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Summer House Interior Ideas


Getting ready to spend more time in the garden this summer? A Summerhouse is the ideal addition to any garden. Summer houses are perfect for having a drink with your friends and family, or for when you want to work on your hobbies and interests.

Whether you’re looking to purchase a summer house or already own one and wanting to spruce up the decor this year, in this post we’ve gathers ideas and inspiration to personalise your summer house, including examples and trends from our own customers.

Vintage Chic

The classic interior theme, vintage chic or shabby chic will always be within style. Perfect for complementing country gardens or if you’re a cottagecore fan, decorate your summer house with soft pastel colours to achieve this timeless look.
For furnishing, have some fun with layering and texture to avoid your furniture to look flat with some knitted or lace fabrics.
Don’t forget to include some colour to complete the look, either with classic floral artworks or antique items. Vintage Chic is a trend that encourages recycling- Use older furniture or try upcycling to save both money and achieve the rustic look.

Garden Pubs

One of the most popular trends amongst our customers, using your garden building as a garden pub is a great way to entertain friends and family for any occasion. Recycle any spare timber around the garden or from your summer house delivery to create your own bar table, or consider a two piece Bar Table and Cabinet for plenty of space to stock up.
Either continue with a traditional pub theme, or use LED light strips for a fun modern vibe. Just ensure you have comfortable seating ready for the warmer evenings.

Teenage Den

Every teenager dreams of their own space to relax and hide away in, create a stylish and comfortable space for both your teen and their friends, providing a safe space for everyone and keeping some noise out of the house.
Involve your teen with the decorating process to match their aesthetics, but make sure to include a comfortable sofa for everyone to lounge on.

A pop of colour

Going for a more minimal approach? Paint the interior of your summerhouse a shade of white or cream and introduce your favourite colour with a feature wall and soft furnishings for a sleek and modern interior.
Complete the look with some shelving, art prints and plants to create a stylish summer house for a change in work environment, or a place to focus on your hobbies.

Artists Retreat

Take advantage of the natural lighting inside your summerhouse to hone your craft in. Let the whole cabin become your canvas and custom paint the exterior with florals to tie it into the garden, or stick to a natural interior to bring the focus to your artwork displayed on the walls.
Make sure to include a large desk and storage space so you can keep any supplies you need on hand, a comfortable chair is also a necessity to improve focus while working on your projects.

Vintage Glamour

Use a mix of rich and dark colour palettes with golden accents to create a luxury garden escape, perfect for lovers of art deco design as well as impressing any guest that visits.
Vintage glamour decor often has a darker base colour: navy blue, emerald green and burgundy are often used on the walls and main furnishings for this style. Add contrast with gold accessories and mustard yellow pillows and blankets to brighten up the room.

Modern and contemporary

Use a combination of black and white elements to create a sleek and modern design. Ideal as an extension for any modern build – Let your combination of decorations and artwork to add some colour in this classic design.
With many customers opting to paint the interior walls white, they’re able to create depth with a mixture of black and grey furnishings from seating to rugs.

58mm Log Cabin Inspiration

At Tuin, we offer hundreds of Log Cabins as standard, these are also split up into various log thicknesses. Each with a certain use in mind.
This blog series will cover each log thickness we offer along with showing you how customers have put these customers to use.

Previously, we covered 28mm Log Cabin Inspiration As well as 45mm Log Cabin Inspiration. In this post we will cover 58mm thick Log Cabins.


The 58mm log cabins start to become a very serious log cabin indeed. They are highly suitable for all year around use. All of them are double glazed and with the addition of insulation to the floor and roof you will be very warm even in the colder months.
If work from home is becoming a more permanent solution, definitely consider using a 58mm Log Cabin for your set up.

Measuring at 4.4m x 3.4m, the Blackpool Log Cabin is the ideal cabin for a garden office. Complete the cabin with some desks, seating and soft furnishings- You’ll have ample space to create the home office of your dreams.

