You remember that catchy she shed commercial that State Farm created a while back? Well, fast forward to today and they are actually popular! More and more women all over the world have created she sheds, or at least have a goal to create one, and I think they are so cool!
If you are lost or do not know what a she shed is, let me explain. Simply, a she shed is an at-home retreat. That’s really the only solid definition of a she-shed. A retreat you can call your own. After that, it can be anything. A she-shed is your crafting corner. It’s your quiet place to curl up with your latest book. It’s your home office. It’s a place to escape with your girls while playing a game of pool. The beauty of a she-shed is it can be whatever you make it.
The whole point is that you remove yourself from the chaos of your house and have a quiet space all to yourself. This does not mean “no boys allowed”, but it does mean you can invite who you want inside, or no one at all. Man caves have long been a popular name for the area where men hang out in the house in their free time, but she sheds are quickly becoming the popular equivalent for women.
So, how do you get started when it comes to building a she shed? For many people, making a she shed starts with taking an existing space and recreating it. An old shed in the backyard is the common example, but you can also recreate your back porch or remodel the backyard treehouse. It’s about creating a space to your liking. She sheds don’t need plumbing or electricity, though they can certainly have that…and I would prefer for it to have both, ideally!
Now that you know what a she shed is and how you can start out when it comes to designating a space for a she shed, here are some of my best tips for making it your own:
Put on a new layer of paint
A new layer of paint immediately changes any space that you are working in, but if you are really creating a she SHED, you will probably need an extra few layers of coats to really spruce it up! You could even add in a shiplap wall, or get creative with wallpaper. Either way, focus on making it your own and have fun with it.
What about the flooring?
Again – if you are working with an actual shed, consider the flooring. I would highly recommend either painting the floor, or adding some sort of stick on flooring. Alternatively, you could purchase a large rug (make sure the shed is waterproofed!) to give your feet some extra cushion in there to make it comfortable.
Add in some plants
One of the easiest ways to improve the overall vibe of your she shed is to add a variety of houseplants. This will make the shed feel more homey and fun to spend time in. Plus, it gives you a touch of nature to enjoy while you read, play games, or relax.
Don’t forget the fun games!
While I love being quiet while reading a book in a cozy corner, I also love spending time with my friends, playing games. You do not have to get crazy with the games, but find a few fun board games to stash away for your girls nights. A really cool way to dramatically improve the space would be purchasing a pool table. Absolute Billiard Services can help you find a used (or new) pool table that fits your needs and budget, while also recommending Atlanta pool table accessories to go with your new table.
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