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Did you get in on the she-shed craze? Maybe your name isn’t “Cheryl,” like in the State Farm commercial, but you nevertheless deserve a room of your own.
If you’re not familiar with the concept, here’s a she-shed primer. It’s like the female version of a man-cave, but it’s typically a detached structure. Like the gentlemen, ladies vary their purposes for these tiny getaways. Instead of choosing between a game room or study decor, they might do anything from outfitting a personal yoga studio to building a craft barn.
She-sheds also offer women a place to socialize without the presence of men. No matter how much you love your spouse or partner, it’s sometimes refreshing to get away and gab with a friend.
Since a she-shed can serve many purposes, you can customize your lair. However, the 50 items below bring style to fitness rooms and doctoral study areas alike.
1. Balconara Self-Watering Window Box
Your she-shed exterior welcomes you inside — why not make it speak the language of flowers? If you tend to forget your houseplants, this self-watering model will keep your peonies perky with minimal maintenance. $68.99 at Wayfair.
2. Holmo Floor Lamp With LED Bulb
LED lights last considerably longer than traditional bulbs, and they cast a more flattering glow. You can tuck one of these stylish lamps in any corner and illuminate your entire space. $12.99 at Ikea.
3. Albury Freestanding Electric Fireplace
On frigid winter days, you want to keep your tootsies toasty in your she-shed, but connecting it to your home’s HVAC system can prove problematic. However, this freestanding electric fireplace keeps your cave comfortably warm without taking up excess space. $199 at Home Depot.
4. Whirlpool Mini Stainless Steel Refrigerator
You don’t want to have to stroll back to your kitchen to refill your glass. With this mini dorm-style refrigerator, you’ll always have your favorite beverage chilled and waiting to slake your thirst. $109.99 at Target.
5. Alessio Loveseat
You need the perfect place for intimate girlfriend gab and lazy Sunday afternoon naps. You’ll find it in this Alessio loveseat that won’t take up excess space but offers a cozy spot for speaking and sleeping. $479.99 at Ashley.
6. OXO Brew Electric Tea Kettle
When you want an extra cuppa on a chilly morning, you don’t want to have to dart back across the dewy lawn in your bare feet. Save yourself from the cold with an electric tea kettle that keeps your brew warm and ready. $79.99 at Amazon.
7. Drinking Gray Kitty Wine Bottle Holder
You’d never give your tabby a taste of your tempranillo, but this adorable bottle holder adds whimsical style to your she-shed decor. Plus, when your best friend and neighbor pops by, you can raise your glasses effortlessly. $20.95 at Houzz.
8. Butler Vance Cottage Bookcase
Maybe you can’t fit your entire library in your she-shed, but you want to keep a few volumes handy for curling up for a quiet read. This tiny bookcase holds just enough titles to give you variety and space for a houseplant or two. $76.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
9. Lorelei Bifocal Reading Specs
Do your eyes grow bleary by days’ end after working on the computer? If you still want a quiet place to unwind and complete a crossword without overhearing your spouse’s news broadcast, invest in these bifocal reading specs to help you see the clues. $19.95 at Readers.
10. Wood Slice Coffee and Crafts Table
If you occasionally knit in your she-shed, you need a place to keep your yarn and other supplies handy. This stylish coffee table doubles as space to work on creating that afghan you plan to give as a holiday gift. $229.99 at World Market.
11. Snake Plant Laurentii Houseplant
Snake plants require relatively little maintenance, making them ideal for the novice green thumb. Plus, they clean indoor air, keeping your she-shed smelling fresh.
12. Essential Oil and Diffuser Gift Set
You want the air to smell welcoming, but you can’t bake cookies in your she-shed. Plus, paraffin wax candles can release harmful toxins. Stay clean and “scent”sational with this essential oil and diffuser set instead. $63.73 at Oneself Wonderful Scents.
13. Antimony Boho Fabric Square Pouf
Sometimes, a woman needs to kick up her weary dogs. Do so in style with this fashionable alternative to a traditional ottoman. $112.99 at Overstock.
14. A French Fries Understand Throw Pillow
When you curl up for your nap, you need a place to rest your weary head. Dream of your favorite fast-food treat on this whimsical throw pillow. $21.65 at RedBubble.