Victoria 58mm Log Cabin

Perfect for a garden studio – The Victoria 58mm Log Cabin Studio is complete with toughened double glazing and EDPM roofing. Location is key with the Victoria, in the right spot of your garden you can have this cabin filled with natural lighting during the day, perfect for the arts that may be created inside.

Newcastle 58mm Log Cabin

The Newcastle Log Cabin is known for its use as guest accomodation by customers. Finish this cabin with insulation in the floor and roofing to make it suitable for the colder nights. Complete with a bed, dresser and a colourful rug so you’re ready to impress any overnight guests.

Another great example for the Newcastle Log Cabin a trendy pub just down the garden! With drinks on tap and the game on the tv, make your local even closer with a garden pub.


This concludes the overview for 58mm Log Cabins, as shown, they are the ideal log thickness for summerhouses, garden pubs and more permanent home offices.

Available in various styles and shapes. Take a look at our 45mm Log Cabins.

40/45mm Log Cabin Inspiration

At Tuin, we offer hundreds of Log Cabins as standard, these are also split up into various log thicknesses. Each with a certain use in mind.
This blog series will cover each log thickness we offer along with showing you how customers have put these customers to use.

Previously, we covered 28mm Log Cabin Inspiration. In this post we will cover 40mm and 45mm Log Cabins.


The 40/45mm Log Cabin category These are considerably more substantial than the 28mm thick log cabins which we offer. They have a far higher strength level and an increased rigidity, at this thickness they start to become a building you can use all year around with additions such as roof and floor insulation.

Aiste Log Cabin Pub

The Aiste Log Cabin is a customer favourite. Made from 40mm thick logs and double glazing, this 5m x 3m log cabin is most used for garden pubs and summerhouses.

Yorick Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Yorick Log Cabin is the ideal studio for your garden. Measuring at 5.0m x 3.80m, the front of the cabin is complete with large double glazed windows to let in natural lighting – Making the Yorick the ideal setting for a craft studio, garden office or summerhouse. Please note that the storage annexe is sold separately.

Justine Log Cabin Office

Measuring at 5m x 2.5m in 40mm logs, the Justine Log Cabin. The Justine is a popular choice to be used as a garden office, ideal for working from home. Make sure to add Log Cabin Insulation to ensure the cabin is suitable for all year around use.

Clockhouse Log Cabin

A classic style that everyone thinks of when they imagine what a log cabin should look like – This Clockhouse Log Cabin measures 5.5 x 4m and is constructed using 45mm interlocking wall logs. Perfect for a classic summerhouse, ideal in any garden setting.


This concludes the overview for 40/45mm Log Cabins, as shown, they are the ideal log thickness for summerhouses, garden pubs and temporary home offices.

Available in various styles and shapes. Take a look at our 45mm Log Cabins.

28mm Log Cabin Inspiration

At Tuin, we offer hundreds of Log Cabins as standard, these are also split up into various log thicknesses. Each with a certain use in mind.
This blog series will cover each log thickness we offer along with showing you how customers have put these customers to use.


The 28mm Log Cabins offer great value for money, these log cabins are ideal for leisure buildings, summerhouses, sheds etc. 28mm Log Cabins are ideal for the occasional use, compared to everyday use.

Asmund Log Cabin Summerhouse

This Asmund Log Cabin measures at 3m x 3m, an attractive 28mm corner cabin. Painted in a bright blue to add colour to your garden, these customers used their Asmund Log Cabin for a summerhouse.

The Anja Log Cabin Measures to 2.95m x 2.00m, with a log thickness of 28mm. Ideal as a heavy duty shed as shown above, perfect for the outdoor toys and furniture.

A popular design, the Jos Log Cabin measures to 2.5m x 2.5m, ideal for a summerhouse in your garden corner- Complete with seating and a table,
The Jos Log Cabin is also popular for a garden pub.


This concludes the overview for 28mm Log Cabins, as shown, they are the ideal log thickness for use of a summer house or as a heavy duty storage shed.

With over 80 cabins to choose from, in various styles and shapes. Take a look at our 28mm Log Cabins.

