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In the last post, we saw how important a space of your own is. Whether you have a small nook or an entire office, a space of your own is essential in feeding your creative spirit.
In this section, we will talk about how to find the perfect space in your home to create a shining space, she shed or lady cave. Be sure to sign up for our free workbook on creating & planning the perfect shining space.
Decide Where You’ll Set Up Your Lady Cave
You love the idea of creating your shining space (also known as a lady cave or woman cave). But you don’t exactly have an extra room in your house that’s not being used. This means you’ll have to get creative.
The space you choose may not even end up being a room. It might simply be an area that you’ve dedicated for your specific use. Here’s a few possibilities to consider when looking for your lady cave…
The She Shed
Sometimes, you really do need a home away from home. If you have older kids who can be left alone in your house without constant supervision, then a “she shed” might be the answer for you.
This is a regular shed that you put in your backyard but you decorate and design it to be your own personal haven. If you need inspiration and ideas, look up “she shed” on Pinterest or Instagram.
A She Shed is definitely in the my future. I am planning on creating a shed entirely out of vintage windows. Check out my rough sketch below!
The FROG or the Garage
Another possibility is a room over your garage or even the garage itself. You may have to make some adjustments. If these spaces aren’t insulated, you may find yourself breaking out the fans in the summer and turning on a portable heater in the winter, but with a little creativity, you might be able to make it work.
When I lived with my parents, the garage was my space. I did need a space heater in the winter months, but I loved that I could work messy and not have to worry about ruining anything.
The Attic or Basement
If you have a finished basement or attic, this might be the perfect answer to your lady cave. You may have to add additional lighting in these spaces, but you can do that with a few quality lamps and high-wattage bulbs.Depending on the size of the room, you may be sharing the space with other family members. If that’s the case, you might want to get a room divider to create the feeling you have a dedicated area.
The basement is my current creative space, I definitely recommend using pegboards so you can hang everything vertically to save space and be more productive.
The Walk-In Closet or Pantry
Some women have turned their walk-in closet or even kitchen pantries into cute shining spaces where they can go to rest and relax. Remember, it’s not about the size of the space—you can make a small comfortable nook just about anywhere if you want to.
Your lady cave is meant to be your retreat from the world. But you may have to get creative when you’re setting it up. If you do design one and decide it isn’t working for you, don’t be afraid to start again.
Keep tweaking and playing with the idea. When you finally create the space of your dreams, you’ll get so much joy and peace from being in it that all the prep work will totally be worth it!
Up next, we will learn some amazing tips for decorating your lady cave. Be sure to download your free planning workbook to start creating your amazing space today!