Women cre­ate pri­vate spa­ces to en­joy

First there were man caves, where men could shut out the con­cerns of the world and re­lax. Now the she shed de­sign craze is of­fer­ing sim­i­lar feel­ings of com­fort to women.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - REAL ESTATE - JULIET LOVE — Juliet Love is a stylist and in­te­rior de­signer who runs her own busi­ness, Love Style

SHE sheds are the new must-have trend that is sweep­ing de­sign­con­scious homes.

Gone are the days of the scruffy man cave — fe­males are now cre­at­ing ar­eas of their homes just for them.

Al­most any­thing is suit­able to cre­ate your own oa­sis that could be as a re­sult of up­dat­ing an ex­ist­ing shed to some­thing a lit­tle less or­di­nary such as a beach hut, gypsy wagon or even an old mono­rail car­riage.

These are all great spa­ces that can be easily trans­formed to suit any style or space.

If you are lack­ing an out­side area, it is just as easy to move this con­cept in­side.

A free room or spare cor­ner of your home will work just as well.

These spa­ces can be places to re­lax and un­wind, to read in peace or make space for a bur­geon­ing hobby that is get­ting out of hand.

You must make sure the new she shed is fit for the pur­pose you re­quire by keep­ing your aim in mind.

If you’re a fan of the beach, util­i­tar­ian or bold colours or even Vic­to­ri­ana there is no rea­son this should not be re­flected in your de­sign choices.

If you are re­vamp­ing an ex­ist­ing build­ing or area, a fresh coat of paint is the best start, and no mat­ter where you choose to cre­ate your space, the right style of fur­ni­ture is es­pe­cially im­por­tant.

If you are look­ing for a fresh, light feel, look for slim­line fur­ni­ture.

Retro-styled pieces are a great choice for a lighter style.

With larger spa­ces, darker fur­ni­ture will work well with­out feel­ing clut­tered and un­invit­ing.

If you are look­ing to cre­ate a re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment, in­vest­ing in com­fort­able seat­ing is a must.

How­ever, if it is to in­dulge a hobby, mak­ing sure you have a work­able desk area and good light­ing is key.

If you can bear to share, your shed can also dou­ble as a lux­ury re­treat for guests.

This can be as sim­ple as adding a sofa bed.

The great thing about she sheds is that they can be what­ever you need them to be.

If it is a need for ex­tra space, a quiet place to re­treat and catch up on read­ing, re­lax­ing or indulging in new hob­bies, she sheds are the way to go.

But make sure you cre­ate a space that truly re­flects you and your style and don’t for­get to en­joy it.

She sheds are com­fort­able places to pur­sue hob­bies or to re­lax.

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