I was recently asked if I'd like to review a new book which is due to be released on the 19th of February and published by Jacqui Small, Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard. It comes with the subtitle How To Decorate & Furnish Your Favourite Garden Room. Whilst my shed on the plot is purely functional, I've enjoyed dreaming about having somewhere in the garden to spend time and relax whilst reading through this beautiful book.
Outdoor rooms have become very popular in recent years, somewhere to use as a studio, a craft room, an office or just to relax in. Shed Decor gives some great ideas on how your shed or outdoor room can be decorated.
The first part of the book is split in to Shed Decor Styles:- The Rustic Shed, The Vintage Shed, The Plain & Simple Shed, The Recycled Shed, The Retro Shed and The Country Shed.
The crochet granny stripe blanket attracts me to this vintage style.
There's a case study on each style which demonstrates how to get the look you're after.
I love the bold colour used for the Retro Shed.
Each decor style comes with a list of essentials, the little extras which will fit in with your chosen theme.
Gardener's Delight. This is the one which will fit right in on the allotment site.
The second part of the book covers Shed Decor Basics:- Approaches to Shed Space, Walls, Flooring, Heat & Power, Fabric, Furniture and Storage.
There's lots of practical advice here, what will work and what won't. Again, full of ideas.
As you can see, the book is beautifully illustrated too.
This book has certainly given me food for thought. We don't have a garage so the shed we have in our garden is used for storage but an outdoor room would be wonderful.
If you like the look of this book and would like a copy yourself, the publishers have the following offer:-
To order Shed Decor at the discounted price of £20 including p&p* (RRP: £25), telephone 01903 828503 or email email@example.com and quote the offer code APG285.
*UK ONLY - Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.