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Stylish interior of an Alton Summerhouse!

With summer here, I'm sure thoughts of sprucing up one's garden with BBQ’s and paddling pools are in most home owners minds. Cleaning your patio, repotting plants and hosing down your garden furniture are all par for the course, but let’s not forget summerhouses. They too deserve a little bit of love and attention, and now is the perfect time to give them a makeover.

Here are our top ideas on how to decorate your summerhouse:

Bring the Outside In

Create a beautiful extension to your garden by filling your summerhouse with floral colours and patterns. Pastel colours make a fantastic wall colour and then use accessories, like throws or cushions, to add extra garden flourishes. Botanical prints and natural materials, such as hessian or wicker, look fabulous. Potted plants also add to the calming and serene outdoors feel.


Vintage chic is incredibly popular at the moment, and a summerhouse is the perfect place to really run with this style. Old furniture can be reused in your vintage-y style summerhouse by simply sanding down and re-painting in pastel colours, such as light greens or pale greys. Then fill the space with old jugs and vases, which can be found in car boots and charity shops. China teacups and saucers make great tealight holders for evenings spent with friends in your summerhouse.


Add decking to the outside of your summerhouse to create an extra special dining area within your beautiful garden. Purchase fold-up garden furniture for the space, as this can be stored compactly into the summerhouse once no longer needed.


If you are struggling to find a quiet place to work in amongst the hubbub of the family home, then think about turning your summerhouse into a study. The room simply needs a desk and chair, and some storage system for all your papers. In the summer, open the doors and let the fresh air waft through as your work, and for the winter ensure you have a portable heater in the room to keep you warm. Space dependent, you may also want to include a comfy chair or sofa, so you have somewhere relaxing to sit and read as you look out over your garden. We also have a great range of insulated garden offices that would be ideal for you to work in during both the winter and summer months.

Beach Hut

If you live far from the water but are craving the feeling of sand between your toes, then why not bring the beach to you. Ok, the sand part may be a bit messy, but you can turn the summerhouse into your very own trendy beach hut. Paint the building blue, and add shades of blue and white throughout the interior. Nautical-themed patterns, such as anchors or boats, on the furniture and accessories will really help the look come alive. Similarly, bright bunting and fairy lights can look really cool, and clever use of shells, perhaps around picture frames, will complete the look.  


Posted by Matt Jordan

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