A summerhouse is a wonderful addition to your garden from which you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors, without being exposed to the elements. Whether it’s a blustery day, the sun is too scorching or you want shelter from rain showers, a summerhouse gives you a comfy haven nestled within your outdoor space.
To truly make the most of your little retreat you should take time when furnishing and decorating it, transforming it into a space you love spending time in. To give you some inspiration, we’ve put together some of the big interior trends for 2018 which would work wonderfully in your summerhouse.
The popular tropical trend is a bit darker this year, with a deep, pigmented colour palette taking inspiration from jungle and rainforest scenes. Think dark teals, peacock blue and forest green with pops of bright fuschia, burnt orange and ochre to liven things up. This is a fun trend which you can really tailor to your tastes and space. For example, you could go bold and paint your summerhouse’s interior teal and add in some ochre comfy chairs; alternatively, you might just want to introduce jungle vibes through palm print pictures, an emerald green table and colour pop cushions.
If you like the idea of turning your summerhouse into a little cosy retreat, the rustic cabin trend might be for you. Take inspiration from log cabins and alpine lodges to create a pared back setup. Key to this look is one material: wood. Make the wooden walls of your summerhouse a feature by using an attractive wood stain and incorporate complementing wooden furniture and earthy tones like merlot, clay red, terracotta and linen. Another route to go down with accessories is to select country checks and tartans for your decor.
Shabby chic is a pretty and eclectic style which uses light colours and vintage-inspired pieces. When bringing this trend to life, you want to ensure you incorporate gorgeous ornamental touches without making the space feel too fussy. Whitewashed wood, upcycled carved furniture, lace and romantic floral prints are all typical features. In terms of colours, choose pastels and ice cream colours – another big trend this year.
Bringing the outdoors in and blurring the line between your interiors and the outdoors has been a huge trend of late and will work perfectly for a summerhouse. The trend is all about connecting with nature and creating a natural-looking, fresh, modern and airy space. Natural colours and materials are key here – for example, linen curtains, woven wood furniture, macramé decorations, and cotton cushion covers. Potentially the most important aspect of this trend though is the presence of plant life. From succulents and indoor vines to large palms and herbs, greenery is king.
For a calm, breezy and timeless space, take inspiration from seaside beach huts and the nautical trend. This can be a simple style to achieve if you’re looking for something cheap but effective. Focus on whites and blues – from ink to azure to sky blues – along with nautical themed trinkets. Shells, rope, a ship in a bottle, antique maps, stripes and driftwood can all be nice nods to your nautical space.
Harrow Fencing can offer customers a range of gorgeous summerhouses to enhance your garden space. Finished to a high standard and made from quality materials, all our summerhouses will make for an attractive and long-lasting addition to your home. Covering Harrow, Hillingdon and the surrounding London areas, our experts can supply and install your summerhouse for you. For more information, get in touch with our helpful team today.