5 ways to decorate your garden shed

February 14, 2017

Spring is just around the corner, which means clearer skies and longer days. And what better way to celebrate than by getting stuck into a new DIY project? Why not decorate your garden shed, for example!

Perhaps you have recently purchased a standard 10×6 wooden garden shed to store your tools, or maybe you have bought a massive 20×10 wooden workshop for larger projects or activities?

If you already have a shed, adding colour, accessories and even furniture can turn any worn out pile of wood into a replenished space – whether you are creating a personal workspace, a summer house or a place for storage.

Giving your shed a personal touch – and a new lease of life – can offer an enormous sense of achievement and make your garden look more attractive. Therefore, we have taken the liberty of compiling a list of the top 5 ways to decorate your garden shed – we hope you enjoy reading about them!

Ways to decorate your garden shed

1.A lick of paint

A splash of paint goes a long way when it comes to sprucing up your garden shed. Choosing complementary colours that are light and subtle – white, blue, green, yellow, for example – can breathe life into your shed. Use a variety of shades and textures to match your garden furniture and home exterior.

2.Get susSTAINable

Staining your shed is a wonderful way to add vibrancy and shine. In addition, some of the better products contain chemical treatments, such as embedded water repellents, meaning your shed will stay in better condition, for longer. Staining is a popular option for those looking to enhance the natural colour of their wooden shed.


The arrival of spring means that the days will stay lighter for longer. However, you may be so deeply engrossed with your new shed that you want to work into dark hours. Cue lighting! Fitting lights will mean that you can make the most of your garden shed space. Invest in some battery censored lights, or better yet, implement solar panels for an eco-friendly approach. Extra lighting will also help to keep your garden secure.

4.Decorate with decal

Decals are a great way to customise a garden shed. These high-quality vinyl overlays are popular among shed owners as they provide a unique design while resisting cracking and fading. Decals simply rest on top of the wood and are perfect for showcasing your creative side. Ensure they are well maintained to avoid damage.

5.Doors & windows

Don’t forget to decorate the windows and doors of your garden shed. Add a painted trim around windows in neutral colours, or mount a plant box to the front of your window for added attraction. Window curtains or shutters can also add another dimension to your shed space. Paint the doors to match the windows, add lights or plants such a vines to drape around the frame or hang a wooden/hand-painted greeting sign on the front.

Contact Sheds To Last Today!

With these simple steps, you can ensure your wooden garden shed is the envy of the neighbourhood. To find out more about our extensive range of wooden garden sheds, wooden workshops, summerhouses and log cabins, get in touch with Exeter-based Sheds To Last today for further information and advice.

We are a friendly, professional team based in the west country, and happy to help with a shed building and maintenance issues, not matter how big or small.