If you are someone who enjoys spending time in their garden, you probably already have a garden shed that is filled with tools and other gardening accessories. While it can be useful to use your garden shed for storage, these buildings often have much more potential than is immediately obvious. In fact, you can transform your garden shed into almost anything and make sure that you are putting it to good use.
Below, we thought we would offer some advice that you can use to transform your garden shed into a relaxation space. This will include everything from clearing it out to managing the temperature. Read on to hear what these tips are.
Clear It Out
If you are an avid gardener then you will probably have a shed full of tools. So, the first step to creating your relaxation space is to spend some time clearing out your shed. You’ll still need somewhere to store your equipment and seeds so maybe look at investing in a smaller lockup that can hold everything without taking up too much space.
When clearing it out, don’t forget to give it a deep clean. The last thing you want is for your relaxation space to be filled with soil and weeds.
One of the most exciting parts of creating your own DIY relaxation space in your garden shed is the decorating stage. You will want to transform your shed and make sure that it gives off the right vibe. Of course, this is still a garden shed and if you are an outdoors person, the rustic feel of the shed should be used in the design.
Think about the flooring – how old is it? Can you easily place furniture on it? If not, you might want to add a rug or even a carpet. You’ll also want to look at the walls and consider investing in paint to give it a bit of a makeover. Choose a theme that suits your tastes, and you’ll love spending time in here.
For a relaxation space to really work, you need to think about the lighting. Sure, some people like to relax in the dark but if your shed has no windows, it might not be the most welcoming place when you want to take a break from pulling out weeds. For this reason, you should try to get as much natural lighting in there as possible. Add some additional windows or a skylight if this works better.
If natural lighting isn’t really an option, artificial lighting like lamps can also work like a charm. In a relaxation room, silk lampshades can add to the overall design and make you feel at home in your shed. Choose a pattern that fits your colour scheme, and you’ll love spending time in there.
Get Some Furniture
How do you relax? Some people prefer to relax on a mat on the floor while others prefer a comfortable couch for lounging on. Before you start buying furniture for your garden shed relaxation room, you need to think about what makes sense for you. Any furniture that you do buy should be comfortable but will also need to fit inside the shed. It is unlikely that you’ll be able to invest in a large corner couch for your shed as the space will be limited.
When buying furniture, think about things like where you’ll sit and don’t forget to invest in tables. You’ll need a side table for your lamp, but storage drawers might also come in handy. Don’t clutter the space as this will affect the overall relaxation experience that it offers.
Accessorise Your Space
As we mentioned above, comfort is key in any relaxation space and often, accessories can help to achieve a truly comfortable space. You’ll need to invest in things like rugs, cushions and even curtains to make the space feel more comfortable. Remember that this is a garden shed and so naturally, it isn’t very welcoming.
Other accessories you’ll want include blankets and even some candles. Of course, you must air on the side of caution when you invest in candles for your shed as sheds are typically made from wood and can burn easily. Choose accessories that make you relax, and you’ll manage to pull this off.
Getting The Temperature Right
Finally, you need to think about temperature control when you are transforming your garden shed into a relaxation space. Typically, garden sheds aren’t insulated and so it will be hard to keep it warm during the colder months. Think about investing in some insulation or adding some additional wall support to keep it warm. This way, when you add a heater, you can ensure that your space retains the heat.
Of course, temperature also matters in the summer as you won’t want a garden shed that overheats. If you have a lot of windows on your shed, then the sun can come in and make it uncomfortable to sit in. To adjust the temperature in the winter, you have a few options. You can add windows that open or invest in a fan. Think carefully and buy what you need to ensure your space is perfect.
Try These Tips
Transforming your garden shed can be a really fun project but it won’t be easy. There are so many options when it comes to repurposing a garden shed with some people using them for garden gyms, extra bedrooms and so much more.
We believe that a garden shed is a perfect place for people who love the outdoors to relax. You can sit back on your chair and stare out at all of the stunning flowers that you have looked after over the year.
Make sure to take all of our tips on board and use them to create the perfect space. Don’t rush into it and make sure to weatherproof everything so that it lasts for a long time.