Garden Studio Inspiration

What makes a Log Cabin a Garden Studio? Well, any Log Cabin can become a Garden Studio- But there are certain characteristics in a Log Cabin that I would consider when looking for a Garden Studio.

These include ensuring plenty of light is naturally let in through the windows – Giving you the ideal lighting for your art, hobbies, crafts and more. Many small businesses have begun to use Garden Studios to work in when they’ve needed expand from inside their home, cheaper than renting out a brick and mortar store but still gives them space to work.

We’ve even made a collection of buildings that we think make the ideal Garden Studio. Here are some ways our customers have transformed their studios into their ideal creative spaces.


The Elin Garden Studio is unique in shape and style – Measuring at 4.77m x 3.51m, an ideal size for any art studio. As you can see, these customers have used the Elin studio for their own sewing studio. Ideal when you need plenty of floor space for cutting out your pattern!

Philip Garden Studio

The Philip Log Cabin is a charming studio, smaller in size at 3.5m x 2.5m, but with two windows and fully glazed double doors. Ideal for producing beautiful art in the best lighting, natural light.

The James Log Cabin Studio designed with UK gardens in mind with a height below 2.5m, the whole front of the studio is flanked with full length windows made from toughened double glazing. Stylish in design and perfect for any craft or hobby.

A customer favourite, the Aiste Log Cabin a spacious cabin with a size of 5m x 3m and under 2.5m in height – It’s clear how the Aiste is the go to cabin for all uses, home pubs, home offices and even craft studios.
With the interior painted white, light can bounce off and light up the cabin even more compared to other cabins.


Garden Studios are an ideal way to create space in your garden if your craft, hobby or job is taking up too much room inside. Take working from home to the next level with your own creative space, away from distractions but just a few steps from home.

More examples of how our cabins have been utilised include Garden offices as well as a big trend within the UK currently Garden pubs!

To see all of the Log Cabins we offer in our range, see our Log Cabin category.

Aiste Log Cabin Customer Feature Page

On the Aiste Log Cabin product page, we like to give you the nitty gritties of the product in terms of dimensions, technical installation tips and the best feature of said product.

But, on this page we let our previous customers voice their opinion on the Aiste Log Cabin and let them show you their thoughts, ideas and pictures! We may also have our team input why they desire that particular product too, so here goes..

Specifically designed for the UK, the Aiste measures at 5m x 3m and is below 2.5m in height, this makes the Aiste ideal as a small garden office or as an all year around summerhouse with the 40mm Spruce logs and the height that is suitable to be used without needing planning permission. (Though we recommend to check with your local council if you are unsure)

Reviews:

With the double glazed double doors and two opening windows, you can really see why the Aiste is one of our best selling, and our customers agree too- with an average customer rating of five stars. Here are a few excerpts from some of the many Aiste Log Cabin Reviews:

“I ordered this cabin and trusted the website information. The measurements are millimetre perfect! This is by far the best built cabin I have ever put up and I’ve done a few and made. one from scratch. The cabin went up in a day with no issues” – Dr. Paul Lewis 

“I looked at a few log cabin before picking Tuin and the Aiste. I must say I’m delighted I did. My experience with Tuin has been great. The delivery driver was also fantastic getting it into my narrow driveway. It went up with no issues as everything was marked. One piece for the window missing however once email to Tuin and I had it the following day.” – Mr. Gordon Roy

“Very very pleased with our product, looks exactly like the picture on website. We went up really easy from start to finish with instructions. Can’t wait to start using it.” – Dawn 

Installation:

The installation for the Aiste Log Cabin is a simple process, so long as you keep organised. You can find loads of information in order to be fully prepared for installing your Log Cabin on the Essential Installation Manual  as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips throughout the blog, from our expert (practically), Richard.

