Featured Image Source: Nicholas Haslam
Despite what may immediately come to mind, a woman cave is not filled with girly pink things. Furthermore, it is not the exact opposite of a man cave, in that it is obviously girly’ in design and style. Rather, it is a space where a woman can relax and have some me-time. A place where she can let her hair down, allowing her personality and creativity to run free.
Like a man cave, a woman cave can be located in various areas of the house, especially off-traffic spaces. A basement remodel is usually a time to add a spot for a woman cave, though it can also be located in an unused bedroom or any other secluded part of the house. But it is not always the case that women find their sanctuaries inside the house, sometimes it can be located outside the house. In such cases, it is more commonly referred to as a she-shed.
Wow, that’s one charming hut. Incorporating a glass window in the cave’s central door makes this space feel more like a sanctuary for women. Dovetail Woodworks has created a masterpiece that will win the hearts of garden-loving women everywhere.
The beachy vibes in this lady’s den are amazing. All you need is your preferred reading material. The minimalist elegance of Digs Design Company‘s woman cave design makes for a cool atmosphere. You can never leave this place!
This seaside villa in Naples features a bar with a decidedly feminine vibe. White and gold are prominently used as a color scheme, giving off an air of luxury despite their seeming simplicity. The lampshades also contribute to the luxurious atmosphere of this woman’s cave, making you want to uncork a bottle of wine. In other words, 41 West created this masterpiece.
It’s possible that anyone could call this place home. The ceiling light is very stunning. The gray velvet bench is sure to be a hit. Not to mention, there are some vanity mirrors and tables here as well. There are many separate rooms and storage areas across the entire area, making it feel even larger. LUX Design has created an outstanding product.
The vast majority of women are fashion-conscious. What if you had a whole room dedicated to all of your favorite fashion items? The magnificent floors of this closet or dressing area will astound you. The Design Co. created this stylish space for ladies to get ready.
While the term she-shed’ conjures up an image of a lady surrounded by a large worktable with plenty of tools and a pile of timbre, a she-shed can be put to any use. The most important part is that it serves as a quite retreat from a busy life. For mothers who are looking for a place to escape the often-chaotic life that kids bring, it could also be called a mom cave or a mom shed.
We have a picture roundup of amazing woman cave and she shed ideas for you to use. The images will give you ideas on how to design and decorate your own sanctuary at home.
The chaise is unique, and the room has a nice, modern vibe. You and your significant other might consider spending some quality time here. Rikki Snyder‘s “woman cave,” the focal point is a bright red couch. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a scene from a Hollywood love story.
There’s so much life and joy here. California Closets of Louisville and Lexington created this energizing flower mural for a woman’s cave. It’s spacious enough to accommodate all of your storage needs. The room’s many shelves, cupboards, and drawers indicate its spaciousness and organizational potential.
The word wall and the cozy window seat are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Black and white is also a great choice of color combination. This woman’s cave is quite large because of how it was built. The creative minds at REFINED LLC are responsible for this work of art. You might have a great time working on your projects here.
Finding the Right Space
The first step to the perfect sanctuary is determining where you will locate it. If you want somewhere inside the house, there are several possible locations that could work.
- Basement: The basement is one of the most common places to locate a woman cave. Even man caves tend to be located in the basement. This is one of the most ideal locations thanks to the secluded nature and space availability. You can design it the way you wish without getting in the way of your home décor. It is also naturally soundproof, creating a noise-free place to relax and do your stuff. The challenge with a basement finishing project is that it requires quite a bit of work before it ready to use.
- Spare Room: If you do not want the laborious and often expensive work of remodeling a room, a spare room makes for a quick woman cave. The only work remaining is decoration. If you are lucky, you might even get a spare bedroom with an attached bathroom. The only downside is the possible lack of seclusion.
VANITY & CHAISE
Relaxed elegance and timeless sophistication best describe Orange Coast Interior Design‘s take on the “woman cave.” The refined atmosphere of this woman’s cave is greatly aided by the timeless quality of the color palette. This is the kind of lady cave that may be used to get ready for a black-tie event.
THE WINE SPOT
This lively and lounging lady cave is perfect for a female to talk with her closest friends. The added lighting in the wine cabinet contributes to the sophisticated atmosphere Smith Firestone Associates aimed for in this lady cave. The four couches arranged around a central table encourage an intimate conversation with your friends.
The bold accent hues are sure to be a hit with guests. This woman cave’s color scheme and overall aesthetic are spot-on with the surrounding forest. A stunning work of art, Digs Design Company created this energizing woman cave. What a peaceful space to begin the day!
The soothing effects of a blue color scheme are well-known. The atmosphere of the woman’s cave is so relaxing that it makes you want to keep a journal or write a letter. Jennifer Pacca Interiors has created another masterpiece here. You can never leave this place!
- Garage: This seems more like the location of a man cave than a woman cave. But with some remodeling and decorating, it could become quite the beautiful space. It could work even better for a she-shed, where you expect to do some rougher work. With the garage however, you might have to share space with the car.
- Walk-In Closet: This is quite a brilliant idea. A walk in closet could make for a quiet, secluded and cozy woman cave, especially if it is unused. One downside is the space. On the bright side though, having a small space to work with could spur your creativity.
- Attic: This is often not a great location for a woman cave, or any other room for that matter. This is due to numerous construction challenges the attic presents. If you have to use the attic, make sure you get a good contractor to remodel it properly.
- Outdoor Shed: An outdoor building such as workshop or a tool shed can also work as a woman cave or she-shed. If there is no existing building, you can get one built, though this comes with extra costs of heating, lighting and electrical wiring.
