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We’ve all heard of man caves – an often off-limits space where the men of the household head off to relax, traditionally associated with pool, darts, gaming stations and beer. Plenty of beer!
But whatever our gender, we all deserve a unique space to call our own. Enter the “she-shed”. Whether you want a tranquil space to escape the 9 to 5 or a lively social spot for the next girls’ night, it’s important to figure out how the space will work best for you.
As interior designer Martin Brudnizki puts it, “There’s nothing nicer than walking into a room that makes you smile.” So here are a few thoughts on creating a garden escape that makes you grin from ear to ear...
An at-home art gallery and studio.
Ideally this space should feature large windows, to allow for a lot of natural light and for gorgeous garden views. Keep your space clutter-free and let your artwork provide the colour and personality. You should consider adding task lighting, such as our Dome Prismatic Pendant Light for any workspaces. And for pointers on how to best illuminate the artwork on your walls, check out our blog on art gallery lighting, here.
A quiet space to address your stack of unread novels.
A place to enjoy afternoon tea in peace.
For this, you may very well prefer a country cottage aesthetic. If so, florals are your friends. Embrace the shabby chic feel with white-painted furniture and a collection of vintage tea cups. Complement this look with delicate glass or porcelain lighting with nature-inspired patterns and shaping, for that extra special, rustic chic touch.
A lively cocktail hour bar.
If an at-home bar is right up your street, open up a window with a hatch and a bar shelf, install a statement LED sign and display your favourite glassware on floating shelves. Industrial styling pairs perfectly with a home bar setting – and the ideal finishing touch to this style is our Orbital Floor Lamp. The lamp ticks every box when it comes to practicality and style and looks gorgeous next to exposed wood. Handmade In Derbyshire using the highest quality raw materials, it’s a statement lighting piece with a warm and welcoming glow.
Whatever your style, turn your space into a sanctuary and create your very own garden getaway. Now, where’s that Britain's Best Shed application form?
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