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.

Elegant Potting Shed

Elegant Potting Shed

This is a potting shed for the serious gardener and offers workspace galore. Stainless and stone counter surfaces provide ample space for potting plants, and recessed bins provide storage for soil, mulch and other garden products.

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Jason Kisner, 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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.

Artist Shed

Photo by: Modern-Shed, Inc.

Modern-Shed, Inc.

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.

Craft Shed

Photo by: Modern-Shed, Inc.

Modern-Shed, Inc.

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.

Reading Shed

Garden Shed Modern Room

Garden Shed Modern Room

Unable to decide between storage configurations and finishes, the interior of this garden shed was left industrial and raw, then furnished with colorful accents and weather-resistant furniture.

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.

Inspiration Shed

Photo by: Modern-Shed, Inc.

Modern-Shed, Inc.

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.

Yoga Shed

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Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

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:

Use Your She-Shed for...

  • flower arranging
  • gaming
  • writing
  • photography
  • potting
  • dining
  • baking
  • woodworking
  • teahouse
  • greenhouse
  • playhouse
  • brewery
  • cooking

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