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9 Shed Makeover Ideas: Transform Your Garden Shed With These Pictures

Does your garden shed look kind of boring? Would you like to add a personal touch to it and make it your own?

We can all admit that sheds can look dull and cold without any decoration. After all, sheds are meant for storage. Those unpainted wooden walls and squeaky bare floors are not very inviting.

My goal is to make every corner of my home feel and look homely. That includes my garden shed, as well! 

You, too, can turn your storage shed into your new favorite spot to hang out with the help of these 9 shed makeover ideas! Let’s take a look! 

A Place To Ease Your Worries 

Doesn’t this look like a perfect place to let go of your worries? A resting area like this one will serve you well. We all know we need one!

What I like about this idea is that it isn’t difficult to recreate. All you need to do is recreate your bedroom or living room ambiance outdoors. To do this, you will need a comfy couch or sectional sofa

You can buy a new one or pick up one for cheap at your local second-hand store. This project doesn’t have to be expensive!

Decorate your resting area with a bunch of throw pillows and blankets. The more you add, the comfier your shed will be. Adorn the walls with sparkling string lights and seasonal pictures of your garden. Install a floating shelf with books and potted succulents to complete the whole look.

This Tiny Lounge May Suit You Better

Let’s tone it down a bit, shall we? You don’t have to go all out on your lounge area. You know how they say less is more? They were right in this case!

I love how simple yet cozy these sheds look. Who knew putting a settee in a storage shed would make such a huge difference. Since you won’t be decorating your shed as much, I suggest you pick a sofa that acts as a statement piece. Get one with patterned upholstery or one with a unique shape to it. 

You can finally add minimal decor to your shed. A throw pillow and a potted plant here or there are just enough to make your garden shed feel homely. 

Last but not least, make sure there is plenty of natural light entering your shed. You want those colors to come through. 

Play It Safe With White

Are you afraid you will create a colorful mess in your backyard? If you are not very good at matching colors, stick with white only. White is a great base color that can set a romantic and innocent mood in your shed. Don’t believe it? Just take a look at this shed! It looks stunning. 

This is one of my favorite shed makeover ideas because it is easy to make. Your biggest task is to paint the exterior and the interior of your shed in white color. Turn your shed into a white canvas you can start building on.

Metal sheds like these are especially easy to paint. They take on color very well. They are easy to build and can last you for a long time. 

Pair the all-white background with furniture and decor in muted earth-toned shades. Browns and grays will complement the white rather than compete with it. Incorporate pastel colors into the design to make it more exciting

Cyan Beach Shed For The Brave

How bold are you in your home styling choices? Bold enough to try this attention-seeking beach shed? Why not! 

One thing this storage shed doesn’t lack is personality. It looks fun and daring and reminds me of summer vacation. Having this beach-inspired shed in your yard will bring a smile to your face whenever you walk by it – guaranteed!

Shed makeovers like these are always fun to make since they involve lots of bold colors that you may not often use in your DIY projects. So, go all out with your blues! Use cyan as a primary color and baby blue and turquoise as accent shades. 

Complete the whole design with beach and nautical-inspired decor. Put on display the seashells and souvenirs you got on your vacations over the years. 

It’s Play Time At My Shed

Don’t you wish you had a shed like this in your backyard growing up? It’s never too late! You can build it for your kids and have fun playing with them too!

Shed makeover ideas typically urge people to turn their garden sheds into cozy lounging areas. This one is different! It encourages you to stay active through play. The ladders, hanging bars, and climbing walls will keep you and your kids moving.

You will have to hire a professional carpenter to build a similar modern playhouse shed unless you have the skills to do it on your own. This project may take more time and resources to build, but the end result is worth it

If you are on a budget, you can turn one of these resin sheds into a playhouse instead. It’s a great alternative to building one from scratch. 

Stay High Above The Ground

Instead of focusing on the decor of your shed, how about you change the architecture? Just by elevating your backyard structure a few feet off the ground, you can give it a whole new look. 

Before you assemble your new garden shed, build an elevated podium for it. By keeping your shed off the ground, you will protect it from moisture damage and extend its lifespan. It’s an effective way to keep the rot at bay! Click here to find out what you can put on the floor to protect it even further.

Once you lift your shed off the lawn, it will look like a small treehouse. You can hide inside it whenever you need a little off time from your work and daily responsibilities. 

Or Let All The Sunlight Inside

These glass garden sheds look absolutely stunning. They generously invite the sunlight inside and all the curious visitors who come by. 

Glass sheds like these ones are meant to uplift your mood and make you feel better. They are fully exposed to the sunlight, which we all know positively influences our well-being.  

The natural daylight coming from above and the sides make all the beautiful decorations visible to the outside world. But at night, these elegant sheds turn into ideal spots for stargazing. What a contrast! 

Try Vertical Instead Of Horizontal

Used to seeing sheds with horizontal siding? Well, take a good look again, because these garden sheds embrace a vertical disposition!

I had to show you this makeover idea because it is ingenious! You can change the whole look of your shed by simply changing the direction of your siding. Your shed will quickly turn from traditional to modern

Make the exterior even more avant-garde by painting it in black instead of the usual white or brown. Don’t follow the rules you are used to! Do the opposite to build modern art in your backyard.

What’s On The Inside Counts The Most

No matter how much effort and money you put into renovating the exterior of your garden shed, it won’t make a big difference if the interior is still cluttered and dirty

Take out everything you have in your shed and decide which items you want to keep and which to throw away. A lot of useless stuff accumulates in storage over the years. Sweep the floors and remove spider webs while your shed is still empty. Paint the interior in a bright color to make the shed appear bigger.

Install new floating shelves and hanging racks on the walls to maximize your storage space. Label your new containers and baskets where you will be keeping your gloves and jute twine. 

Lastly, decorate the empty spot on the shelf with potted rosemary or lavender, and you are done! Enjoy your new and improved shed!


How can I make my shed look nice?

You can make your shed look nice by painting it in one or more vibrant colors. The paint will give your shed a new personality and protect it from the weather. Don’t forget to clean and organize your shed. Decorate it with potted plants and string lights.

Is it better to stain or paint a shed?

It is better to paint a shed. Paint creates a layer on top of the wood that lasts at least 10 years. Stain soaks in the wood and lasts less than 8 years. You also have more color choices with paint. Stains are mostly available in browns.

Can I put a bed in my shed?

You can put a bed in your shed if you plan on using it occasionally. If you wish to use your shed as a bedroom, you will need planning permission. You will most likely need to modify your traditional garden shed to meet your local building regulations.

Shed Makeover Ideas For A Prettier Home

You see! It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to turn your bland garden shed into an attractive lounging area. All you need is a good idea and a little bit of time and creativity.

At the end of the day, home is what you make it. We should all strive to build a pretty but safe home for our families. Hopefully, one of my shed makeovers ideas inspires you to turn your storage shed into something more

Which one of these shed makeover ideas is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, and feel free to share these shed makeovers with others. 

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Nadya Jones

Nadya is a writer, entrepreneur, and designer based in Raleigh. She writes in her blog, the one you are visiting right now, where she shares her love for landscaping, gardening, and outdoor design. Her husband Brett provides her with a lot of inspiration and behind-the-scenes content. Together, they work on creating beautiful outdoor spaces that serve as an extension of their home and inspire others to do the same. If you are interested in landscaping, gardening, or outdoor design, be sure to check out the blog! Also, follow Nadya on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr!

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