8 Easy and Creative Garden Shed Decorating Ideas

Garden sheds can do so much more than just provide storage. An outdoor shed can be used to create a cozy workplace, provide a tidy backdrop for your garden, or become a place dedicated to relaxation. Whatever use your garden shed accomplishes, it should be just as attractive as the garden itself.

Get Creative

When decorating your outdoor garden shed, you don’t have to commit a great deal of time or money to enhance your existing structure. We’ve rounded up eight easy tips.

  1. Install shutters. Shutters can be used to highlight existing windows or even to create the illusion of windows for a windowless structure. Shutters can provide a variety of aesthetics depending on the color selection you choose. For example, cedar shutters can add a simple, rustic farmhouse feel, while elegant white shutters can create a sense of sophisticated coziness.
  2. Play with paint choices. Painting is a simple, cost-effective way to completely change your existing shed’s character. You can work with various browns, greens, or reds to create an earthy look or choose dreamy pastel colors like pink or yellow to create a garden nook. You can also use subtle colors for the exterior of your shed and paint the door a bold color to make a statement.
  3. Hang a door wreath. Nothing creates a homey feel quite like a door wreath. Your garden shed door should be no exception. Wreaths can be changed seasonally to create a new look throughout the year.
  4. Add a birdhouse or bird feeders. Birds are the ideal natural addition to any garden. Mounting a birdhouse or bird feeder on your garden shed can attract birds to your garden space. Not only do the right birds serve as pollinators, but you’ll also love the ability to relax and watch the birds as they feed and interact.
  5. Add lighting. There are so many possibilities when it comes to lighting for your outdoor shed. You can use solar pathway lights to light the way to your outdoor space. These can be as simple as stake lights along the ground, or you can create a border with LED rope lights. String lights can also add a sense of elegance, especially when wrapped around tree trunks, draped in above branches and along a roof, or woven across the surface of your shed. Hanging lanterns can also be a nice touch to illuminate your space around your shed.
  6. Choose garden signs. Rustic, vintage-looking garden signs can be added anywhere. The simplest designs add a welcoming feel and can break up large expanses of empty space, either on your shed’s exterior or staked in the ground in front of your shed. You can even change signs throughout the year to highlight seasonal or holiday themes.
  7. Create hanging flower baskets or window flower boxes. Within a garden space, you can never have enough flowers. If your shed’s roof has enough of an overhang, hanging baskets can be a great addition, creating a welcoming, relaxing space. If your shed has windows, flower boxes can add a delicate beauty to the structure.
  8. Add a small front porch. This can take a bit more work but adding a small front porch to your shed opens up endless decoration possibilities. You don’t have to create a large space, just enough to fit a comfortable chair and some décor. This provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy your garden space in the shade.


This spring, take the time to revamp the look and feel of your outdoor space. Whether you want to create a space for relaxation in nature, or a chic backdrop for your garden, it just takes a few simple design moves to create a garden shed you can be proud of.


Tags: creative, design, garden, outdoor, porch, sheed

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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