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21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard

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Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by lindseymahoney

A garden shed can be a versatile addition to your backyard, serving as a storage space, workspace, or even a cozy retreat. With our new shed now installed in the backyard, I am gathering garden shed ideas to create a charming exterior.

21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard

We are using our shed to store most of our pool accessories, our lawn mower, and various gardening items. I can’t wait to tuck these items out of sight!

Check out these 21 garden shed ideas I pulled for inspiration!

Inspiring Garden Shed Ideas

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Check out the garden shed reveal to see what paint colors and inspiration I used from this post for our new shed!

Moody Garden Shed

Source | Cynthia Zamaria

When I saw Cynthia Zamaria reveal this moody garden shed for the One Room Challenge a few years ago, I instantly became a huge fan of her work.

The black trim and doors contrasting against the dark gray siding are subtle but incredibly eye-catching. Black exteriors were definitely a trend for a few years, but this black exterior feels so classic!

I love how the greenery against the dark backdrop really makes it pop. A brass knocker has now been added to my “must have” list when I update the exterior of our new shed.

Cupola Garden Shed

Source | Maison Decor 8

Any structure with white siding and black accents is so timeless. This garden shed is tiny but it doesn’t lack any character. The copper weathervane in the shape of a dog is so unique and charming!

White Garden Shed

Source | Young House Love

Sheri and Jon gave the exterior of their storage shed an update and it is just so charming. The pale blue doors are a fun contrast to the clean white exterior.

Flower boxes under the windows and the black sconces complete the look. Their storage shed tucked into the trees is perfect for hardy perennials as landscaping.

Garden Shed with Traditional Style

Source | Room for Tuesday

Sarah, founder of Room for Tuesday, can make anything look classy and chic. I am always drawn to her traditional style, including her beautiful shed!

Her garden shed isn’t overly fussy and looks beautiful with symmetrical accents and a simple color palette.

Black and White Greenhouse

Source | @Lana_1940home via Instagram

Lana built this entire garden shed from scratch using old doors and windows! This potting shed is truly one of a kind and the styling is gorgeous.

She Shed

Source | At Home with Ashley

This garden shed is exactly what I think of when I hear the term “she shed”. Ashley, from At Home with Ashley, used pastels and feminine accents to create a beautiful and welcoming space in her backyard.

DIY Greenhouse

Source | Mid Modern Mama

Angela of Mid Modern Mama designed and built this potting shed greenhouse that offers tons of style and function!

Cape Cod Garden Shed

Source | @thisoldcapebarn via Instagram

I am a sucker for any and all east coast/Cape Cod exteriors. The blue door is the perfect pop of color against the gray siding and white trim.

Window boxes add charm to any structure and this shed is no exception! The array of potted plants and flowering hydrangea trees is the cherry on top of this stunning gardening shed.

Cheery Garden Shed

Source | Vision Design Build via Instagram

I wish I had the guts to paint my shed yellow! A fun pop of color like this brings me so much joy!

This attention-grabbing garden shed is gorgeous with the pop of yellow siding and crisp, white trim.

Dreamy Garden Shed

21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard
Source | HGTV

Joanna Gaines’s garden shed is more like a garden house! Natural wood accents and creamy white shingled siding give this garden house an enchanted cottage feel.

The raised garden boxes filled with flowers and vegetables line the pathway up to the garden house adding to the charm.

Bespoke Potting Shed

Source | The Posh Shed Company

Add a garden shed but make it posh. Who doesn’t want a bespoke shed in their backyard? I love the gray green exterior color of the shed as well.

Pink Beach Shed

21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard
Source | Young House Love

The perfect pink paint color for an adorable beach shed! I love this peachy pink with white trim and a white window box. The green hosta looks perfect against the pink backdrop too!

DIY Greenhouse Shed

Source | Homemade by Carmona

You can’t go wrong with an all black shed. Ursula from Homemade by Carmona built a greenhouse onto her garden shed and I love that they are connected!

To build the greenhouse, she used recycled windows, so it is not only sustainable but one of a kind too!

Rustic Garden Shed

21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard
Source | Country Carpenters via Instagram

This tiny red shed has a classic look and reminds me of a miniaturized barn!

This is a great visual of a single color used on the siding, doors, and trim.

Cape Shed

21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard

While this isn’t actually a shed, the design elements are definitely inspiring me while planning our shed. This quaint little cottage has weathered shingles and the perfect beachy blue accents.

Witchy Shed

21 Stunning Garden Shed Ideas for Your Backyard
Source | Down the Earth Things

This black on black shed looks like it came straight out of the Hocus Pocus set! Simple, yet dramatic, this spooky old shed is to die for!

Pool / Garden Shed Reveal

After pulling all of the inspiration for our shed above, here is our charming green shed! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

*Check out more details on our complete backyard pool makeover!

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