Most people add a garden shed to their yard for added storage, but today’s sheds are often aesthetically appealing, as well. Today I’m sharing a fun collection of this must-have outdoor building that will expand your storage options and create a new focal point in the yard.
Rather than just plop a shed in the yard, think of ways to dress it up and tie it into the surrounding landscape. A cobblestone path, flower boxes, even a tree emblem makes you want to step inside. And did you notice the charming Dutch door?
Today’s sheds come in array of style with charming features like windows, unique doors, and shapes. If you already have a shed and it needs a little sprucing up, consider a new paint color. Choose the same color as your house or opt for a complementary color instead.
Pretty flowers enhance this rustic shed that looks like it’s been built from reclaimed wood. If your hubby is like mine and hates to part with scrap wood, consider building a shed from scratch and use up that wood.
The crushed limestone path invites you to visit this wooden garden shed with its shingle-style roof. Rocks and plants line the path, creating additional beauty and interest. Looks so much better than being surrounded by grass, doesn’t it? And bonus – that means less grass to mow!
I prefer sheds with windows like this one because they can double as a potting shed. My yellow shed is a lean-to style at the back of the house and has no windows, but it has cute double doors.
Consider adding a patio near the outdoor structure, especially if it’s a she shed. You can brighten up an old shed with new paint for the door and trim, if it has windows. This one looks great with the vine clambering over the top.
I’ve often thought of creating a green roof on our lean-to shed. I’d plant it with a sea of succulents since they have a shallower root system and wouldn’t require as much dirt.
How cute is this little charmer? I love the idea of adding a small deck in front.
You can get as elaborate as you want with a garden shed. This one might count more as a “summer room.” My grandmother had one of these in her front yard and I always felt so special when she’d let me go inside (which wasn’t often enough).
So maybe this pretty pink structure doesn’t qualify as a shed, but it sure is cute, isn’t it? It’d be the perfect spot to get away from everyone else and enjoy a good book, a plate of cookies, and a glass of lemonade.
Do you have a garden shed in your yard? What are some things you’ve done to spruce it up and tie it into the rest of the landscape?