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How to decorate your garden shed and make it cosy

Once upon a time, a garden shed was the man’s domain. It was buried deep in the corner of the garden, hidden if possible and was used as an oversized storage hut for the manly things like power tools and axes. It was a respite facility for the outdoor creatures with more fragile sensibilities – spiders afraid of the rain and earwigs who don’t like the cold, for example. On crossing the threshold, your head would become crowned with cobwebs, your nose assaulted by the musty smell. Your skin would crawl at the thought of the insect-squatters who had taken up residence in your shed.

Fortunately, this shed has been consigned to the backyards of garden purists, and the humble shed has blossomed like the flowers you planted. Now, a garden shed is so much more than a haven for mould. Now, they can be a haven for you. Now, they can be anything you want them to be.

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A second lounge, an office, an indoor-outdoor space – the choices are endless. And with the affordable accessories, you can buy to turn into your own personal domain, and it’s time to get cracking in time for summer.

But how do you make your shed cosy? Can you maintain its functionality and still have it as an attractive area to enjoy? We’ve listed a few ideas below to get you started…

Storage space

Let’s not forget plastic sheds are often required to house your tools. So if you want to use it for other things, you could get some stylish storage units to keep your dirty equipment out of sight, neat and tidy. This will help ensure it doesn’t become dirty and messy but can still have the primary function you need it for.

Comfortable seating

You won’t have a cosy space if the seating is faded, stained and cracked picnic chairs that look like they belong to Stig of the Dump. Or worse, an upturned bucket. No, cosy means welcoming and in order for that to be the case, there needs to be somewhere comfy to park your behind. There are chairs you can hang from the ceiling. Affordable corner sofas. Love seats in weird and wonderful shapes and patterns. Rocking chairs, arms chairs or even bar stools if you fancy having a little party area with a mixology station and a keg.

Soft furnishings

Nothing breeds sterility like the absence of accessories. Even at the height of summer, the evenings will likely get chilly from time to time so have a few throws around the place to snuggle under. Add some curtains or a stylish blind to your window. Have some bunting hanging at the top of the walls and scatter a few cushions around.

Heat and light

As just mentioned, England isn’t the warmest so invest in a safe heater to make the place feel homely and welcoming. Dark and dingy has no place in a cosy shed either so ensure you get some light on the situation! Big windows, artificial light, candles (be careful in a wooden structure!) all add to the cosiness.

Today’s shed is so much more than a tool store. You can enjoy yours as part of your outdoor lifestyle, and it can be just as inviting as any living space at home. Spend a bit of time looking for ways to make it part of your home, and you’ll get the most out of your shed.

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5 Tips to choosing the best shed for your property

Choosing The Best Shed

 

Having a great yard can be a wonderful privilege. Maintaining your yard and storing all the necessary equipment to have a well-manicured property can be quite a time-consuming endeavor and one that takes a great deal of diligence and persistence. It may be a challenge to find a place to store your lawn mower, edger, weed wacker, and hedge trimmer in your garage so many are resorting to investing in a shed. Sheds can be used for extra storage or as a workshop. If this sounds like an interesting idea, we have put together some tips on how to choose a shed for your property.

Space

Before you begin shopping for a shed it is important to measure your yard and the space in which you want to place it. It would be detrimental to purchase a nice shed and have it delivered only to find out that it does not fit the space that you intended to put it. Measure the space and take the dimensions with you when you go shopping. That way you can confirm with the shed company that the model you are interested in purchasing will in fact fit.

Needs

After you have determined how much space you have for your shed, you will then need to make a list of all the reasons you need the shed. This will shine a light on all the things you will use your shed for. You may find that you will use your shed for much more than storage and therefore you may need a bigger shed. On the contrary, you may find that you are not going to need as much space as you had once envisioned and you can then invest in a smaller model. It is important, however, to keep in mind that you may want to use the shed in the future so it is always better to get a bit larger than intended. You can always fill the space or find a way to use it.

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Budget

Simultaneously, you will need to determine your budget. Be sure that you have your finances in order and that you do not have to take out a loan to purchase your shed. If you have to take out a loan to buy the shed you have always wanted, be sure that you get a low-interest rate. It can be a drag to pay for a shed over a long period of time.

Decide On A Design

After you have determined your budget, the size of shed you need and how you will use it, you can then begin to research designs. There are many models on the market that can serve as storage or as a workshop. Some have a porch and some just have doors. Choosing a design can be fun but it can also be stressful. Make sure that the design you pick compliments your property and house. For example, if your house is red, you may not want to get a shed that is purple.

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Research Places To Purchase

After you have followed the initial 4 steps, you can now research companies in which to purchase your shed. Companies such as greenhousestores.co.uk have a huge selection and consistently get great reviews from customers because of their high-quality sheds and great customer service.

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