Building a shepherd’s hut is just the start of a very exciting journey with us at Blackdown Shepherd Huts; the journey is as much about you choosing what you need, where your hut will live and even the little touches such as the paint colour or wallpaper that is needed to bring your hut to life.

Colour blocks at Blackdown Shepherd Huts

Colour blocks at Blackdown Shepherd Huts

Choosing a colour or the perfect wallpaper is sometimes not as simple as it looks on paper. It is one of the ways where you can truly customise and personalise your hut. There is beauty in being free to showcase how your hut represents you, your family or your business, which is why we always have our in-house interior designer, Marina, on board to help with your interior design questions.
If you are ready to begin your shepherd hut journey with us, but already wondering what colour paint or wallpaper to choose, then we have put together handy guide to ease your interior design worries.

Family/Guest Space

If you are ready to expand your living space by introducing a playroom for the little ones, or an extra bedroom when extended family come to stay, shepherd’s huts can provide the ideal extra space needed. Although a shepherd’s hut is separate from your main house, we still want to create a warm, loving and happy atmosphere for both children and grandparents alike to enjoy.
Colours such as yellow, orange, and pastel colours alone or when matched with playroom style wallpaper for little ones or fun geometric shapes for your older guests, can create a fresh, light and enticing environment to be in.


Your office or workspace is your place to focus and bloom! With that in mind, we always believe that you thrive when your shepherd hut thrives around you.
Think flowers, plants, even a small tree. The smell of coffee as you get lost in the task at hand. Colours that invoke that sense of focus and growth include your greens and browns, or why not choose nature-based wallpaper designs that incorporate flowers, trees and leaves. If you are someone who needs a little energy, some shades of red may even be the perfect option to give you the warm but invigorating boost you need.

Quiet Hobby Space

We all need time and space to escape the world and decompress from the stresses of everyday life. It is no surprise that many of our customers have used their huts as quiet spaces or even a man cave.
Blues, purples, pinks and even greys can provide soothing atmospheres that can help you to relax, rest and indulge in some much needed me-time.

Interior Designer Marina from Blackdown Shepherd Huts

Business Space

When using a hut for a business endeavour, you may want to ask yourself a couple questions before settling on an interior look.
Do you want your hut to reflect your business tone/brand colours or do you want your hut to follow a theme such as celestial or jungle?

What is the purpose of your hut? The colours used for a therapy hut may be more suited to the calming colours mentioned above such as blue, purple or pink, whereas an adventure getaway glamping experience may want to bring in those bright exciting colours such as orange and red.

What colours do you think will make your business stand out and ensure your hut is memorable?

When it comes to using your hut for a business, the wallpapers and paints you can use are endless. No one knows your business, your family or yourself better than you do, which is why we are here to support you every step of the way.