43 She Shed & Woman Cave Ideas: The Ladies Answer to the Man Cave

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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.

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.

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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.
  • 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.

Related: 5 Home Renovations with the Greatest Return Value.

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.

READING RESPITE

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Digs Design Company

Lovely soft color & a subtle beachy feel–just grab your favorite book and you are set!

POUR ME ANOTHER

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41 West

The bar area in this Naples beach house defininitly has a feminine feel to it.

SHUT UP!

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LUX Design

I could possibly live in here. The light fixture is dazzling. Love the dark gray velvet bench. Love that they included a vanity in this space too.

DRAMATIC DRESSING

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The Design Co.

WOW! Gorgeous dressing room/closet-stunning floors.

COTTAGE BEDROOM

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12th Ave Homes, LLC

Cozy and restful bedroom in a backyard cottage.

RELAX IN STYLE

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Provenance Builders

Ahhhhh, relax in style

MUSIC LOVER

Lindsay Pennington Inc.

Great modern space for creating new music.

SEEING RED

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Rikki Snyder

The chaise is so different. Interesting contemporary space.

VANITY & CHAISE

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Orange Coast Interior Design

Restful, elegant and classic.

THE WINE SPOT

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Smith Firestone Associates

Fun & loungy — great spot to dish with your girlfriends.

COLORFUL CRAFT ROOM

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California Closets of Louisville and Lexington

This room is so vibrant and cheerful!

CREATIVE WORDS

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REFINED LLC

Love the word wall and he window seat.

SUNNY DAYS

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Digs Design Company

Love the bright accent colors!

BLUE BLISS

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Jennifer Pacca Interiors

Beautiful tranquil blues help calm you and keep you focused.

LILAC LIVING AREA

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Karen B Wolf Interiors, Associate ASID

Who says a woman cave has to be in the basement? Beautiful soft serene colors, perfect for book club.

DETAILED HARMONY

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Sheila Rich Interiors, LLC

Such nice details–unique. What a nice space to be able to relax in.

ESCAPE & CREATE

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Urban Ideas, Inc.

Looks like the perfect quiet area to help you get inspired.

COTTAGE CALM

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12th Ave Homes, LLC

Nice use of space in a backyard cottage.

LIGHT & AIRY

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Lucy Interior Design

This sunroom is so light and airy–great place to forget the troubles of the day.

READING NOOK

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Norman L Graham Inc

What a great reading nook. So cozy and classy.

BOLD BASEMENT

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House of Jade Interiors

Bold and fun–a great space to chat and catch up.

GREAT ESCAPE

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Inouye Design

What a fun basement space. Definitely makes you feel like you are somewhere else. Great place to have coffee and pasty.

HAPPY HOMEWORK

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Green Basements & Remodeling

Another bright and happy space!

CHEERFUL COMFORT

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Green Basements & Remodeling

What a cheerful space. How can you not be happy here.

WHITE & WONDERFUL

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Maple & Gray

Gorgeous walk in wardrobe. Who wouldn’t be happy in here?

DRESSING ROOM HEAVEN

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Liz Light Interiors

This dressing room has everything. Beautiful decorative touches.

BALLET CAVE

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Just Basements

Dance your heart away in this space.

CUTE CAVE

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Ruth Richards, Allied ASID

So cute!

WOMAN’S SHED

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Adore Design & Landscape

Surrounded by beautiful lush landscaping. Looks like a cozy & tranquil place to get some work done.

COUNTRY CALM

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Theresa Fine

Nice potting shed. Great place to hide.

GARDEN STUDIO PART 2

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JML Garden Rooms

This studio has just what you need!

GARDEN STUDIO PART 1

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JML Garden Rooms

Great blend of indoor and outdoor space.

ART STUDIO

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La Salvage

Get lost in your work in this great art studio shed.

SUNNY SANCTUARY

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Dovetail Woodworks

What a bright sunny space to relax in.

CRAFTY

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Brickmoon Design

What a great space to bring out your creativity.

SWINGIN’

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Vanessa DeLeon

On first thought–this is a perfect little girl escape, but on further thought could be a great big girl escape space too!

FURRY & FEMININE

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Vanessa DeLeon

Feminine, fun, furry and dramatic.

COZY SEWING

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Kelly Deck Design

Cozy and chic sewing space. Love the blast of orange color.

CUTE & COMFY

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Ella Claire
Cute and comfortable, I don’t think I’d ever leave this space.

GARDEN SHED

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Dovetail Woodworks

Cute shed with lots of character.

SAW THE LIGHT

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Kelly Deck Design

The light fixture and floor lamp are so unique. Touches of retro are done well. Color combinations are different and would have not come to mind before seeing it–but I really like this room.

PURPLE PASSION

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Urban Abode

Love the purple color and dark cabinets. Very comfortable space.

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.

Related: 8 Awesome Basement Remodeling Ideas [Plus a Bonus 8].

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.

 

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