Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. It is, of course, a day dedicated to honoring the mothers, grandmothers, and other mother figures in our lives.
It can be hard to pick the perfect Mother’s Day present. No tangible gift will likely convey the depth of emotion we feel for our moms. Still, there are a number of items that will brighten a mother’s day and prove useful to her throughout the passing years.
One unique idea is to get your mother a backyard shed. Most moms would love a place to retreat from a busy day or to store items that she may not have a place for within the home. You can install a new shed, but if you have an existing one, why reinvent the wheel? You can clean it up, decorate it, and make it a haven for your mother.
To get started, remove all contents from the shed. Give it a thorough cleaning and repair any broken parts. You can then repurpose the shed as you see fit.
If you’re looking to add a personal touch to fit your mom’s style, consider these design ideas:
- Fairy light window – Install a large window facing the most beautiful part of your garden. Add a string of fairy lights for a charming touch. Install a table and chair so your mom can work or relax while viewing the garden.
- Retro-inspired mother’s shed – Paint your mother’s shed using pastel green, evoking styles from past years. Use the same pastel green for the furniture, and your mom will be transported back to her youth.
- Cozy alcove – You can transform your garden shed into a cozy alcove for your mom for a summer night getaway. Make the alcove complete with comfortable furniture, soft lighting, and music.
- Dove grey – Paint the garden shed with dove grey—a great neutral color that will add warmth while matching most any color scheme. Throw in some decorative plants and comfortable furniture to complete the set up.
Allow ample time to finish the shed in advance of Mother’s Day (knowing you may need to work when she is not at home). Your hard work will undoubtedly pay off; your mom will be touched by the trouble you have gone to create a backyard haven for her.