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 15 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.
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