10 Backyard Shed Ideas for Any Size Backyard

Updated: Dec. 07, 2023

Whether you have acres of land or a postage-stamp yard, check out these shed ideas to find one that matches your space and lifestyle.

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Modern Shed
Courtesy @modernjane/Instagram

Modern Makeover

Instead of replacing their run-down shed, @modernjane opted to give it a makeover. The DIY updates included board-and-batten trim on the exterior walls, replacing the fascia, re-shingling the roof, installing a new deck and giving the entire thing a coat of bold black paint.

Finishing touches like the sleek wood planters and an exterior light transformed the shed into a showpiece. Don’t forget to check out these shed house ideas.

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Blue And White Shed
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Blue and White

The home of @pepperleigheclectic features a distinct blue and white, country-chic aesthetic, matched by the shed. The navy blue door, potted plants and wall adornments combine to make the shed look more like a vacation cottage than a storage structure.

Matching the shed exterior with the rest of your home decor creates a cohesive look without sacrificing practical function.

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She shed
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She Shed

Of course, not all backyard sheds must be used for storage. @todaywithmk converted this one into a relaxing she shed getaway! Plenty of potted greenery, lush grass and cute garden accessories make the shed beautiful and welcoming. But of course, the star of the show is the playful pink door.

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 Tiny Shed
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Tiny Shed

Even if you’ve got a small yard, you still have tools and garden supplies to store. This sweet little shed from @kikiandbow fits perfectly in the corner of this tiny outdoor space. Painted the same color as the fence, it blends into its surroundings so it doesn’t obstruct or distract from the view of the yard.

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Cute Cottage Shed
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Cute Cottage Shed

If you have a large yard, you could hide the shed in an inconspicuous location. But for small or average-size yards with no hiding spots, sometimes it’s better to make the shed a focal point, as seen here with this one by @silver.maple.cottage.

The bold red door, natural wood accents and window planter turn the shed into a centerpiece rather than a blemish.

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Diy Small Shed
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DIY Small Shed Plans

Ready to build a shed from scratch? These digital plans include step-by-step framing instructions, 3D illustrations and a materials and tools list for a charming 6-ft. by 8-ft. shed. (It can also be used as a chicken coop.) The finished product is attractive, sturdy and small enough to fit in most backyards.

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Double Dutty Shed
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Double-Duty Shed

This sleek black shed by @lilyandthebears serves two functions: The back half for storage, and the front half for office space. This ultra-functional DIY project, wired for electricity and insulated, looks great as well. Check out the rain barrel near the front door!

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Studio Shed
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Studio Shed

Studio Shed (@studioshed) offers prefabricated sheds built with sustainable and energy-efficient materials. This modern beauty is the 8-ft. by 8-ft. model, featuring gray plank siding, a striking red door and bronze eaves. Each of their models is customizable, with millions of combinations of sizes, door and window placements and color options.

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 Budget Friendly Storage Shed
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Budget-Friendly Storage Shed

If you want a more affordable, utilitarian shed and you’re not going to DIY, look no further than this Handy Home garden shed. For less than $2,000, you’ll get a 6-ft. by 8-ft. shed, providing plenty of storage without taking up too much yard space.

It’s made with manufactured wood siding, a heavy-duty roof system and built-in shelves. It’s more attractive than its resin plastic counterparts, and affordable.

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DIY Garden Closet Storage Project
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Garden Closet Shed

Even if you have no yard at all, you can still have a shed!

Instead of a freestanding shed, this compact DIY outdoor garden closet attaches to the back or side of your house or garage. It’s small but mighty, with plenty of room to hold all your tools and garden supplies. It features three components — roof, walls and doors — with trim boards covering the edges.