Shed Makeover Ideas: Creative Ways to Perk-Up Your Garden Room

A shed can offer a multitude of purposes, making a garden feel homely and lived in. Whether it’s for storing items or a place to hang out, this versatile type of building can be used in many ways.

So if you’re looking to make some simple or serious changes to your space, have a look at our shed makeover ideas! Here, we’ve compiled everything, from decorating and organising to garden room uses.

1. Hang curtains

Curtains give a cosy feel to interiors, so this can also work with your shed, especially with a she shed. Choose a colour or pattern that complements the palette of your shed’s interior.

Top tip: Opt for translucent curtains in light colours to create a light and airy feel.

A curtain seen through a window
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2. Wallpaper for a personal touch

Be bold and opt for a vibrant wallpaper to jazz up the room. Used as a garden office, the tropical wallpaper and disco ball have brought this space to the next level!

A roll of wallpaper
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3. Vinyl tile the flooring

Dress up the floors with some vinyl tiling. More than just an added appeal, this will help protect your floors from damage like its worst enemy – water.

Use a polythene vapour barrier to provide a blockade to moisture. Good ventilation also helps.

Vinyl tile flooring
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4. Clean up and get everything organised

Thinking of keeping the original purpose of your shed as storage? Be sure to make it a clutter-free and organised space. Hang shelves to save floor space as much as you can, or use stackable storage boxes.

BillyOh Expert Tongue and Groove Reverse Apex Workshop
BillyOh Expert Tongue and Groove Reverse Apex Workshop

5. Use crates as custom cabinets

Stack up your items in custom-made shelving like below, using wooden crates. With their strength and durability, crates make great storage for heavy materials. 

Smaller items like scissors can be stored using hooks fastened inside the crate.

6. Mount a rack for the tools

Keep those shovels, pitchforks, rakes and hoes off the floor by placing them onto a wall rack. This frees up loads of space for you to store other garden equipment.

Shed workshop with tools on pegboards and racks
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7. Paint the interior bright

Make a shift from plain white to whatever rich colour takes your fancy. Take this shed interior in Tiffany blue, for example. The shade gives off a fresh vibe that matches a nautical theme.

Newly painting home interior
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8. Or paint in contrast

Warm and cool are bold palettes that strike a really good balance among greenery and florals or natural exposed wood. The interior feels like a calm sanctuary thanks to the warm contrasting scheme.

9. Consider a stripy accent

If you are feeling bold and creative, go for a playful stripe. Makeover one side of your shed wall with this striped pattern.

Look how the stripes match the door structure and the colour blends with the pastel theme.

Stripe wall accent
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10. Go for mural painting with the kids

A mural painting would be a wonderful addition to your kid’s shed playhouse. Invite your little ones to join you and let them get creative, and make their shed space into a piece of art!

Prepare a bare wall where they can paint their imaginations to their heart’s content.

Colourful wall mural painted by kids
Image Credit: Pxhere

11. Make it rustic-looking

Classic look, yes. Appealing, definitely. There’s a perpetual charm in leaving a rustic thing just as it is.

Here, the shed features a great flexible space with a sliding barn door on a wall of moveable windows. The design blends the line between living spaces and brings the outdoors in.

Rustic shed interior, high ceiling and fully furnished
Image Credit: Remodelista

12. A country cottage style

When it comes to potting shed ideas, a country cottage-style is one of the favourite designs. Inspired by a country cottage, this shed ties the garden together for a cosy and farmhouse feel.

See exposed wood, painted over with old terracotta pots and tools and plants.

Country cottage shed interior, featuring a brick wall
Image Credit: HippoPX

13. Convert it into a potting shed

Storage sheds make a great alternative to potting sheds. A simple way to do this is by adding a potting bench to have a dedicated place to do gardening work. 

Besides shelving units, install big windows invites more sun and makes the plants happier!

Potting shed interior with massive windows
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14. Add a cosy nook to a corner

If you use your shed as a personal space for work or leisure, a cosy nook can serve multiple purposes. It can provide a space for curling up with a good book, relaxing with a hot cup of tea or even taking a nap.

Resting corner with an armchair and side table with lit lamp
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15. Decorate the space with natural elements

Adopt a similar dreamy look by decorating your shed with natural decor pieces. This includes dried flowers, fresh plants, and natural materials like wooden furniture.

Add different textures to make the interior more visually interesting.

DIY butterfly ceiling light
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16. Use it as a garage for bikes or cars

For smaller sheds, you can fit at least two bikes, making them an ideal bike storage alternative. But for larger units, take advantage of the space and store your car inside.

If it’s the latter, our garage storage ideas will surely come in handy.

BillyOh Mini Master Tongue and Groove Pent Store Shed
BillyOh Mini Master Tongue and Groove Pent Store Shed

17. Have a curved roof

Forget about the traditional shed look and go for a mid-century modern style with a curved roof. This adds uniqueness to the structure, and the design is good for both small and big sheds.

