Remember when you were in high school and your bedroom was the one room in the house you could use to express yourself? I recall going to the mall on the weekends (long before Amazon Prime) and picking out a poster of the latest Leonardo DiCaprio movie or finding the current issue of Tiger Beat at Barnes and Noble and rummaging through it for that month’s heart-throb photos which I would then carefully tear out of the magazine and strategically place on my walls. I can still feel how important it was to me to have my own little corner of the world where everything was the way I wanted it to be. As we grow older, get married, have children and so on, it can be easy to forget to take time for ourselves. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just walk into a room, YOUR room, close the door, take a deep breath, and be transported to your very own Happy Place?
First, you will need to decide on your structure. Most women choose either a garden shed or a studio shed as their starting point. You can purchase a shed online or at your local home improvement store. It might take a little more work, but personally, I love the idea of converting a container. Once you have chosen your base structure, the next thing you want to do is establish the functionality of your She Shed. Will this be your personal art studio or your sewing room? Maybe you want a meditation room and a yoga studio or even a library/office combination. You may even want your She Shed to just be a cozy, quiet space in which you can go all-out girly with your décor.
On a practical and functionality-based note, keep in mind that the flooring you choose for your She Shed should coincide with its purpose and use as well as with your budget. If you have a bigger budget, you may want to splurge on Hardwood Flooring. You may wish to choose a soft wood like Hickory for a library/office, or a strong White Oak with a high-gloss finish if you plan to create a space for meditation and yoga. Laminate is a great choice if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your flooring and if you plan to install it yourself, however it might not last long depending on what part of the country you live in and how much exposure to the elements your She Shed gets. SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) flooring is a great choice for a She Shed in my opinion. It is affordable, easily installed on top of any surface other than carpet, and 100% Waterproof. SPC is also quite scratch resistant and easy to clean which makes it ideal for She Sheds that will be used as Craft Rooms. It comes in a wide range of colors, textures, and wood looks to match any décor direction you’re going for. Now comes the fun part; DECORATING!!!!
When it comes to décor, let your imagination take over. This is your Happy Place so be bold and use your favorite colors, textiles, and accents. Pinterest is a great source for ideas for color schemes, themes, and unique accent pieces. I feel like no She Shed is complete without a chandelier of some sort and I always stand by the motto “When in doubt, glitter it out!”.