating scheme is a casual theme – bright stripes, bold colors and mix-and-match sizes. To create this tone in a garden room: add a touch of whimsy with straw hats, decorative bird houses, bright seat cushions and pillows. Furniture is comfortable with wicker and rattan as top choices. Look for oversized chairs, ottomans and even serving trays and decorative plant stands.

The second favorite design scheme was traditional décor – featuring chintz floral fabrics and timeless garden accents such as stepping stones and stone bird baths. Traditional enthusiasts love the myriad of old-fashion candle lanterns now available; place them on table tops or use them to illuminate garden walking paths.

Other important style options are sophisticated (think copper accents, concrete statuettes, bright tapestry patterns) and contemporary (sleek black, chrome accents, lacquer finishes) palates. Both can easily be adapted to any room or area. When working with a sophisticated theme, select oversized copper urns to display a gorgeous topiary; or make a stunning statuette the focal point of the area. Popular contemporary pieces include refined black lacquer trays, wrought iron and silver planters.

Must-Have Accessories for any Indoor or Outdoor Garden Room
1.  Ceramic planters and flower pots
2.  Decorative bird houses and bird baths
3.  Animal theme garden statuettes
4.  Candle lanterns in wrought iron or brushed brass finishes
5.  Copper planters, buckets and urns

T.J. Maxx has the pieces home shoppers need to create every design scheme, within their budget. New home fashions arrive weekly in all the stores, so fresh items which truly reflect personal style can always be found at great prices. For the nearest T.J. Maxx store, call 1-800-2TJ-MAXX, or visit, the T.J. Maxx information and e-commerce site for more home decorating ideas and to purchase home accents online.


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