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Tips for Creating the Perfect She-Shed for Mom


Posted: April 07, 2021 by Alysia Bauer

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! Are you trying to find a fun gift for mom this year? Consider the gift of a she-shed! Moms everywhere are turning their ordinary backyard sheds into a private space to escape to and get away from the world. Check out the tips below to help guide you in create that perfect space for mom.

Find The Space

The first and most obvious step is to either obtain a pre-made shed or build one yourself if you don’t already have one in the backyard you plan on using for the project. In addition, it isn’t often required but it is a good idea to check to see if you need a building permit before you begin. That would inform you on whether there are any size restrictions or if there are any other regulations you need to follow.

Make A List

Before you get too ahead of yourself with decorating, make a list of everything that needs to be completed. Do you need electricity? If you are using a pre-existing shed, is the structure in good shape? Are there any repairs that are needed? Do you need new flooring? By making a thorough list of everything that needs completed, you can ensure that mom’s new space is usable and, most important, safe. As an bonus tip, don’t forget to get a smoke detector for this space!

Define A Purpose

An important step in creating that perfect space for mom is to determine what she is going to use that space for. Whether it is for crafting, exercising, gardening, a home office, or somewhere just to relax, the best she-sheds are designed with a specific purpose in mind. Once you have that determined, you can run with your ideas and get creative!

Add Some Color

Whether you are starting from scratch or converting a backyard shed, you would be surprised how big of a difference one coat of paint can make on a space! Consider an accent wall or a fun colors to bring that space to life. Or, maybe even add a fun wallpaper to create a unique and bold space.

Time To Decorate

Let the fun begin! If you don’t have any spare furniture or decor to put in the she-shed, consider searching flea markets, antique shops, thrift stores and yard sales to obtain some inexpensive items that will make the space feel comfortable and complete. Be sure to get cozy furniture and fun textiles to make the space feel inviting, and be sure to fill the room with items that relate back to the purpose of the space.

Finishing Touches

Before you reveal your latest project to your mom, take some time to make the outside look just as amazing as the inside does – first impressions are important after all! Consider painting the exterior of the shed to her favorite color or to something that suits her personality. Plant some fresh flowers, hang some string lights or lanterns, and maybe even add a cute outdoor sitting area to finish it off.


And there you have it, the perfect she-shed for mom! Now that you are done creating this perfect space, it is time for the big reveal! There is no doubt that she will be surprised and appreciative of all the work you put into her gift – this will be a Mother's Day she is sure to remember!


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