How to Create a Brilliant Beach Hut Style Summer House
3rd December 2020
A beach hut style summer house can create a cute and quirky place to relax in your garden. The general beach hut style is really easy to emulate as it has very clear themes and colour palettes. Once you’ve got a summer house in your garden, all you really need to do is accessorise.
If you’re having a garden summer house built, it makes sense to go for a neutral-style building that can easily be re-styled as fashions (and your tastes) change. Opt for something with lots of windows that lets plenty of natural light in.
Help create a beachy feel, by keeping the room light and airy. This style is also very versatile if you wanted to change the function of your summer house down the line. A garden bar or an outdoor sitting room is also a popular choice.
To keep the exterior of your summer house neutral, go for a light colour. Or, if your summer house can easily be painted, you might want to emulate those bright huts regularly found on many British coastlines. Go bold with bright block colours or sherbet-toned stripes for a vintage inspired feel.
Accessories for a Beach Hut Style Summer House
Creating a beach hut style summer house is super easy – it’s all in the accessories! You can go for a toned down hint of the the seaside, or a kitsch colour explosion the kids will love. There really are no rules, providing you follow a few common themes to ensure a coastal feel.
Beachy bunting will help style your summer house
One thing lots of beach huts seem to have is bunting. Red, white and navy create a beautiful nautical theme, but any colour will do. Another popular colour palette is pastel bunting against a pastel pink or blue backdrop.
Bunting is also pretty versatile. You can hang it on the exterior of your summer house to make the exterior look like a hut. Fabric bunting might not fare well in all weather conditions, so pay attention the the material.
Indoor bunting is a different story, and a places like Etsy sell a variety of styles and colours to suit your tastes.
Beach hut style summer house furniture
Wood features heavily in beach hut furniture. Traditional beach huts (that are found on actual beaches) tend to use wooden block benches, softened by cushions and throws. If you’re hoping to sit back and relax, wooden bench might not be a comfortable option. Consider seating with bleached wooden accents and lots of soft cushioning for a comfy place to sit.
To make it feel more authentic, you can always invest in a couple of stripy deck chairs to sit outside on in the summer.
Accessories are key
Once you’ve got the basics sorted, the next stage is to accessorise. This is where you can add your own personal touch to the interior design. Were you hoping for a classy finish that hints at a salty sea breeze? Would you prefer something where there’s no question about the design style you were aiming for? Create a Pinterest board with all of your ideas and hunt down the accessories that jump out at you. Independent businesses in seaside towns are a great place to find nautical treasures. These crafters often make quaint and quirky accessories from sea glass, driftwood and other beachy finds.