Whether you're already the proud owner of a shed or are planning on buying a new one, there are plenty of things you can do to put your personal stamp on it and make it a space that works for you...
Which style to choose?
Before deciding on the interior and exterior look of your shed, you need to consider its function. Is your shed being used as a space to have fun and entertain or will you be making it a quiet sanctuary where you can relax and unwind. Just keeping rusty nails and paint tins in there? It can still be a great addition to your garden.
Create a peaceful space
If you're looking for a tranquil place to sit, read a book or get some work done, you'll want a shed or summerhouse that is uncluttered, clean and minimally-styled inside. Painting the inside of your shed a light colour like white or cream will give it a calm feeling. Keeping some of the wood bare will preserve the natural look of your shed and also blend it in with the rest of your garden.
Comfy furniture and a small table for snacks and drinks are essential items for your shed or summerhouse. If you want to make your shed feel even cosier, put up shelves for your books and lay a rug on the floor.
Entertain family & friends
Sheds are ideal for creating an extra room for throwing dinner parties all year round. When thinking about the look of the interior, concentrate on keeping it from looking too cluttered. Once you have a table and chairs (and add in guests!) it will take up a lot of space so try to create as much open space as possible. Keep your space uncluttered by putting up shelves or keeping stuff in storage boxes that can be stowed away under the table.You could even invest in one or more clever storage seats.
Grow some plants
Growing plants is another popular use for garden sheds. Sheds with larger front windows are ideal for letting sunlight flow onto the plants while keeping them sheltered from the elements. To complement the look of your growing plants and flowers, you could use a colourful theme to decorate the exterior of your shed. Go bold with colours like pink, green and orange to make your shed really stand out.
Make a playroom
Turn your shed into a playhouse and give the children in your family a space to play all year round. As they grow older it can become a place for study and privacy too. Invest in storage boxes or storage seats to keep toys in and opt for softer, muted colours of pale pink or grey – whatever your children prefer.
Whatever you decide to use your shed for, get creative and make it perfect outdoor space for you.
Help & advice
If you need more information on sheds and other garden buildings, please get in touch with your local branch. Our specialists will be happy to offer help and advice and can provide you with a free quote for supply of all relevant materials.