Here are one of our favourite installation sets of images:

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Installed:

And when installed and treated/painted… Its just a showstopper… Here are just a few of our favourite customer installs:

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Videos:

We have also received a large amount of videos, so you can experience the Aiste Log Cabin from all angles, simply click on one below to start watching:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Aiste Log Cabin Customer Photo album

We also decided to ask our experienced Sales Assistant Manager, Karen, to give her opinion on the Aiste- with both personal and experienced base opinions on why the Aiste Log Cabin is great for the UK market:

“The Aiste is very, very attractive.. My only downfall with it is the log thickness as i prefer the 58mm logs, however the UK market desires the 40mm log thickness with the double glazing windows and doors and this makes for a very good price!” 

A true point Karen, you can find the price on the product page- With plenty of options for foundation beams, flooring and roofing. You could also take advantage of our current Free Shingle Offer!

There’s no doubt as to why the Aiste made it to the showcase, its an ideal size for UK gardens and is brimming with potential!

Aiste Log Cabin

For more details such as measurements and the breakdown of what comes within the self build kit, please look at the Aiste Log Cabin product page.

If the Aiste doesn’t quite meet your fancy, then maybe you’ll prefer the Jenny Log Cabin.

Asmund Log Cabin Feature

On the Asmund Log Cabin product page, we show you plenty of images of our customer’s Log Cabin to show you what you can do with them. As well as all the fine details on the dimensions, technical tips as well as our quality checks for each Log Cabin.

But, understandably, that just doesn’t do the Log Cabin enough justice. That’s why on this page we’ve collected as many pictures, videos and detailed reviews as we can to create this customer feature page, so here goes:

Asmund Corner Log Cabin

The 28mm Asmund Corner Log Cabin measuring 3.0 x 3.0m.

The Asmund is an extremely popular model designed to slot perfectly into any corner of the garden, 3m x 3m with a height of 2.5m makes this cabin ideal for UK gardens without planning permission. Inspired by a customer modification of the Ingrid Log Cabin, it features double doors and two opening windows. Along with insulation, the Asmund Log Cabin would make an ideal summer house.

Reviews: 

We have received an outstanding number of reviews for the Asmund Log Cabin. Here are just a few snippets of the many that can be found on the Asmund Log Cabin Review page:

“All I have to say is WHAT AN AWESOME BIT OF KIT. You will not be disappointed, everything is manufactured to the highest quality. It is a bit daunting when you see all the parts, but once you start it all goes together really quickly. It took me just over a day to build and half a day to put the shingles on the roof.” – Mr. C McDermott

“We have created what feels like a second home in our garden. This beautiful cabin has slotted into place like it was meant to be there. It is of very good quality and easy to assemble, my partner and I managed to complete it together. We are more than happy with our second home that now also holds a Hot Tub.” – Mr. P White

“Just received and erected the asmund corner log cabin very easy to erect plans are good particularly when backed up with the videos.Excellent delivery and service so good my wife has claimed it for herself !” -Mr. S Askew

We even have a few more detailed reviews for you to sink your eyes into, with images to support their words:

Installation: 

So long as you keep organised and follow suit of the information given on the Essential Installation Manual, as well as plenty of other Log Cabin Fitting Tips that are posted throughout the blog- written by our one and only, Richard.

Here are some of our favourite sets of installation images sent in by a customer:

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Installed: 

When installed, there are endless ways in which you can treat/paint your Asmund Log Cabin, here are some of our favourite examples:

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Videos:

We have even been lucky enough to have been sent in a few videos of the Asmund Corner Log Cabin, to give you a full on view of it:

Customer Pictures:

If you would like to see more photo’s from customers please click on the picture below – Note: This will take you to our customers photo gallery hosted by Google Photos. Pictures may show older models or customer own modifications.

Asmund log cabin customer photo gallery.

The Asmund is very popular for use as a summerhouse corner position, lovely on a summer day or cozy up in those cooler evenings.

Asmund Corner Log Cabin

The 28mm Asmund Corner Log Cabin measuring 3.0 x 3.0m.

For more details such as precise measurements, pricing and a list of what will be included within the self build kit, please see the Asmund Corner Log Cabin product page.

If you’re looking for something with a thicker log, maybe you’ll benefit from looking at the 40mm Emma Log Cabin.