Making Smarter Landscaping Choices

Want A Private Napping Area? Use Your Shed!

If you're like most people, you want the best backyard landscape possible. This often includes a shed to store tools and supplies to take care of the lawn between landscaping visits. Even though a shed serves a good purpose, it can actually serve an even better one. 

If you can store the lawn care items in the garage, you can still use your shed as a unique part of your landscape. In fact, you can turn it into a "she shed" that's specifically meant for you to take a private nap as enjoy the soothing sounds emitting from your backyard. This guide explains what you'll need to make this happen.

Paint the Shed

Choose a paint color that matches your home and complements your landscape. You may not have thought about how your shed may actually detract from your beautiful backyard space, so take this opportunity to look it over, and if it's not attractive, paint it in your desired color.

Spread Out the Rugs, Pillows, and Blankets

Once everything is removed from the shed and stored elsewhere, sweep out the floor of the shed and throw down some fluffy rugs. This makes the shed more inviting and comfortable.

Purchase some big fluffy pillows, in various colors, shapes and sizes. Then arrange your napping spot in a way that you find inviting. If you don't like the idea of taking a nap on the floor of a shed, purchase a comfortable fold-up cot and arrange the pillows and blankets on there instead.

Set the Mood With Lighting

Place a couple small tables on the floor and arrange candles on them to create some ambiance. The glow from the candles makes the shed homey. If you purchase scented candles, your "she shed" has more of a restful atmosphere.

Set Up Shelves With Books

Purchase some shelving kits that contain all you need to install shelves on the metal walls of the shed. Your local home improvement store associate can help you pick out the right ones. Store your favorite books on these shelves, so you can grab them anytime you want to chill out in your private area.

Set Up Music

Grab some battery operated or USB chargeable speakers and set them on the shelves with the books, or the table with the candles. In doing so, you'll be able to listen to some smooth jazz or any other type of music that relaxes you.

Now that you know what to use to set up your "she shed", you'll have your private area in your backyard space ready to use in just a weekend, depending on how much cleaning and painting you need to do. Ask a landscape contractor (such as one from Maddox Garden Center & Landscaping, Inc.) for help if you're having trouble coming up with ideas on making your existing shed match your landscape.