15. Jasper Area Rug
If you throw down a yoga mat in your she-shed, it helps to have a soft surface for doing inversions. Have no fear of headstands with this plush shag area rug. $65 and up at Rugs Direct.
16. Exotic Garden Blackout Curtains
Everyone needs a nap sometimes, so escape to your she-shed and shut out the sun for the ultimate nap. Get a colorful, bold print to make your windows an extra useful statement piece. $119 at Society6.
17. Edison Bulb String Lights
Lights should create ambiance while brightening the room, which is easy to do with Edison bulbs. They show off exposed filaments for a retro vibe that reduces stress as soon as you walk into the room. $79 at Pottery Barn.
18. Breville Bambino Espresso Machine
Perk yourself up with a little espresso brewed right in your favorite spot at home. Fit an espresso machine on a counter or a shelf for instant access to your favorite caffeinated beverage. $300 at Williams Sonoma.
19. Artificial Potted ZZ Plant
You don’t need a green thumb to add a little life to your she-shed. Place an artificial potted plant in an empty corner to fill the vertical space that might otherwise prove challenging to decorate. $199 at Crate and Barrel.
20. Bambi Craft Tower
Whether you love to paint, sew or make paper art, you’ll benefit from a craft tower. Organize all your supplies and pin your ideas onto a built-in corkboard so no matter when you find time away for yourself, you’re always ready to create. $435 at Wayfair.
21. The Buddy Bed
Your pup may follow you into your she-shed for extra time together, so give them a comfortable bed. They’ll relax in padded comfort that mimics the shape of a dog’s natural den. $190 at Toby & Ace.
22. Hacienda Candleholders Set
Lighting candles isn’t enough to set the mood for tranquility. They also need matching bases to transform into a decorative piece that adds another layer to your room. $150 at Grandin Road.
23. Yoga Mat Wall Rack
Yoga becomes much less stress-relieving when it creates a piled mess in your corner after every virtual class. Hanging a yoga mat wall rack in your private space prevents clutter by making organization easy and instant. $139 at Anthropologie.
24. Uxbridge Smart Bluetooth Speaker
The best way to enjoy any space is to fill it with music. A smart Bluetooth speaker will connect to any of your devices whenever you want to have a dance party by yourself or play background music while your friends are over. $200 at Target.
25. Chunky Knit Throw Blanket
The chunky knit blanket trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Get one for your she-shed so you have something that’s the perfect weight for cuddling and keeping warm during your favorite movies and TV shows. $72 at Overstock.
26. Secret Storage Ottoman
An ottoman will soften your sitting area and give your feet something to rest on, but it can also double as storage space. Keep extra shoes, blankets or board games in your ottoman to remove any clutter from your private space. $182 at Ashley HomeStore.
27. Agate Charcuterie Board
Invite your friends over for the holidays or host a girls’ night and provide the perfect snack arrangement with a charcuterie board. The agate base and gold trim make it a decorative statement piece whenever you’re not using it. $78 at Anthropologie.
28. Automatic Wine Opener & Preserver
When you want to relax, the last thing you should worry about is struggling to open a wine bottle. An automatic opener makes it easy to pour a glass of your preferred wine and even makes the bottle last longer if you don’t finish it in one sitting. $60 at Wine Enthusiast Catalog.
29. Wire Wall Organizer
Wire organizers make your space more customizable. Rearrange miniature shelves and baskets to accommodate whatever you need to organize on your wall. $26 at Amazon.
30. Blaire Smart Storage Desk
Your future desk should inspire your creative side and streamline your productivity. A smart desk will give you extensive storage space and built-in electrical outlets so you never have to deal with low batteries. $1,200 at Pottery Barn Teen.
31. Curved Terrace Side Table
Add a little mid-century flair to your she-shed with a curved side table and metallic edging. You’ll always have a place for lamps and coffee mugs next to your new couch or accent chair. $200 at West Elm.
32. YouCopia Tea Bag Stand
Enjoy a hot mug of your favorite tea without the hassle of searching for a new tea bag in the back of a cabinet. A stand organizer shows off your collection and gives you a heads up whenever you’re running low. $25 at The Container Store.
33. Top Fin Half Moon Fish Tank
If plants aren’t your thing, a sleek fish tank will add life to your she-shed without requiring experience with taking care of fish. Adopt a few goldfish or guppies who are always ready to hang out when you need time away from the world. $90 at PetSmart.
