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Storage Shed Inspiration for Every Yard

By Sara Anderson
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The perfect multi-functional addition to any garden, sheds have been skyrocketing in popularity as more people spend more time in their yards. These savvy spaces are ideal for stowing tools, gardening, and crafting goods all in one place, but they can also do double-duty as tranquil oases, art or writing rooms, and even outdoor entertainment areas!

With so many uses, you'll want take a beat to make sure your shed aligns with your lifestyle and design taste. Whether you're aiming for rustic ambiance or playful flair, a little creativity goes a long way.


Make it stand out

Create an inviting ambiance with a standout look that speaks for itself. From welcome mats at the entryway to cheerful greenery greeting every guest that steps inside, your shed can make a statement all its own. DIY the doors, paint, and decor for an elevated look that you can truly be proud of.

Check out this cheerful white "welcome" shed that calls your name from across the yard.


Or blend in

Some of us, of course, prefer our spaces hidden away, tucked into a quiet corner of the yard where nosey neighbors won't notice. Paint the shed a coordinating shade to match the main property, and surround the space with trees, shrubs, and greenery. Tall potted plants will work just fine here.

Coordinate exterior decor to compliment this same color scheme and aesthetic, such as statues, trellises, and trinkets within the same color family. Working together, these successfully conceal the area even further.


Long and lean

As their name suggests, lean-to sheds "lean" against any surface area on the property, so they fit in just fine next to your home or alongside a fence. A tilted roof offers more usable room at the top, and with lengths available up to 30 feet wide, you'll have ample space to spread out, decorate, or work the day away inside.

Varying lengths and tilt degrees are available, so you can find the size that suits your existing surface area best.


Compact, but powerful

Sheds don't have to take up a lot of space. A durably built 4ft x 5ft shed is all you need to stow away the day's gardening supplies — with extra room to boot. Not only that, but this compact design will squeeze just about anywhere around your yard, making it a cute addition that's easy to access at all times.

This particular sturdy wood design gives off a rustic vibe.



What do you want your shed to do for you? A workshop, a cozy hideout, or a gardener's paradise? Go all-out with a theme designed around the way you'll use the space day in and day out.

A gardener's shed might benefit from suitable window space to display plants and flowers, with plenty of shelving to store supplies. A writer's nook needs comfortable seating, plenty of natural light, and a desk area designed to get work done. Since the space is small, fully equipping it with everything you need becomes easier and more affordable than ever.


Tucked away

Sheds come in all shapes and sizes, and you can use that to your advantage. From cottage varieties to compact rectangles, hexagons, and octagons, select a type that you can tuck away peacefully into any corner of the yard.

This seven-foot hexagon shed, for instance, is a perfect fit for this lush, landscaped corner. Surrounded by shade trees and a charming pebble garden out front, it becomes the ideal oasis.


Play with color

Bold, bright colors might not work on the main house, but your shed is the perfect place to get whimsical. From fuchsia and violet to crimson and evergreen, select your favorite hue and make the most of it.

This playful shed has the appearance of a fully-grown playhouse. Cute, charming, and elegant all at the same time, it reflects the owner's unique tastes.


Build your dream home in miniature

Have you dreamed about life in a cozy mountain cabin? How about that historic home you've always wanted? The shed is an affordable space to live out your lifelong design dreams, so regardless of decor taste or lifestyle, you can make it happen in miniature.

This shed, for instance, has the ambiance of a pristine mountain oasis built with quality wood, floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of natural light, and verdant greenery all around. Finally, your dream home can become a reality without breaking the bank.


Add a patio

Elevate your entire backyard by adding a patio to your shed. Transforming it from simple storage area to miniature home, this is a go-to option for those craving a comfortable oasis in their own backyard. This is especially ideal if behind your house doesn't get good light, but a corner of the yard does.

Paired with a bold hue, like this aqua blue, your shed will make a statement while maximizing outdoor living space. Add a pair of chairs, plants, and quaint decor to the front, and you've got a cozy space to sit back and relax year-round.


Channel your inner good witch

Bring out your inner spellbinder with a chic, garden party aesthetic. This fairy tale-style shed features a compact design built from aged wood, with eye-catching florals and vines winding their way toward the top. Aim for a similar ambiance by using sustainable, all-natural building materials and experimenting with flowers and greenery.

Antique decor, such as this cast-iron chair and table set, adds to the atmosphere. From hanging baskets to pretty panels in the windowpanes, this look lends a little charm to any backyard.



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