Great Garden Shed Ideas

In this article, we'll give you two ideas on how you can decorate your garden shed. These sheds will make your garden a place you, your children and your guests will never want to leave.
Great Garden Shed Ideas

Last update: 12 December, 2018

A garden shed adds both elegance and functionality to your garden, making it a much more welcoming space.

There are lots of different types of garden shed with a whole range of different uses.

You can use them to store tools, a place for games and leisure, or a room where you can entertain guests on a warm summer’s night.

In today’s article, we’ll tell you all about garden sheds, and give you two great ideas so you can have the perfect garden.

Before we dive into the subject, we’d like to talk about the different aspects you’ll have to keep in mind when it comes to choosing your garden shed.

Firstly, you need to think about what you want to use your shed for. A garden shed used for storing tools is not the same as a shed where you want to spend evenings with friends.

This brings us onto the next aspect you’ll have to consider: the size. The size of your shed will be determined by two factors, what you want to use it for and the size of your garden.

Finally, compare the different garden shed materials and think carefully about what best suits your needs.

The most classical sheds are made of wood. They need more maintenance than other sheds, especially in more adverse weather conditions. On the other hand, there are PVC and resin sheds. These are easier to construct, and maintaining them is also relatively simple.

One of the disadvantages is that you’ll need to insulate your shed, as they can retain a lot of heat.

Finally, there are also metallic sheds, which, like resin sheds, also need good insulation.

Remember, resin and metallic sheds don’t usually have floors, so bear this in mind before you buy your shed.

Wooden garden sheds are the most classical design.

Idea 1: Garden shed for children

Every child dreams of having their own space where they can play with their friends and live their own adventures. Garden sheds are the perfect solution.

The best garden sheds for children are wooden or resin sheds.

In this case, we would suggest a wooden garden shed with a gable roof and doors painted in a bright, eye-catching color like blue or red.

To make sure your shed stays nice and tidy, we’d recommend that you use trunks to store things in. Trunks are great for spaces where children often spend a lot of time playing and having fun.

You can also include a table and folding chairs that they can take outside to paint or have a picnic.

Wooden garden sheds are perfect spaces for children to play in.

Idea 2: Garden shed for leisure

Garden sheds can have many uses.

Another great idea is to turn your shed into a room where you can entertain guests and spend leisure time. For this idea, we’d advise you to choose a wooden or metal shed.

Metallic sheds bring a more rustic aesthetic which calls to mind farmhouse barns. They usually have sliding doors that don’t take up too much space.

Because garden sheds are extra elements that shouldn’t take up all the room in your garden, you can also include a table and folding chairs that you can set up outside your shed.

Inside, you can also put elements like a small cart or side table where you can place drinks and cups, a mini-fridge, and everything else you need so that you don’t have to keep going to and from the house to get things.

Garden sheds are great spaces to entertain guests on a summer evening.


Obviously, garden sheds are mainly used for keeping tools or other items you don’t need in winter.

In this article, we wanted to talk about two other ways you could use your garden shed. We should also point out that you can even personalize them, both outside and in. So, make sure your shed is in harmony with the rest of your garden.

Our advice is that you think about the functionality before anything else.

Although recently more and more people are actually choosing to live in their sheds, they aren’t really designed for you to spend a lot of time. Rather, they are a comfortable and pleasant room where you can entertain guests.

Take care to choose the size and material that suits your needs and the amount of time you’re prepared to spend maintaining it.