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6 Summerhouse Décor Ideas

Adding a summerhouse to your garden can create a sanctuary of peace and relaxation you can enjoy on those long hot summer afternoons. In the past, many people have been content with a comfortable chair and a quiet space, but as summerhouses become more popular, we’re seeing an increasing number of them decorated to reflect the owner’s personality, or to make the space into something truly special. Here we’ll take a look at a few ideas that will help you to make the most of your garden retreat.

Pick a theme

When you’re decorating your summerhouse, it’s a good idea to pick an overriding theme. There are plenty out there to inspire you. Most summerhouses are quite small and a theme helps you to create the maximum impact with limited space. Just because you pick a theme doesn’t mean it has to be wacky, the theme can be subtle, or in your face, it really is personal preference. Having a theme will also help you to select the right furniture and colours so you don’t overload your summerhouse with a mish-mash of items. Whether you opt for a vintage chic look, a clean modern style, or even a cosy pub, your theme can guide your decisions.

Consider the surrounding

If you have a traditional country garden, a modern look might not blend as well as something vintage. The summerhouse should complement and enhance your garden, not stick out like a sore thumb. You might also be restricted by other factors, such as planning permission. There are a few things to consider before you even start to think about your summerhouse décor.

Keep the colours simple

Don’t use too many colours on your summerhouse. Too many colours in such a small area can look too busy. If you opt for a nautical theme stick to light blue and white, or different shades of the same colour, just keep the number of colours you use to a minimum.

Select your furnishings wisely

You can use your furnishings to add more complimentary colour. Adding a rug and cushions will help to make the space homely, as will comfortable furniture. Just because it’s in your garden doesn’t mean you have to put garden chairs inside. Use comfortable and welcoming furniture to add some luxury to your sunny afternoons in the garden.

Think about when the sun isn’t shining

Adding comfortable chairs, cushions, and rugs is great (take a look here for some great designs), but if you overload it so you drag some furniture outside to enjoy the sun, it will be less usable when the sun isn’t shining, which let’s face it, is quite a lot. Folding furniture can also be useful as it won’t take up much space when you’re not using it, which is perfect for windy days when you want to shut the doors and enjoy a warm coffee in peace.   

There’s no need to break the bank

Your summerhouse doesn’t have to be at the expense of the family holiday. Once you know what theme you are trying to create you can mooch around car boot sales or browse the net for bargains. Maybe someone in your family is getting rid of furniture you can use. Think outside the box and be a little creative. You’ll surprise yourself at how much you can achieve, even if you’re a little light on resources. Old furniture can be transformed with some TLC, new cushions, and a lick of paint. 

Posted On: 16/07/2018

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