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Everyone needs a space of their own to reflect and escape to. Whether you call it a Woman cave, a lady space or a She Shed, this place is a special place where you are free to be creative, relax and ponder life’s great questions.
I have big plans for a backyard she shed, but currently have a personalized space in the basement. With the help of some farmhouse crafts, some twinkling lights and some cork board, its not too shabby.
In this four part series, we will go through the steps you can take to create a woman cave of your own.
Woman Caves Part One: What Purpose Will Your Lady Space Serve?
Amanda had recently taken up painting. She loved getting to mix the colors and create an image she saw in her mind. She enjoyed the feel of the paintbrush in her hand and the way the hours seemed to fly by when she held one.
But Amanda didn’t have a dedicated space for her art so she painted at the kitchen table. She didn’t mind until her eight-year-old son spilled a cup of juice over her latest work in progress. She reassured her son that she knew he hadn’t done it on purpose but she was bummed.
When she told a friend about it, Amanda’s friend encouraged her to create a “shining space” or a “woman cave”. This is an area of your home that’s specifically designed for your personal use.
A shining space becomes infused with your vibrant energy. It’s a nook where you can reflect, be quiet, go inside, and get centered. This is your get-away-from-it-all while still remaining semi-present. Here are three women who chose to create a shining space in their homes…
Kelly Created a Craft Room
Kelly loved knitting, crochet, and just about everything to do with yarn. When she and her husband moved into a new home, she set aside a room just for her crafting. She bought a collection of canvas cubes at a garage sale and used them to store her yarn.
Like Kelly, you can use an extra room in your house. But don’t think you have to break the bank to create your shining space. You can furnish it with flea market or garage sale finds.
Janet Designed an Art Center
After her conversation with her friend, Janet dedicated an area of her basement to create her art in. Since the area didn’t have a lot of natural light, she purchased several lamps along with a big collection of daylight bulbs. This gave her the kind of light she’d need to make more art.
Sometimes, you’ll have to get creative with your solutions. Don’t be afraid to look online for answers or ask friends. You never know what you might come up with!
Kylie Wanted a Reading Nook
Kylie always wanted a home library but her house was small. So, she decided to turn her walk-in closet into the reading nook. She moved her clothes to a different area of her home and installed bookshelves in the closet.
Just because a space in your home was designed to function one way doesn’t mean that you can’t change things up.
Don’t be afraid to experiment and ask yourself “what if…?” with your home.
The most important part of creating your shining space is choosing the function of it. Once you understand what you want and need from a space, you’ll start looking at everything in your home differently.
Decide on a Space for your Lady Cave
As you can see, there are endless opportunities all around you for creating the perfect woman cave. From a She Shed in the backyard, to a garage, a basement or even a nook in the closet, there is always a small space that you can claim as yours.
In the next post, we will look at some more ideas of spaces you can use for your woman cave. Meanwhile, be sure to sign up for your free workbook that will help you plan out the perfect shining space.