16 Best She Shed Ideas

She shed options are practically endless. If you're looking for some inspiration in designing and using your she shed, here are some ideas to consider.

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June 30, 2020

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A Room of One's Own

We've all heard of man caves and bachelor pads, but the latest iteration in gender-specific escapes is the she shed. 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.

Potting Shed

If "she" is a gardener, then a neatly organized potting shed is the ultimate indulgence. This one is painted pure flat white, so that the walls inside the garden shed provide a clean backdrop for hanging tools and even displaying green plants.

Craft Shed

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.

Collector's Shed

Love art or pottery, vintage movie posters or lunchboxes? Make your she shed a place to spotlight a favorite collection.

Writing Retreat

Maple wood panels for this shed's interior walls were more expensive than the typical drywall, but helped achieve the cabin vibe in this quiet retreat for writing the great American novel or a personal memoir.

Guest Cottage

Your she shed can do double duty as both a personal escape and as a guest house for visitors when needed.

Hobby Shed

A she shed can be a place to indulge a favorite passion, especially when that passion may impact other members of the family. So set up a special place to play guitar, blast your favorite vinyl records or watch classic Westerns in your very own screening room. And turn it up, no one can hear you!

Home Office Shed

It's not just about escape and relaxation with she sheds. With more of us working from home, the backyard shed can be the perfect place to get work done without distractions.

Party Shed

Want a little privacy for your next ladies' night or a place to host an outdoor party with shade and a mini-fridge? A shed whose focus is entertainment can be a lovely, comfortable extension of your home.

Shed as Escape

Atlanta-based designer Egypt Sherrod decided to elevate the entry to her shed and "constructed a grand staircase to create an exciting entryway and show some personality up front. Just because it might be called a 'shed,' doesn't mean it has to look like your typical shed," she says.

Tailor It to You

The beauty of a she shed is the chance to make it perfectly functional, to suit your every need, as Egypt Sherrod did with her backyard she shed. "With limited space, smaller-scale furniture will make the space feel larger," says Sherrod of the clever teak bar she created in her shed. Sherrod's other space-saving tips include going with a daybed instead of a sofa and a floating ledge instead of a table.

Artist's Shed

Sure, sheds can hold shovels and rakes, but why should garden tools have all the fun? Start with an existing shed, kit or pre-fab, and transform it into a teahouse, library or secret nook for afternoon naps. This artist's retreat began as a simple garden shed. Custom touches like skylights and French doors let in lots of natural light, while slat-wall panels hold paints and pails of small tools. Need a work table? Put a board on hinged brackets, so you can fold it down and out of the way when you hang up your smock.

All Purpose She Shed

The custom-designed she-shed provides 80 square feet of privacy that could function as a yoga studio, art studio or private workspace. Regardless of the eventual use, this she shed is beautifully designed, with exterior shutters and flower window box offering an especially inviting welcome.

Reading Shed

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

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

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.

Theme Shed

Want a place to indulge an idea that wouldn't quite fit your main home? Create an Asian-inspired retreat, something modern when the rest of your home is cottage chic, or a frilly, Victorian-style doll's house for grown-ups when your main digs are minimalist.

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