A quality shed is an ideal way to add space and value onto your home, but it’s important to make sure that the shed compliments your garden, rather than steals focus for all the wrong reasons. Otherwise, what you gain in storage space (or even an extra room), you’ll lose in aesthetics.
Luckily, we’ve got some incredible tips to share with you about helping your garden shed to blend in with your outdoor décor. As a bonus, it’s not going to cost the earth.
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1. Choose the right spot
This is vital because you want the garden shed to be accessible, but you don’t want it too close to the house, where it could block incoming light.
Consider what you need your shed for. If it’s going to be a craft room or somewhere you might use for summer parties, then you might want to make sure it’s in the right spot to get some natural light through the windows.
If you just want somewhere to store your gardening tools, then you can probably place it in the corner by the vegetable patch.
2. Accessorise with plants
A great way to break up the colour of your shed’s exterior wall is to use the greenery that’s already in your garden.
You could place small trees, shrubs, and giant planter boxes at the base of the shed or use window boxes or trellises on the side to change the look of the shed and serve a functional purpose. (If you opt for a steel shed, you don’t have to worry about it rotting from close exposure to plants and trees.)
Plus, the plants will be really easy to care for as all the gardening equipment is just a step away.
3.Invest in paving
Use paving stones to create a path from your back door to the shed (and perhaps even surrounding the shed) in order to make the shed look like a planned and loved addition to your home. It’ll have the added benefit of helping to stop anyone tracking mud into the shed or the house.
If you have paving stones elsewhere in the garden, say leading to a patio, try to use stones that compliment or match the existing ones. Otherwise, you risk detracting from the beauty of your garden.
4. Add some light
If you plan to use your garden (and especially your garden shed) after dark, you’ll need to invest in some lighting at the shed door or around the shed. There are plenty of options to choose from, but we’d recommend solar lights to avoid having to lay new cables for electrical outlets and so that you don’t have to remember to change the batteries. (Also, you get bonus eco points.)
It might be a good idea to go for motion-sensor lights to avoid having to fumble for a light switch in the dark. These lights are awesome because they also help to deter burglars.
If you’re planning to entertain in the garden at night, you might want to select solar-powered fairy lights for a softer glow that will give your garden a nicer ambience.
Hopefully, this article has given you some ideas for helping your garden shed to blend in and be a long-lasting addition to your house.