For years men have taken over basements, garages and even dens to be alone, indulge in hobbies and enjoy décor which lacks female influence. Not to be outdone, the She Shed is the latest trend for women looking to establish a place of their own in the home. These tiny cottages are the perfect retreat for women looking for a little alone time of their own. The beauty of the she shed is it can be whatever you want it to be. It can be a place of relaxation, indulgence or a place of utility to get things done.
There are no rules to building a She Shed, it can be as simple or elaborate as you like and you can personalize your space by adding things you love to reflect your personal style. Lowe’s Canada has everything you need to create your dream She Shed and has provided the following tips for inspiration:
Start with a great base
It’s easy to find pre-fabricated sheds to fit any outdoor space and budget. This will create the basic structure of your getaway and the palette for your décor. The La Remise Cabana Shed, has five-sided versatility, and is easy to install with no cutting required and all the hardware included.
Make it your own, let your imagination flow and try things you may be hesitant to do inside your home. Personalize with exterior and interior paint colours, even wallpaper, a great mural or fun prints.
Daybeds, outdoor sectionals, loungers and recliners with fluffy pillows create a cozy place to curl up with a good book.
LED lights and chandeliers are easy to install and provide great mood lighting. Task lighting is also important and interior table lamps or floor lamps can be brought in as they are protected from the elements.
Surround yourself in nature
It’s about enjoying the outdoors so place your shed in a secluded spot or one with great views. Plant colourful flowers around the She Shed and in window boxes and bring the garden inside as well by decorating with plants and freshly picked flower arrangements.
Make sure you have everything you need so that you never have to leave. Build-in storage solutions, cupboards and shelves to house a mini-fridge, wine fridge and even a blender for the summer time drinks.