Boathouse with curved roof
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18. Make your own shed diner

Sheds also make a great secret meeting place and a secluded spot to enjoy alfresco meals. Take inspiration from this repurposed shed that was converted into a luxurious-looking diner.

Save the ceiling space for some framed artwork!

19. Add decking for outdoor lounging

Build a simple wooden deck next to your shed for an extended outdoor lounging space. Invest in a weatherproof garden furniture set for year-round use. Then add patio heating during the colder months.

Decked garden rooms with mini seating area in the middle
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20. Garden bar shed conversion

Garden parties have never been so fun with the aid of a bar shed. Perfect for warm summer nights, entertain your guests with your barista skills!

Here, a shed and an open outdoor pub are combined in one structure.

Garden bar shed conversion
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21. Tuck it away

Position your shed in the corner of your yard and surround it with lush plants for a magical touch. Add a natural stone path to make it look even more dreamy. If you want to get more creative, take a cue from this idea.

BillyOh Expert Tongue and Groove Corner Workshop Shed
BillyOh Expert Tongue and Groove Corner Workshop Shed

22. Kids play area solution

If you don’t have time to take your kids to parks, they’ll surely enjoy the backyard as long as it has a playhouse. Make use of your existing shed and give it a playful makeover! Add a mini sandbox nearby for extra fun play.

BillyOh Peardrop Junior Playhouse
BillyOh Peardrop Junior Playhouse

23. Boho style interior

With the right interior ideas, you can make your shed feel even more like your own personal paradise. A boho style, like the one seen here, boasts carefree layers of pattern, texture, and colour.

Top tip: Decide on a theme and focus on it throughout the shed.

3D boho shed interior setup
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24. Make it your own workspace

If you’re working from home or have a small business, do yourself a favour and get a dedicated workspace. Convert your shed into a garden office, add a desk, chair, a few home comforts and, of course, install WiFi.

BillyOh Kent Garden Office
BillyOh Kent Garden Office

25. Victorian-inspired

Give your garden room a 19th-century appeal with a Victorian interior. Opt for ornate decor and furniture pieces to achieve an elegant look. Keep the design warm and romantic so you can embrace your inner royal.

19th century living room with Victorian details
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26. Hang faux windows and flower boxes

Small and basic sheds tend to be windowless, but that ain’t a problem if you wish to have one. Use an old window frame to create a faux window instead.

Add a flower box to give it a cottage look, and grow your favourite blooms.

27. Stay fit in your own gym

Sweat more, get fit, and forget about the membership fee by working out in your own shed gym! Equip the space with the needed equipment for your routine, and do your workout in peace.

BillyOh Kent Garden Office
BillyOh Kent Garden Office

28. Turn it into a hobby room

Get yourself a personal space to pursue your interests; a shed makes a great hobby room. Whatever hobby you have, decorate the room with everything you need. If it’s for sewing, for instance, leave a space for a sewing machine and such.

A garden shed converted into a "writing shed"
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29. A landscape around the shed

Spruce the exterior of your shed with lovely landscaping. Add a birdhouse to make it wildlife-friendly. A stone path with privacy hedges or bushes will also look wonderful.

Make your shed feel like an escape in your backyard!

30. Make an impression with the entryway

A few decorations around the door or entryway can give your shed a more cosy and inviting feel. Hang a seasonal wreath, add a doormat, and planters near the entrance. 

Or set up some chairs and a small table for outdoor seating.

Shed entryway with outdoor lighting and small seating area
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31. Spruce up with lighting

Indoor lighting can have a dramatic impact on the interior of your shed. First, the right lighting can enable you to work from day to night. Second, it’s an effective way to increase your home security. Lastly, it creates a warm ambience.

Wooden shed ceiling with lights on
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32. Opt for built-in storage furniture

The best way to maximise a small shed is to have built-in storage furniture. Desks, side tables, and cabinets for storage are good places to start. Consider storage benches and ottomans, too.

33. A man cave for the gentlemen

Everyone needs an escape space after a tiring day – crack open a cold one, and relax, undisturbed. It’s the whole idea behind the ‘man cave’, and sheds are a pretty popular outbuilding option.

Check these man cave ideas for design inspiration!

Metal shed man cave bar
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34. She sheds for the ladies

Turn your humble shed into a relaxing ‘she shed’ retreat! It’s only fair for women to have their own garden escape, too.

She shed sewing room
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35. Go vintage with the interior

Look for antique tables and medicine cabinets for extra storage space. Display your vintage tableware, pots, and chinaware on a rustic shelf. Rustic crates and trays also add a shabby chic touch.

Vintage shed interior
Image Credit: Pxhere


Available in a great selection of shapes, sizes, and colours, why stick to one cookie-cutter version of a shed? If you fancy making the most out of it, give it a makeover and make your investment in garden storage worthwhile! 

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