LILAC LIVING AREA
No rule says a cave for the ladies has to be located below ground. This reading nook inside the house is ideal for a book club because of its gorgeous, tranquil colors. The bonfire in the room’s center is a striking design element that evokes a decidedly contemporary sense of home coziness. Karen B Wolf Interiors, Associate ASID created this beautiful lilac lounge for a lady’s mansion.
Many special touches in this lady’s den set it apart. What a lovely place to unwind. Both sets of vases add a vintage touch that works well with the room’s overall style. Sheila Rich Interiors, LLC created an inviting space for women to unwind.
ESCAPE & CREATE
Need somewhere to put together your reports, or maybe just some inspiration to keep plugging away at your tasks? The peace of this “woman cave” seems like just what the doctor ordered for a creative mind. An excellent means of getting away and making the life you want is this masterpiece by Urban Ideas, Inc.
Is it your goal to have a place where you and your loved ones can spend quality time together or where you may relax alone? This cabin in the rear yard has been cleverly converted into a lady cave. Since the building is well-made, the interior appears to be quite roomy—a true work of art built by 12th Ave Homes, LLC.
Choosing a Theme
With the right space chosen, what theme have you decided on? A woman cave gives you the freedom to be as creative and unique as possible. This is your space and it should express who you are and what you love. Unlike other rooms in the house where practical considerations have to be made during decorations, you are allowed to throw most practicality out of the window when deciding on a she-shed theme.
Most women base their themes on their hobbies. If you love photography, you could use printed images and photography paraphernalia to establish a theme. If your passion is flowers, you could fill your shed with all kinds of potted ones and surround the shed in a garden of them. Essentially, let your passions and personality direct the decorations.
LIGHT & AIRY
This incredible woman’s cave was designed by Lucy Interior Design and is sure to blow your mind. The bright and open atmosphere in this sunroom makes it a perfect retreat from the stresses of daily life. As a result of the glass partitions, the room felt both opulent and revitalizing cool. This lady retreat is worthy of a selfie.
That is a wonderful little hideaway for reading—just the right amount of homey sophistication. The bed space in this lady’s den by Norman L. Graham Inc. is excellent. You may store your belongings easily in the drawers located under the bed. This “woman cave” is just what you’ve been looking for!
Is there somewhere you and your pals can have a good time together? The design inspired a lively and carefree mood, making it an ideal place to catch up with friends. House of Jade Interiors‘ color palette for the space was warm and welcoming. They’ve managed to make it look like a living room!
What a great idea to make your basement feel like an outdoor patio! Very evocative of being in a cafe. Having coffee and pastries in this Inouye Design masterpiece is an absolute delight. It would help if you shared this news on your social media profiles.
Another cheerful and light-filled room from Green Basements & Remodeling! The room has a calm, uncomplicated vibe thanks to pastel colors, making it ideal for the woman who works best in silence. This room’s nice, roomy table in the corner is perfect for setting up an office.
This is such a happy place. This Green Basements & Remodeling masterwork makes it impossible to be unhappy. A pastel color palette inspired this bright and airy woman’s cave. This area can serve as a living room and is ideal for entertaining guests.
As you set up your woman cave, do not forget a few other essentials. For instance, you need to ensure that you have enough storage space in your sanctuary. This is especially important if you are going to be doing some work there or are engaging in hobbies such as crafts and painting. Before you start anything, do some extensive planning. Plan a layout based on the space available and figure out where everything will go.
Do you plan to have any entertainment? Will you include a private mini-gym? Maybe a kitchenette or bar? Think through all these questions during the planning phase. For an outdoor shed, consider things like electrical wiring and insulation. You do not want a dark cold shed as your personal sanctuary. But the most important thing is to create a space that is a perfect fit for you. This is one of the few times you are allowed to be positively narcissistic; think of no one else but you. Create a space that fits your objectives and makes you happy. Remember that this is where you will be coming to decompress, re-energize and cultivate your hobbies.
Woman Cave She Shed Tips
It’s official: the she shed trend isn’t going away. Giving man caves a run for their money, these backyard hideaways are a nice little space for ladies to call their own, whether for gardening or just curling up with a good book. So, how does one go about claiming her own she shed, you may wonder? Whether you have a neglected potting shed in your backyard or want to build your own from the ground up (more power to you), we’ve gathered all the DIY design inspiration and advice you’ll need to bring your backyard retreat to life.
Make The Most of Your Available Space
First and foremost: It’s essential to understand the amount of space available in your she shed so that you can design correctly. Knowing how much area you have to deal with will also assist you in deciding on the theme of your shed and how much furnishings you can fit within!
Choose A Theme
When designing a she shed, choose a motif and stick to it throughout. It might be a place for gardening, meditation, entertaining, or working on crafts—the possibilities are endless! A unified design in your storage shed will make it feel more tidy and pleasant for daily use.
Paint The Exterior
Don’t become so preoccupied with the inside of your she shed that you overlook the outside. Give your woman cave a new coat of paint to make it appear fantastic! To make your shed stand out in your backyard, use bright colors like red, blue, or green. Alternatively, for a truly clean, ageless aesthetic, try a bright white! Keep in mind that you’ll need weather-resistant paint, such as an exterior wood stain or varnish.
As always, we are here to help in any way possible. If you are looking for skilled professionals to turn an unused space into a comfortable personal sanctuary, we are here to help. Feel free to send us a message any time with a question or comment.
This is an image roundup post, curated to showcase and promote other reputable contracting companies’ and their amazing work. To have any of the images removed, please reach out to us and we would be happy to do so.