If you work from home, or if you’re too fancy for your own good, you might have a home office. A space where you can get motivated, inspired and focused, where you work for da money from da start to da fineeesh. But what about your me-time? Introverts will support me on that, we need somewhere to clear our heads and just be alone (I don’t know about you extroverts, you guys are a complete enigma to me). There’s an interesting trend going on now that might just be the solution.
I present to you the she-shed, the latest funny-sounding trend in home decor. It’s a place where you get to catch a break, breathe and nourish the fierce goddess that you are. Now ideally, you’d want your she-shed to be an actual separate little shed (a tree house?!), maybe even in the middle of the woods, if you’re lucky. That’s what Pinterest suggests when you type in “she-shed”. But I happen to live in a city, and we don’t have mansions with giant backyards here, okay? Oh, you have a greenhouse and a second floor? Alrighty then. Us megapolis gals will need to get crafty.
I find balconies to be the best place for an indoor she-shed, but any small room or separate corner can be transformed into your own Fortress of SolSHEtude with some soft rugs, a cozy armchair, greenery and some pretty lights. And sure, you can invite people over (if only to rub your awesome she-space in their face), but should you? That is the question.
Some she-shed dos and don’ts:
- Mini library
- Faux fur
- Cozy furniture
- String lights
- Decorative ladders
- Furry friends (yes, that is my cats’ Instagram page)
- Things you don’t love
I’m gonna go clean out my cluttered balcony and start on an indoor she-shed of my own, while also dreaming of this perfect little light-filled fairytale house below.