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Shed Decor: How to Decorate and Furnish Your Favorite Garden Room by Sally Coulthard


In need of a place to work, play, or relax? A shed’s the perfect solution! Small in space and investment, it easily fits in a backyard or garden and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can also be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover, Shed Decor reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a “salvage chic” office or a quirky creative hub, you’ll find hundreds of quick, inexpensive, and clever ideas to design an inviting room.

Shed Decor: How to Decorate and Furnish Your Favorite Garden Room is a visually stunning book that should be top of the list for mothers day gifts this year.  It reminds me a bit of the Ikea catalogue in that I literally sat and flipped through it gawking at one decor setup after the other.  It’s one of those decor books that not only present some amazing ideas but really inspires you with your own.  It’s enough to make me want to go out and buy a house with a nice amount of property and a shed just waiting for a redo.

Outdoor living spaces are quickly becoming a big thing from outdoor offices and studios to recreational areas.  It’s like everyone woke  up one day and remembered how much we all loved when our teachers told us we were going to go have class outside to learn.   Brilliant.

There are 225 full colour photographs included in the book and a variety of aesthetics and purposes to suit just about anyone.   We get a look at 6 different shed styles and the key elements that go into each including the rustic shed, the vintage shed, the plain and simple shed, the recycled shed, the retro shed and the country shed.

This book will really appeal to those interested in home décor, home improvement, DIY, and/or crafts. 


About the Author:

Sally Coulthard has written extensively about home décor and outdoor living. After studying Archaeology at Oxford University, Sally channeled her love of old buildings and gardens into her career. Find out more at


Victoria Ess

Saturday 19th of September 2015

I would love to have this book! Thanks for the review!

kathy downey

Tuesday 28th of April 2015

Wow,I love those rooms

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Sunday 19th of April 2015

these are gorgeous, wish I had something like any one of those :-)

Heidi Carlson-Reid

Sunday 29th of March 2015

My mom would love this book. I should get it for Mother's Day.

Catherine W.

Saturday 28th of March 2015

Beautiful... I can always dream right :)