“She Sheds” Are the New Man Caves
First, there were actual caves. Then came man caves. Then busy women needed their own quiet reprieve from the world, and so the backyard haven known as the “she shed” came to be.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorites, from posh garden studios to shabby-chic potting rooms.
Get inspired, then get away from everyone.
First, define the purpose of your She Shed
Whether it’s for reading, crafting or indulging in a fave hobby like gardening.
Or simply make it about chilling out
No dirt allowed in this elegant hideaway.
Make it fancy
Ever say, “This is why we can’t have nice things”? Solution: Put all of your nice things in your own private place. (Hello, prized ceramics collection.)
Sometimes a gal just needs a moment to herself
And a 45-minute nap in a quiet hut surrounded by lavender.
Plop your bungalow at the back of your property and practically disappear into nature.
Just add a great book and a bottle of wine.
A Fresh Coat of Paint Goes a Long Way
The secret to transforming any shed into the tiny colonial of your dreams.
As Does a Trip to the Salvage Yard
This cutie features upcycled doors and windows.
Add Twinkly Lights for Evening Hangs
Bonus points for a cozy fire pit.
What makes you feel relaxed?
For some, it’s about blurring the line between indoor and outdoor space…
And for others...
It’s about creating a glorified bunker that says, “leave me be.”
Keep it contemporary
With modern conveniences, clean lines and lots of light.
Or really own your theme
Like this Scandi-chic pod fit for a hygge goddess.
And for that rare time you're feeling neighborly
Add a bistro table and call your bestie. The backyard wine bar is open for business.