Small space, big ideas: Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard is dedicated to decorating and equipping your shed space for relaxing, working and playing. There are hundreds of ideas for transforming your unpromising potting shed or tired old summerhouse into a rustic hideaway or urban den in ways above and beyond the constraints of your own home.
This cosy, welcoming sleep space has the ideal blend of a light, bright colour scheme and layers of comfortable duvets, throws and blankets. (photo: Mikkel Vang / taverne agency)
The exterior of this seaside retreat is kept deliberately stark to match its minimalist interior. One entire end is glazed to make the most of the sea views and flood the interior with natural light. (photo: Ben Anders)
There was a lot to squeeze into such a small space, but thinking vertically helped to solve the problem. A mezzanine level was built above the tiny kitchen, providing enough floor area for a generous double bed. (photo: Javier Csecs / Styling: Solange Van Dorssen)
Decorator Richard McGeehan transformed this empty pig barn in Wisconsin into a covetable country retreat (now named ‘Hog House’). A run of large casement windows stretches the entire side of the building, flooding the space with light. (photo: William Waldron /TIA Digital Ltd)
In this cosy shepherd’s hut the bedroom end can be partitioned off with a simple curtain (photo: Michael Sinclair).
Shed Decor is an indispensable guide to creating the perfect shed interior. Whether you want a cool contemporary space or the mix-and-match charm of vintage living, this book takes you through all the practical considerations, including wall treatments, flooring options, heating and power, choices for fabrics and furniture, and handy storage ideas.
Shed Decor, How to Decorate and Furnish your Favourite Garden Room, by Sally Coulthard, is published by Jacqui Small (£25.00)