Chances are, you could use some more space. But instead of searching for extra square footage indoors, why not consider your backyard shed? Whether it’s an extra family room, a home office or simply a place to relax, these shed ideas are packed with function and creativity to get your small (outdoor) space ideas flowing.

A Restful Guesthouse

restful guesthouse

Though covered in black-painted larch wood, this backyard shed is anything but dark and ominous. Its asymmetrical design makes it an interesting focal point, while large windows let lots of light in.

Clad in black timber, this backyard guest house is just the right size for a visiting friend or family member. It features a number of windows that help keep the tiny home naturally bright and ventilated, as well as some closet space for people who are staying a little bit longer.

A Stylish Storage Hub

This stylish shed is the ultimate dual purpose space. It has ample storage for gardening tools and it’s a hub for entertaining. The oversized stagecoach-style lanterns add a soft glow to the table for evening dinner parties.

Inside, a rolling storage cart acts as a work surface for potting plants by day, and a mini bar for entertaining by night. A metal tub filled with ice keeps drinks chilled, and guests can help themselves to the drinks on top. A pegboard wall keeps tools organized and off the ground, while also making a graphic statement.

A Backyard Yoga Studio

yoga studio shed

Just a few steps from this property’s main house is a fully kitted out yoga studio. Skylights let natural light flood in and the walls are painted white to create a relaxing, neutral retreat. A sisal rug brings natural texture, while large floor lights that reach to the ceiling add a soft glow for an evening practice.

A Dreamy Children’s Playhouse

outdoor toddler playhouse

This small tin roof shed was completely transformed into a colorful and wildly fun backyard playhouse. The exterior is painted a minty green, and has a large wraparound porch that’s the perfect spot for the kids to put on plays. The hanging chair makes a perfect reading spot.