If you’re looking for the perfect DIY project this summer, why not transform your garden shed into your very own She Shed? Whether it’s to curl up with your favourite book for an hour or two or enjoy some time pursuing some new hobbies, a She Shed will provide you with a unique space to call your own where you can relax, unwind and take some time out. Here at Plantabox, we’ve got six great tips to help you create a stunning garden getaway.
Clean Out Your Shed Before you build your beautiful She Shed, you will first need to declutter your existing shed to ensure there is space for you to transform it into a relaxing haven filled with the things you love. While this may seem like a bit of a daunting task, don’t be afraid to use the opportunity to have a thorough clean out, throwing away old items that are no longer needed and organising the bits you would like to keep into storage, which may include garden tools, old furniture and DIY essentials. Once you have had a well-needed sort out, your shed will be ready for its transformation.
Give it a Fresh Coat of Paint Next, give your shed a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint in a colour of your choice. While you may have a specific colour in mind, relaxing colours like a soft blue, sugar pink or sunshiny yellow are all great options that will give your She Shed that classic shabby-chic look. However, if you’re more of a rustic fan, more neutral colours such as white or grey may suit your taste a little better. Alternatively, if you like your shed just the way it is, a wood treatment and varnish will work wonders and make it look as a good as new! (photo credit https://toolstotal.com/)
Decide on a Use While many use their She Shed simply as a quiet place to slip off to away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, you may have other ideas for how you will use yours. For instance, if you consider yourself a bit of an art and crafts fanatic, why not turn your She Shed into a mini art studio where you can let your creativity run wild? Similarly, if you are partial to a bit of baking, a mini kitchen could be just what you need to practice your favourite recipes. However you decide to use your She Shed, make sure that it’s a special space just for you.
Decorate it Accordingly Once you’ve settled on a purpose for your She Shed, you’ll need to decorate it accordingly. If you’ve opted to use it for something a little different as discussed above, you may need to install special features such as shelves for paint pots or an oven for baking. However, for those going for a classically cosy She Shed, it will be all about making this space as relaxing yet personal as possible. Here at Plantabox, we’ve got some great suggestions when it comes to She Shed accessories; to ensure you remain snug and cosy whatever the weather, blankets and cushions should undoubtedly be first on the list to create a cosy environment. Next, you’re bound to have some favourite items that you’d like to store in your She Shed, so a personalised storage crate is an ideal accessory to house some of your bits and bobs, as well add a personal touch to your décor. Some beautiful wall art and coffee table books are also great additions, while a mini fridge will ensure you will always have milk for a warming cuppa whenever you like. Finally, some quirky pot plants and rustic signage will add the finishing touches to your peaceful abode, giving it a homely and nostalgic feel.
Get the Right Lighting Lighting is an essential feature that can totally transform any space, both inside and out. Consequently, it is essential to install the right kind of lighting in your She Shed to ensure you can use it how you’d like to. For example, if you will be using the space for practical hobbies such as artwork or baking, the lighting will need to be bright and well-spaced so that your She Shed is sufficiently lit at all times. Alternatively, low-level lighting can be used to create a calm and serene atmosphere, providing soft illumination to help you relax and enjoy some ‘me time’ in your characterful new space.
Don’t be Afraid to Change It Once you have styled it and added all the extras, you will be left with a gorgeous little She Shed to call your own. However, it is important to remember that this is a space that should always reflect you; consequently, if your style or interests change, don’t be afraid to change your She Shed too!
Have you got any other tips on how to create the perfect She Shed? If so, we’d love you to share them with us! Get in touch on our social media and tell us about your She Shed or better still, send us some photographs of your special space to inspire others. Alternatively, if you’re searching for some great accessories for She Shed, head over to our website now to browse our extensive range of personalised crates.