Retreat in Style With These Lady-Loving She Sheds
We've all heard of man caves and bachelor pads, but this year -- and EVERY year -- should now be declared the year of the she shed.
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But what the heck is a she shed?
Basically, it's a small, dedicated space outside your home that's set up for you to work on whatever you want to work on. It's a lady haven. You can decorate the shed however you like and set it up however you like.
We've rounded up a few she shed ideas in case you want to get in on the trend. Spoiler alert: you're going to want to get in on this trend.
Think about creating a space where you can go to paint, draw, sculpt or weave. Depending on your art of choice, you can design a space around your needs; include a large easel or two, giant rods for large-scale macrame projects or a small gallery wall to display your art.
If you're a scrapbooker, jewelry maker or knitter you could create an ultimate craft shed. Think large worktables, organized shelves for your supplies, bright overhead lighting, comfy work chairs and a big inspiration board.
If the highlight of your month is your book club meeting, think about designing a reading shed for you and your library-loving pals. You could fill your new space with bookshelves and comfy reading nooks. Bring in a wireless speaker so you can listen to your favorite podcasts or books.
If you're the type of 'she' who loves a little bit of everything, you might just want to set up a more general space that will let you do it all. Try setting up your she shed like an extension of your living room with a few comfy spots for you to relax, create or simply rest. A nice outdoor space will take your she shed to the next level.
If you're yoga-obsessed, a yoga she shed would be the perfect spot for you to get your "Om" on. You could easily set this space up with a few yoga mats, a wireless speaker and a basket to keep spare pairs of socks and yoga shoes.
She shed options are practically endless. If you're looking for some more inspiration, here are a few more ideas to consider:
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Out With the Tools
This beautiful cottage had its start as a storage shed. RMSer shirls "moved the lawn equipment and tools to the garage and converted the space into a relaxing place to listen to music and/or read a good book or write one of my own."
Resting by the Pond
Attached to an existing garden shed, this "porch" serves multiple functions potting, storing gardening supplies and, most important, relaxing with a view of the pretty pond. Posted by RMSer catnabarn
200 Square Feet of Fun
RMSer DexFawcett built this combination potting shed/garden retreat from scratch. Surrounded by a mini garden and picket fence, the charming refuge "has given me many hours of enjoyment as well as a tranquil place to spend time in during the warmer weather," he says.