16 garden shed design ideas for you to choose from



Garden sheds are very common and that’s because of their multiple functionalities. They can be used for storage for all the items you no longer have room for in your house but mostly for garden supplies and tools. Also, they commonly used for hobbies. They’re like a mini-home for all your collection items and memorabilia, like a sanctuary for personal items. Moreover, garden sheds also make great workshop spaces. And since their functionality varies from person to person and from type to type, so does their design.

We’re going to start with a very simple garden shed. It’s actually a potting shed and it’s made of wood, like most sheds are. It has a very simple design and structure and it even includes a covered exterior area so that you can work outside and have all the tools nearby even when the weather is not that friendly.

This is a very beautiful shed and it matches the main house that was originally designed by J. Merrill Brown back in 1887. In fact, it’s like a miniature version of the main residence. The colors chosen for the exterior are simple but beautiful and the roof is charming as well. It has a very chic look and it’s like an updated, more elegant version of the shed presented above.

When building a shed it’s important to be able to envision it two years later. That’s because garden sheds are truly beautiful and reach their full potential when they are surrounded by wonderful green vegetation. This storage shed is a perfect example. The colors chosen for its exterior also help it integrate into the surroundings.

Of course, you can also with that by adding a few hanging plants or wall creepers. In this case the little details are not that important. It’s the overall image that matters. This garden shed has windows so its interior is bright and it’s been built to serve as a studio or workspace.

The landscape surrounding this shed makes it look like it’s part of a fairy tale. The colors help with that as well. The combination of red and white give it a typical barn look and the roof only completes the perfect image. It’s like looking at a house from a cute computer game. All the colorful plants, grass and those rocks further make the whole image even more beautiful.

And we’re back to simpler designs. This garden shed features poplar siding, reclaimed windows and self-made barn door hardware. But this simplicity is not the only charming detail that makes the shed special. This one also has a green roof, not a very common element in the case of annexes and separate, small structures.

This is another garden shed/ miniature house. It even has a door and windows just like a regular home. It was originally in bag condition but it has been restored and brought to its former beauty. Its original charm was also preserved and the shed currently serves as a tool shop with the potential of becoming a studio.

This garden shed takes its name very seriously. It’s placed in the middle of the garden and stands out with its cute white design. It’s a lovely addition to the landscape and it’s very functional as well. It’s great for storing all the garden tools and it also serves as a comfortable work space and a lovely area for relaxation and for entertaining friends.

This is a shed that integrates nicely into the landscape. It has a steeply pitched roofline and resembles the angles found in birdhouses, on a larger scape of course. Even though it’s small comparative to other garden sheds we’ve seen so far, it still provides space for relaxation and entertainment but this time in the form of a very lovely space with a white picket fence and a couple of comfortable chairs.

This structure is quite different from all the sheds presented so far. First of all, it’s not actually a shed but just a structure with a design similar to that of a shed but one that you can walk right through. Still, it’s perfect for storing garden tools in and it has a simple, rustic charm. The image is completed by the stone path leading to this pseudo-shed.

This is a shed with a visible gothic feel. It’s an impression given by the arched windows but also by the overall antique look. The shed features stamped-metal roofing and hanging plants on its façade and adjacent roof that also shares the same worn-down, antique look.

Of course, garden sheds can have more elaborate designs as well. For example, this one features a porch. It’s a relatively common element and it’s great in the case of those sheds that serve as quiet and calm spaces where you usually go to relax and clear your mind. It’s nice to have something like on your property. This shed even has views of not only the garden but also the hills.

Even though garden sheds are typically one-story structures, there’s no rule that says you can’t change that. Take this shed for example. It’s a two-level structure and the second story is a quiet and relaxing area, like a mini-bedroom. In this case, both the interior and exterior designs are elegant. The shed is infused with natural sunlight coming through the dormer window upstairs and the checkerboard tile floor adds a touch of style as well.

Also, sheds are usually made of wood. But you can change that too if you have a more elaborate plan for your garden shed. This is a particularly imposing shed with cedar-shake siding and shingles and a brick exterior, mortared stone steps and a large door with matching windows. It’s a beautiful getaway and you don’t even have to go far to reach it.

And since we started with a simple shed, we’re going to finish in the same tone. This cute garden shed has a very lovely, simple and clear look. It’s made with prefab wall panels and doors and windows that slip into precut openings, making the building process very quick and easy. Then all you have to go id decorate it with hanging baskets and boxes and add beautiful plants.

Picture sources: 1, 24, 5, 6, and rest from bhg}.


Published by in Outdoors, on October 4th, 2012

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