Top 5 Summer House Ideas

When can we meet indoors? NOW! Yes, the time has finally come where we can enjoy the last trickles of summer with our friends and family, basking in the glorious sunshine… oh wait! It’s just rained for ten days! At Peppermill we know that it is more important than ever to re-develop our homes and gardens so that they are suitable for our new normal, that is why we think a Summer House in your very own back garden should be high up on your agenda – they provide an escape from the drag of everyday life and give us shelter from the stormy weather, so whether you’re holidaying in Devon or the Maldives this year, a Summer House can definitely work in your favour. Read on to discover our top 5 summer house ideas.


A Staycation Inspired lodge 

If you plan on staying home this summer, then a staycation inspired lodge is just another reason to update your outbuilding that never gets used or gives you an excuse to pop a shepherd’s hut in your very own back garden! If you really want to, go the whole hog and fit a small shower room and a mini kitchen to make it the perfect home at home!

You could add our Scandinavian Oak Dining Range to your staycation lodge. If you’re looking for small summer house furniture ideas, then this dining set will work well in a compact space.  

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Create a Seaside-Themed Beach Hut

So many of us are searching for the calm and serene energy that the seaside gives you, so why not recreate that feeling? A beach hut will provide that much-needed shade and will transport you straight to the seaside on a hot day.

Add some wooden oars to your beach hut, some baby blue panelling, some nautical soft furnishings and a whitewashed floor to bring maritime vibes to your seaside beach hut. 


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Your Very Own Micro Pub 

Over lockdown, plenty of us were longing for an ice-cold pint in the pub – so much so, that they converted their very own summer house into a working pub complete with booth seating and chalkboard specials. We have seen so many ideas this past year it’s hard not to get inspired. 

The owners of the ‘Staying In Inn’ used our professor armchairs to create that traditional pub feel, and we have lots of pub-inspired seating and tables for you to feast your eyes on!

If you are planning on creating your very own garden pub, don’t forget to give it an extra special name and create a super-cool hanging pub sign! For more summer house bar ideas, why not check out our range of bar furniture including stools and tables. 

Credit: The Staying Inn by Lisa Bivon

A Cosy Reading Nook

If you love a great book, there is no better way to spend your reading time than in your very own summer house. Come rain or shine, you can fill your summer house with all your favourite reads. Create a cosy window seat with plenty of pillows and throws or invest in a super comfortable armchair like the Dakota to relax and unwind in your very own tranquil sanctuary.


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A Swanky Home Office

For some, our home is now our workplace! Many have struggled to differentiate between the two over lockdown but creating an office in your summer house which can be out of sight and out of mind when work is over, can really help strike that healthy balance. 

All you need is a desk, a comfortable office chair like the Exeter, and a laptop - there you go! Some have gone that extra mile with transforming their sheds into magnificent stylish home offices – a place where you can go and enjoy your work without it affecting your home life!

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We have an abundance of fantastic furniture perfect for whatever style of summer house you go for – all at the click of a button. Take a browse today.


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