This is rather grand as summer-houses go, but I think you have to aim high when you want to be inspired.
If you’re not planning on having something on this scale you can still use it for inspiration:
- I like the colour of this one, this soft grey blends in well and looks good with green,
- see how the building is settled so well into it’s surroundings by being surrounded by plants,
- choose the site so that you’re right in the garden, rather than on the edge looking in, it’ll give you a completely different perspective of your garden.
- think about the view from the summer-house, plant some thing interesting to look at so there’s something nice to see when you’re inside.
A summer-house isn’t just for summer, having a place to retreat to in the garden when it’s rainy or too chilly to sit outside gives you the opportunity to enjoy being in your garden more often.
On a practical note:
- a path leading to it makes it easier to get to in poor weather,
- planning permission may be needed, so check with your local planning department,
- choose a nice level site so it’s easier to install the building.
If you already have a summer-house, you might want to make some changes, paint it a different colour, or introduce more plants around it?
Any ideas or thoughts that you’d like to add, why not leave a comment below.
all images: Jill Anderson