5 Awesome Tips On Creating A Garden Shed Of Your Dreams

Craving a space where you can relax, be productive, or just escape from it all? If so, you need a garden shed! Long gone are the days when sheds were only meant for storing equipment. Now, they're also used as cozy retreats, workspaces, and reading nooks, just to name a few.

If you're not sure about which garden shed to go for, don't worry! There are plenty of sheds for sale for different tastes and budgets. Besides, with the right decors and improvements, any shed, both new and old, can turn into a serene and stylish haven.

Without further ado, here are 5 awesome tips on creating a garden shed of your dreams! Plus, you don't need to be an expert to upgrade your shed!

Table of Contents Hide

Define the purpose of your shed

Before you get to the fun part of creating your cool outdoor room, you first have to know what you're going to use it for. Take your time to picture your ideal garden shed. Are you going to transform your shed into a home office? A writing space? An art studio? A home? There's so much you can do with a garden shed and your imagination is the only limit when designing it! Some people even use their shed as a recording studio. The best thing about garden sheds is their versatility!

What design style do you have in mind? Think about whether you want your dedicated space to look minimalist, traditional, contemporary, French country, or anything in between. It's all up to what you like. There are countless ways to go about designing your space. For instance, you can match your shed with your house or design it in a completely different way.

Farmhouse Outdoor Design
Pine Wood Storage Shed
Natural Cedar Storage Shed

Clear it out or shop for a new one

If you're lucky enough to already have a shed in your garden, you're one step closer to creating your new favorite place. Even if it's old and dusty, there's always a possibility to enhance it for the better. The first step consists of decluttering your old shed. Remove everything from your shed and get to cleaning. For a quick and effective cleaning session, scrub dirt and grime off, sweep the floor, brush cobwebs and dust away, and wash the floor and windows. It may take a while but the result is worth it.

If your shed just won't do or you don't have one yet, there are certain considerations you should keep in mind when picking out a new garden shed. Take the time to analyze the different shed designs, materials, shapes, and sizes available. The last thing you want is a shed that isn't sturdy enough, is too small for your needs or too big for your space, and isn't secure.

Wood Storage Shed
Wood Storage Shed

Choose the right color/paint

There's no better way to upgrade a garden shed than to give it a fresh coat of paint. But which color should you choose? Pastel and pale colors such as muted green and pale blue are wonderful choices if you want your outdoor structure to seamlessly blend in with its surroundings. If these colors are a little bit too daring for you, stick to neutrals. Neutral shades like beige, white, and gray look classy and never go out of style.

Go for bold colors like lime green, yellow, and pink if you want to make an eye-catching focal point in your garden. You can also get creative and paint your shed in the same color as the bright flowers surrounding it! If you have red roses in your garden, why not paint your shed red?

If you already have a color scheme going on in your garden, you can simply paint your shed in these colors to tie the whole outdoor space together. This is a great option if you want to keep your garden's unified theme.

Of course, one color may not be enough for some people. In this case, you can either select a lighter color for the base and a darker color for the accent areas or vice versa. Painting your accent areas (window trims, doors, dormers, and flower boxes) in another color not only adds visual interest to the setting but also creates a unique space that you can call your own.

Manufactured Wood Storage Shed
Manufactured Wood Storage Shed

Surround your shed with flowers and plants

You can't forget about greenery! Make your garden shed feel like a real home by surrounding it with your favorite flowers and plants. If you don't have greenery around your haven, it's never too late to plant them. For an even cozier shed, add some window boxes and fill them with bright flowers. Alternatively, you could grow climbing plants up the side of your mini home for immediate visual interest.

Tall plants are ideal if you want a little privacy while low-growing shrubs are great for creating an inviting entrance to your outdoor oasis.

Natural Western Cedar Storage Shed
Natural Western Cedar Storage Shed

Search for unique decorations

Your garden shed is yours, so make sure it perfectly reflects you! Having numerous seating options such as floor poufs, hanging chairs, and sofas in your chic sanctuary is a splendid way to turn it into a comfy place where you and your friends can take a break and relax.

Putting the extra effort to decorate your garden shed with unique decorations such as floor pillows, a letter board, and string lights will instantly pay off. You'll end up with a warm and sophisticated refuge that everyone will envy! Breathe life into your space with multiple plants in oversized vases, ditch your phone for a charming wall clock, and set the mood with a variety of candles. Make the set-up as personal as you want!

Solid Wood Storage Shed
Solid Wood Storage Shed

Lily is a modern designer with great appreciation for sleek architecture, a love for art in its many forms, and a passion for sharing her experience with people. If you’re looking for advice on how to modernize your old-fashioned place or make your new restaurant a visual blast, she’s definitely the one to ask.