Text by L. Eberle
Let your cottage be a canvas for celebrating the rebirth of spring. Transform a garden shed into a charming oasis with dainty touches like flowers and linens.
Your green-thumb gear deserves a special storage space, such as a rustic repurposed shed with plenty of cabin charm. Once tools are tucked behind wooden doors, the porch can bloom with inspiring accents selected for each season.
Accessories like rockers, pillows, and throws invite you to relax after a busy morning in the yard. A dresser scarf crafted by the homeowner’s grandmother was pieced together in a whimsical way to create an heirloom pillow sham sure to be loved for decades to come. Don’t be afraid to go all out, especially in springtime—this is your personal gardener’s haven, after all.
To make a springtime door decoration, attach a small block of moss-covered floral foam to a wreath, and insert seasonal blooms like irises and tulips. For a personalized touch, gather from your garden’s bounty, or enjoy the budding selection at your favorite local market.
Perhaps nothing is more symbolic of spring than a collection of rustic birdhouses complete with crosses. Terra cotta, wood, burlap, and weathered iron are ideal outdoor materials for creating a meaningful garden vignette.