How to Decorate a Summerhouse

A question we are asked on a regular basis is how to decorate a summer house? There are so many ideas and themes, but when it boils down to it, your decoration needs to reflect your style and personality. So here we look at some of the more popular summer house decorating ideas, with a splash of interior inspiration thrown in for good measure.

How to decorate a summer house

General tips on how to decorate a summer house

Choose a colour or theme for your summer house that will be in-keeping with the rest of your outside space. For example, if your garden has a modern feel with lots of neutral tones, then a country style summerhouse may look out of place.

Similarly, when thinking about how to decorate a summer house, you could pick a theme or colour that best reflects you and your individual style.

If you’re into living sustainably, consider up-cycling or re-using furniture which can be re-painted or cleaned up and then take pride of place in your summer house. You can also pick up some perfectly usable vintage style bargains in charity shops or through online auction sites.

Themes for summer house decorating ideas UK


Why not introduce a bit of the seaside into your home? Use a cool blue and white colour palette with white wooden flooring. Try decorating inside your summer house with seaside accessories and mementos such as shells and driftwood. For an alternative take on this theme, you could even decorate your summer house as a beach hut, complete with bunting and deck chairs around the outside.

Summer house decorating ideas UK


How about a vintage style summerhouse? Use pale or neutral colours such as cream, pale green or pale blue. Then for more summer house ideas inside, add some accents of colour with red in the soft furnishings such as the cushions, tablecloth or pretty bunting. Add vintage accessories such as a pitcher jug or vase with perhaps a classic cake stand, perfect for serving those afternoon teas!


Try a modern looking summerhouse with a minimalistic feel. Summer house ideas inside need to have the less is more approach, so keep furniture, accessories and clutter to an absolute minimum. Go for a clean look with your summerhouse and try a colour palette of neutrals or white, with perhaps one other colour for furniture and furnishings. A contemporary summerhouse needs to have all the modern gadgets, so don’t forget to talk to Surrey Hills Garden Buildings for help with connecting power, TVs, Wi-Fi and cabling.

Wondering how to decorate a summer house? Visit Surrey Hills Garden Buildings for inspiration.

If you’re looking at how to decorate a summer house, think about what style, themes and colours best reflect you and your personality. Then talk to us here at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings.

Why not visit one of our dedicated show sites for summer house inspiration? Our family run team is on hand to provide you with friendly, expert advice on creating a summer house that meets all your needs.

You are also welcome to get in touch to discuss your individual summerhouse ideas. We look forward to speaking to you.

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