While the fellas have a man cave, it is time to let the ladies have a space of their own — aka a she shed. She sheds started to trend a few years ago, and the trend has not died down. If you are on the market to make your own woman’s paradise, keep reading to learn how to create the ultimate she shed.


Find & Clean the Area

Sometimes you do not need to travel far to find your she shed. That’s right you can head outside to the shed in your backyard. First, you will need to clean the exterior and interior of the shed. This includes trimming the trees, pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, moving everything out from the inside, throwing away trash and sweeping or vacuuming. Once you have this done, it is time to start painting.


Paint the Shed

Give your she shed an update with a fresh new coat of paint on the inside and outside. Before painting, try to chip off any old flakey paint or patch up any holes, so the paint goes on more smoothly. There are tons of paint colors to choose from. Ultimately, it is up to you and the lighting you have in the shed. For help on painting your she shed, a home repair contractor
or professional paint company can get the job done.


Define the Purpose of Your She Shed

Most she sheds have a specific purpose like painting, gardening, cooking/baking, crafting or just overall relaxing. Finding the reason why your she shed exists will also help you find the right decorations and paint colors. It may be hard to pick a specific purpose, but choose one of your hobbies or a hobby you would like to start. And if you don’t want it to be around a hobby, you can always make it into an area where you and your gal pals hang out and drink wine.


Search for Unique Finds

Search for Unique Finds

Make your she shed a one of a kind by adding unique finds or decorations to it. You can find unique, one of a kind or handmade items from flea markets, Etsy, garage sales or antique shops. And if you are a crafty person, you can go ahead and make some of your own unique items.


Add Decorations

Now the fun part of setting up your she shed begins — decorating. Defining the purpose of your she shed is very important when it comes to finding the right decorations. You want all your decor to follow the theme you decided to go with. You can find and make so many decorations. For ideas and inspiration, check out magazines and social media.


Create a Dreamy Entrance


Create a Dreamy Entrance

The entrance of your she shed will make the biggest impression. This is the first thing you and other people will see before they enter. Your entrance should follow the theme or purpose you decided to go with, but also feel warm and inviting at the same time.


We know all you ladies will love having a she shed. So, do not be afraid to start one. If you need help painting or repairing anything in your she shed in the Belleville, O’Fallon or Edwardsville areas, give Valor Home Services a call.