34. Infinite-Use Air Fryer
Who can say no to endless fresh French fries and perfectly crispy chicken tenders? An air fryer makes it easy to satisfy any fried food craving without any bulky plastic appliances ruining the aesthetic of your space. $120 at Kohl’s.
35. Faux Fur Slippers
After getting home from your next pedicure, slip into a cozy pair of faux fur slippers! They’ll keep your feet warm and elevate your loungewear with a touch of luxury. $29 at Nordstrom.
36. Possini Euro Marten Hanging Mirror
Mirrors open up a room by creating the appearance of more space. Hang one with a geometric design that matches other interior design elements to expand even the smallest corner of your she-shed. $300 at Lamps Plus.
37. Pivoting Power Outlet Strip
You never know what you’ll need to recharge next. A pivoting power outlet strip gives you multiple plugs for all of your electronics that you can reach from any angle in the room. $30 at Amazon.
38. Authentic Decorative Books
Decorative books fill any shelf without requiring you to read them first. Find a set in a color that matches your existing furniture or decor so they fit right in with your space. $100 at Havenly.
39. Pet Cords Protectors
If you have more than a few cords in your she-shed, you might worry that your dog or cat might chew on them while they’re bored. Pet cord protectors extend the life of your chargers by insulating the cords with material that they can’t piece with their teeth. $16 at Amazon.
40. Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Splash a little color and character around your she-shed without jumping into a multi-day paint job. Peel and stick wallpaper is a quick way to redesign your space without committing to anything permanent or ruining your walls. $57 at The Home Depot.
41. She-Shed Sign
Men get to hang signs that warn people not to enter their man caves, so why not get a sign of your own? It’s a decorative way to claim your space and celebrate the hard work you put into designing it. $10 on Etsy.
42. Gold and Glass Hexagon Shelving
Honeycomb shelves are the latest way to add flare to your walls and maximize storage space. Set up your favorite framed pictures and trinkets on the eye-catching shelving arrangement to claim a new design look for your room. $70 at World Market.
43. Indoor Herb Garden Box
Anyone who wishes they had a backyard garden can still grow plants with an indoor herb garden box. The rustic wood fits with most design schemes and adds relaxing herbal aromas whenever your plants begin to sprout. $38 at True Leaf Market.
44. Gallery Wall Picture Frame Set
Filling empty wall space might feel intimidating, but gallery wall picture frame sets show you exactly how to hang photos like an expert. Swap out new photos over the years for a long-lasting decorative addition to your she-shed. $50 at Bed Bath & Beyond.
45. Coffee Table Bucket List Book
Every coffee table deserves a centerpiece, like a book with a colorful jacket. Use it as an ice breaker by picking a book that starts conversations and deepens your friendships. $35 at Anthropologie.
46. Decorative Set of Vases
The right vase will look great in your room throughout every season. Arrange a decorative set on shelves and countertops so your bouquets sit at different heights and match whatever seasonal decor you pull out of storage. $28 at Crate & Barrel.
47. Liz Clairborne Matching Bathroom Towels
If your she-shed has a bathroom, you have to have matching towels. They’ll refine the small space and add texture to a room that’s typically empty and cold. $11 at JCPenney.
48. Xbox S With Controllers
Spend your next girl’s night battling monsters and conquering new worlds with the latest video game console. You’ll have endless options for fun and exploration without ever leaving the couch. $490 at Newegg.
49. Billyjack Bar With Wine Storage
Store wine, liquors and all your fanciest glasses in a trendy, modern indoor bar. The clean lines and marbled surface work with any existing decor and prevent clutter with extra drawers for wine stoppers or barware. $225 at Wayfair.
50. iRobot Roomba i7+
You’ll never have to vacuum your she-shed with an automatic vacuum robot that swivels around every furniture leg. It recharges itself, too, so you don’t have to look at piles of pet hair or crumbs while you wait for the battery to get up to speed. $800 at Lowe’s.
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The best location for your she-shed is the one that works with your current space and budget. Don’t take out a loan to build an extra room onto your house if you already have a small office or screened porch. Consider which places in your living space make you feel most comfortable or at peace. You’ll narrow down your options and start decorating your favorite spot in your home.
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