Although sheds have often been regarded as a 'man cave', there is now a growing trend of women wanting to create their own unique haven. The 'she shed' is being used for everything from a home office, a light space to draw or paint, yoga studios or just a place to escape and read a book.

If you’re thinking of creating your own 'she shed', here’s some inspiration and ideas...

Paint it inside and out

Painted she shedFor a lighter, brighter and more chic look for your 'she shed', give it a lick of paint both inside and out. Somerlap recommend using Protek Royal Exterior on top of a preserver. Protek offer a wide range of low odour, water based wood stains and paints that will help protect your garden sanctuary for years to come.

To add personal touches to your 'she shed' try using:

  • Wooden step ladders as craft shelves
  • Rustic pigeon holes (perfect for useful storage)
  • Painted old work benches – use an attractive soft colour

Upgrade to a stylish 'she shed' summerhouse

She shed summerhouse The Clumber (left) or Daylight (right) summerhouses are perfect for creating a stunning 'she shed'.

Any summerhouse from the Somerlap range will form the basis of a stunning 'she shed'. The Shedlands Daylight Summerhouse is beautifully designed with a veranda, deck and plenty of windows to make it a light-filled space. If you plan on using your shed for something like painting or reading, consider a summerhouse with floor to ceiling windows for even more light.

Snuggle up in a pod

She shed pod Your 'she shed', your way. Curtains, cushions, rugs and blankets will add homely touches to your camping pod.

If you create your dream space you may well want to use your 'she shed' all year round. If this is the case consider investing in a camping pod. As standard, these beautiful pods come with a living room and table as well as a cosy bedroom area. They are also delivered pre-erected, so you don't have to waste any time building it yourself!

Get a bespoke 'she shed'

If you can't find just what you're looking for, why not create a bespoke shed? The photo below is of a fantastic bespoke "party shed" Somerlap helped create for George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.

Amazing Spaces Party Shed

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