The Outdoor Celebration Space That You’ve Been Missing Out On
By Guest Blogger – Kerrie Kelly, ASIDWe’ve all heard of parties on the patios, celebrations in the backyard and open-air fiestas. After all, spring is the perfect time to host an al fresco party. But what about shed soirees? A little party tip: The outdoor shed is the perfect place to house smaller celebrations. Whether it becomes a compact man cave for watching the big game or a Sunday afternoon tea spot, the shed is a blank canvas just waiting to be used. Hang decor, add tables and chairs, and invite your guests to take a seat and enjoy your cool and contemporary party place. Before Breaking Ground The beauty of backyard sheds is their ability to add more living space in a quick construction time frame or easy prefab build. First, consult your local county, as many have requirements for the amount of square footage allowed without a permit and how far away the shed should be placed from the property line. Prefabricated sheds are a great option for less hassle and less construction time. You’ll get a quick addition to your backyard without the need for in-depth professional help. For homeowners looking to add a space that’s fit specifically for their needs, a custom shed is an ideal choice. Curated finishes, a personalized layout and unique applications like hidden storage or a kitchenette are perfect for a custom shed. No matter what you choose, be sure to do your homework on requirements before getting started with the construction of the entertainment shed of your dreams. Celebrate in Style What’s the point of having an entertaining shed without some festive decor? Your new space is the perfect excuse for getting some exciting decor that shows off your favorite trends and shades. It’s also a great way to have fun with those patterned pillows or funky pieces of art you might not have a place for in your main living spaces. A fun bar cart is a compact way to move the party indoors or outdoors, while a charming pendant or chandelier hung over a small seating area is a sure way to have your guests in awe. A shed is also a perfect candidate for space-saving furniture. Take advantage of upholstery with hidden storage for winter throws, and utilize chests as both storage and bench seating. A large cabinet works as both a bar and a buffet spot for holding festive dishware, while open shelving can serve as storage for all your entertaining needs. Bring Some Awe to the Outside Use your new shed as a way to show off your unique style! Whether your prefabricated shed is begging for a bright, bold paint job or your custom one is in need of a few shutters to round out the exterior, use your shed as an extension of your home. Take advantage of surrounding outdoor space and add some fun design elements. A blank wall is a great space for metal artwork, while an adjoining patio is ideal for a cute bistro table or larger entertainment set for dinner parties. Don’t forget lighting—string some lights overhead or go for solar-powered stake lighting to surround the exterior. It will keep your shed soirees going for hours into the night. Let’s get the party started. What are you looking to put into your celebratory shed? Home decor and design specialist Kerrie Kelly shares her decorating tips online for The Home Depot. To research Home Depot’s collection of sheds that you can use for your backyard celebrations, you can click here. For more information on outdoor spaces, check out this link to another blog article!