Summerhouses have been associated not only with garden weeding, huge greenhouses and an abundance of potted plants. They are also a place of relaxation, that allow you to stop, take a breath, escape from the city streets filled with people and spend some time in nature. So if you think that summerhouses don’t need to be specially furnished, you are very much mistaken. To experience true harmony, a lovely and cosy interior is necessary. So how should you furnish them?
If you have a small garden summerhouse you can use it as your own personal space. This small room could be a perfect source of inspiration for writers, painters, or simply a place where you can relax. Soft pastel colours and classic wooden windows would be perfect for such a garden house. In this summerhouse try to only have items that have their own function and can be easily moved, like foldable furniture and light wicker chairs. To shield yourself from the sun, most fitting would be flowery or colourful curtains, that will add cosiness and originality.
Who said that outdoor furniture has to be boring? An old wooden couch would be perfect for creating a space suited for spending hours in the fresh air. It can be livened up by combining modern and country styles, using contrasting colours and decorating the sofa with brightly coloured cushions.
If you associate summerhouses with real summer, but want to keep the interior modern and neat, seasonality can be enhanced by an elegant rocking chair with a thick frame made from dark wood. You will be able to enjoy the rocking of the armchair on rainy evenings, and by bringing it outside you can enjoy the first rays of sunlight.
If you enjoy a style reminiscent of the countryside, the interior of the summerhouse can be decorated with various flowers and exotic plants. The lush green colour of the leaves will also liven up pastel shades and go well with a light coloured rug.
A summerhouse is a great place to try out new innovative design ideas. Don’t be afraid to experiment and revive old furniture for a new life. For example, this chair has been upholstered with denim cloth, and the cushions were made using ink. So think before throwing out old fabrics, they might be perfect for renewing your summerhouse interior.
It’s no secret that summerhouses are a perfect place for friend and family gatherings. For these occasions it’s necessary to have a place where everybody can sit down by the table. If you want the table to be decorated nicely, don’t try to overdo it too perfectly or pompously. Simple furniture, grandmother’s tablecloth, freshly picked wild flowers and brightly coloured dishes will do perfectly. After all, this is a summerhouse, and not a luxurious restaurant. It’s even more fun when you can feel the countryside spirit around you, and escape from everyday life.