We homeowners know that there is no such thing as enough storage space for our gardening essentials. What you really need is a garden shed, one large enough to house an arsenal of gardening and lawncare equipment. A garden shed is essential especially for gardeners without a garage or basement allowing you to store all your equipment and supplies in one location and providing a small workplace for potting containers. This post is called Garden Shed Chic because of the popularity of these sheds and the chic and stylish way in which they are being cleverly decorated. Everybody wants one because today a garden shed doesn't have to be utilitarian or remain forgotten and run down in the backyard. Whether it is tucked away in a corner or the epicenter of your backyard, the garden shed can be an amazing ornamental piece for your lawn. When given just a tiny bit of time and attention, they can become a beautiful focal point to your landscaping and a lovely complement to your home.
If you are considering building a garden shed or just thinking about a face-lift for your existing one, remember to make it uniquely yours, reflecting your personality. Make it an extension of your interior by decorating it in a style that suits your tastes, be it a traditional, rustic scheme or shabby style hideaway. And most of all enjoy this project, it can be really fun. Hopefully the tips and images below will help you.
I love the English style garden sheds that are nestled among the vines and flowers. They are at their best when they are actually part of the landscape.
This is an example of a lovely potting shed/greenhouse. Spend a day traveling to your local flea market, rural antique shops (these tend to have the most interesting finds), or even yard sales to find such treasures as these galvanized watering cans, No matter what purpose your shed serves, you can make it feel more “homey” with just a few inexpensive accessories added in with the tools.
Look for galvanized and terra cotta containers to use for planters.
There are two choices when it comes to building a wooden garden shed: You can buy a kit and put up with the manufacturer's choice of materials and layout, or you can design a structure to suit your own particular needs and tastes. Of course I vote for the latter! Then you can decorate with wonderful finds like these great shutters and watering cans.
Garden sheds can be almost any size or style. An outdoor storage shed not only looks attractive, but it will add value and versatility to your property.
Little extra finishing touches like curtains will help your garden shed to become a space you will be excited to use and maintain, instead of cluttering up and neglecting like you have done in the past.
You can decorate around your shed by adding outdoor objects that are weather resistant. For example, you can add a small wooden ladder to the side of your shed and plant vines to intertwine around it. Or you can add small Americana signs and other similar paraphernalia.
Keeping garden tools organized makes the job easier, and it’s even more enjoyable if you have an adorable garden shed to store them in.And such charming details like the vine on the window and the wreath add to the homey feeling.
It is important to tie the shed to the rest of the surrounding landscape and architecture. A sensibly designed garden shed can compliment not only your lawn but also the entire home.
You can use your storage shed design as a decoration by turning it into a miniature English cottage.