Want garden shed ideas for your backyard? I’ve got lots of idea photos. This will help you decide which designs you look best, and, pick up tips on how to make a shed look great with garden art, decor, and paint. Some are rustic, others are like tiny homes.
Sheds, Bunkies, Tiny Houses, Workshops – I Love Them All
Years ago I started a blog feature called The Garden Shed Hall of Fame because I had shed envy. I had a small garden without a shed and envied all the beautiful sheds I would see on garden tours. Besides providing much-needed storage, sheds can add wonderful character to a garden.
For fun, I started asking blog readers to share photos of their sheds, which you will see here along with shed photos I have taken while visiting other gardens.
Ironcially, I actually have a shed of my own now —but it’s not very nice to look at and dearly needs a makeover, which I hope to do before too long.
I hope you enjoy this collection of favourite sheds—there’s every style from rustic and more traditional, to some more modern looking designs, including one with a living, succulent roof.
If you are going to build your own shed, this should help determine which type you would like in your garden.
If you would like a book on great garden sheds, I highly recommend Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways: Big Ideas for Small Backyard Destinations by Debra Prinzing.
Garden Shed Fans of the World Unite
These sheds come from several sources:
- My Old Website
I used to have a website called The Garden Shed Hall of Fame. Readers would submit their shed images for inclusion in the gallery. Some of them have been fan favourites for years. I love it when I hear from the shed makers all these years later and it’s really fun to see how they have updated their creations.
- Garden Tours
I visit a lot of gardens each year and try to take a snapshot of any sheds I see. Sometimes it’s on a garden tour and it’s really tricky to get a good shot (they get busy), but I do my best to get the picture without including any people in them. The guiding principle is to always respect privacy first, so I do not identify names or locations in my photos unless specifically requested.
- My Shed
I also have my own shed. It started as quite an eyesore, but it got a paint makeover a couple of summers ago and now I enjoy decorating it with junky treasures.
Shed Building Plans
I often get emails asking for building plans for the sheds. Unfortunately, I’m just the photographer and have no other information. I suggest browsing options on Amazon and see if your library has the book you want or can order it for you.
Browse the Sheds
This next one is my shed – you can see how I gave it a makeover and painted the vinyl siding here.
Need Building Plans for a Shed?
Most garden sheds are variations on just a few classic designs. You can find plans (free or paid) online, your local library, and bookshops.
Living roofs are not such a new invention:
I hope you found some ideas for your garden.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