5 Ideas for Decorating a Summerhouse
Posted On 24/09/2020
A Summerhouse is a perfect place for sitting, relaxing, and indulging in some of your favourite hobbies and pastimes. Decorating it to show your personality and style is how you build that particular extra room where you would want to spend all of your free time. French Styles rarely go out of fashion, and this is one of the reasons why french style beds are trending. We have lots of ideas and inspirations to support you on the way; our top 5 are here.
- Beach Hut
Think nautical, and bring a slice of a beach-themed hut home to the seaside. A colour palette that includes subtle shades of blue, white, and green can create a comfortable mood that is just as easy to bring to the tapestry you are using. Choose seaside-themed fabrics with designs. Then add vibrant colour splashes on your cushion covers, throws, or tablecloths, such as ruby red and pink.
Why not be very adventurous and use shells, strings of white fairy lights, and even model boats that you find on the beach? For a real beach feel, Walton’s client Sue has also included some deck chairs and palms!
- Woodland Retreat
Nature lovers would love this idea of a woodland retreat. With the hanging of baskets outside, vivid touches of colour and contrasting textures are made. For your interior fabrics, select earthy shades of moss green or brown and consider using accessories that feature woodland creatures such as hedgehogs or foxes to complement them. Sheer curtains are perfect in a forest retreat, shielding you from the midday sun’s heat and adding to a calm, diffused glow.
- Vintage chic
To complement it, consider a vintage-style summerhouse if you have a country garden. It is quick to achieve the shabby chic look and uses soft colour schemes, including cream, light pink, and pastel green shades. It is great for relaxing and comfortable styling. Paint the outside in one of these colours, and use a different shade inside.
Pale coloured accessories such as vintage milk jugs or antique vases would look perfect, adding colour and depth, filled with fresh flowers from the garden. Styling a summerhouse in a retro theme also means you have an ideal excuse to spend time looking for the perfect pieces of furniture at car boot sales or secondhand shops.
- Blue Paradise
Build a place of tranquillity with a summer house in a blue colour scheme. Noted for its calming properties, the use of different shades of blue gives every summerhouse an aura of tranquillity. Opt for a light blue colour wash on the outside, and then offset this by painting the door trims in white or cream.
With white paint, keep the decor light, and use blue accessories in pale shades to add appeal. A garden bench and accompanying chair are furnished with blue checked cushions or Breton striped throws. A brightly coloured vase holding new or faux flowers adds complexity and beautifully breaks up the scheme.
- The Party Snug
Would you like to entertain friends and family in style, but don’t have much room in the garden? A corner summerhouse offers enough space and comfort but does not take up the whole garden.
It’s quick to turn it into a brilliant place to entertain. Pair it with some comfy seats, such as sofas for rattan. Battery-powered fairy lights, as well as convenient evening lights, can add a touch of elegant glamour. Why not find some recycled bar taps to hang on the wall for a unique touch, or put up some funky artwork or posters to make the interior feel like a relaxed pub?
- Pretty in Pink
With a striking summerhouse that makes a declaration, go bright and bold. An exterior with edges trimmed with a contrasting green in a vibrant shade of fuchsia pink makes for an eye-catching garden space.
Using a mix of plain coloured patterned cushions on brightly coloured seats, establish a vintage-inspired look inside. An innovative storage solution-or, even a bench-can be made for antique suitcases. Some playful bunting adds a touch of lively fun.