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A Quirky Cave or a Glamorous Palace; How Would You Decorate Your Summer House?

A Quirky Cave or a Glamorous Palace; How Would You Decorate Your Summer House?

Don’t know about you, but this weather is exactly what I need to cheer me up after a very rainy spring. At this time of year, many of us like getting stuck in when it comes to sorting out the garden e.g. mowing the lawn, watering the plants and searching for a brand new summer house.

There’s no need to settle for a dingy outdoor shed when you can create a home from home in your own back garden. A summer house can be whatever you want it to be and there’s a lot of inspiration out there for how to transform a dingy outside space into a bright and cosy one. Take a look at some inspiration:

1)      Cool, calm and collected

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This fantastic outside summer home reminds me of a small version of a classic American house. It has a gorgeous front porch, wooden framework and picturesque windows. This could be the perfect space for an outside office. No doubt there would be enough room for customised shelving to store all those files and keep your work life organised and in one place.

Image source: http://cathywhatisoldisnew.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/cottage-garden-shed-charm.html

     2) Shabby Chic

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Image source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/all-the-garden-sheds-of-your-wildest-quaintest-dreams

Absolutely love how this cosy summer house has been turned into a glamorous outdoor space, complete with a cosy bed, place to eat and tonnes of storage for the everyday essentials such as crockery and books. The neutral colours give this small space a much larger feel without looking too bland.

3) The wooden home

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Image source – http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/austria-summer-house

This summer house looks like it’s decked out for usage all year, the log fireplace will keep the building warm in the winter, whilst the sliding doors allow for an airy breeze in the summer. Fitted shelving under the staircase would look great against the wooden backdrop.

 

4) The pumpkin house

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Image source: http://www.johnlewis.com/farmer-s-cottage-deluye-summer-house-sphere/p231124972

After stumbling across this £18,000 summer house, I was amazed. The circular structure allows for a compact fit but there is still room for a table, seating and even storage. I’m sure you’d be making quite a statement by having this set up in your back garden – but If you can find the room, why not be a trendsetter.

Of course, one of the many benefits of having a summer house is that unlike a shed, you don’t need to rough it. Summer houses can be filled with luxury interiors, comfy seating and of course fabulous storage. Your summer home can be whatever you want it to be including the perfect space to escape from your home and take some ‘me’ time – even if you are just at the end of your garden.

What would your dream summer house look like? Tweet me your thoughts!

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By Tony Fitz-Costa – Check me out on Google+.

Shelfstore is a system of creating furniture, shelving and storage solutions around your ideas – in any size, and to fit your space.

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