‘She Sheds’: With the increasing stress of work and personal commitments, the need for our own little secret sanctuary to sit and unwind in has never been so important…
For years men have had their garages, basements or sheds to disappear to when they need their space, or just somewhere they can sit to read the newspaper in peace. Gordon Thorburn, author of ‘Men and Sheds,’ called their sheds and spaces a “male necessity”, but men are not the only ones who are in need of a ‘Man Cave’.
The trend for having She Sheds has rapidly increased, as more and more women demand a place to call their own. For some, She Sheds become a tranquil space at the bottom of the garden to slip away from the chaos of family life. For others it is a space where they can craft, unwind, to sit and read or just be a private place they can invite their group of girlfriends into.
The exquisite She Sheds below highlight that women don’t just want a basic space, instead they are commissioning beautiful home-away-from-homes, which could not be further from the humble garden shed.
From gypsy caravans, to modern beach huts, She Sheds are being transformed with; sumptuous silk cushions, coffee tables, beaded throws, candles and chandeliers to bring a sense of grandeur to their interior spaces.
Below, are an inspiring array of ideas to help you create your very own She Sheds. They range from a Crafts shed complete with beads, ribbons and a crafting desk, to garden getaways that have furniture layouts that would not be out of place in a spacious, full-size living room. One of our favourite shed examples is Anne & Ian Bate’s small-scale American diner shed design that has drawn inspiration from 1950’s America, complete with a diner booth, fridge, popcorn maker and even houses a jukebox. Enjoy!
Quaint vintage gypsy wagon by Flickr/anguskirk via dailymail.co.uk. Accessed 23/04/15.
Luxurious She Sheds are popular, complete with chandeliers, dining tables and chairs. Via Wooden House. Accessed 22/04/15.
A decedant beach hut she shed idea. http://lightersideofrealestate.com/ via www.coastalhome.blogspot.co.uk. Accessed 22/04/15
Blogger kscraftshack.com from www.hometalk.com turned her garden shed into a craftroom via http://www.housebeautiful.com. Accessed 23/04/15.
She Sheds used are being used as Yoga Retreat Via Good To GrowMock. Accessed 23/04/15.
Anne and Ian Bate’s American Diner via dailymail.co.uk. Accessed 23/04/15
Louise Bellaer’s beautiful, brightly coloured hideaway via dailymail.co.uk. Accessed 22/04/15
Spacious Outdoor Yurt is big enough to host lots of guests. Cuprinol via dailymail.co.uk. Accessed 23/04/15.
An Arabian inspired shed complete with draped curtains, silk cushions and a sofa. Cuprinol/Rex via dailymail.co.uk. Accessed 23/04/15.