22 Stunning She Shed (and He Shed) Ideas

White shed with outdoor seating under a covered deck in backyard

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Whether you live in a small space without room to spread out or you want your own personal mini getaway in your backyard, a she shed (or he shed) is the perfect solution. Such sheds are small outdoor sheds or structures converted into livable spaces, such as a home office or an art studio. (Some can even serve as granny flats or guest houses.)

Add a beautiful bookshelf to make your she shed into your dream reading nook, or use it to organize and store your garden supplies so that you can create a backyard oasis with ease. Whatever you decide to do with your shed, make it your own.

Take a look at these stunning he and she shed ideas for inspiration.


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    Garden House

    An open shed with natural light, white chairs, and art on an easel.

    Home Made by Carmona

    Your he or she shed should be an escape from your daily life, allowing you to briefly escape your stresses at a moment’s notice. To create a relaxing, stress-free environment in your shed, fill it with decor pieces that make you happy. Opt for comfortable chairs and display artwork that makes you smile.

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    Faux Fireplace

    A hanging chair next to a candle-filled fireplace.

    @ann.living / Instagram

    Having a working fireplace in a tiny shed doesn’t always make sense. While it’s possible, installing one can be expensive and time-consuming. Alas, you can get the same cozy effect of a fireplace with a faux fireplace consisting of several pretty candles, as in this picturesque she shed.

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    Herb Garden Accent

    A hanging herb garden on the side of a shed.

    A Beautiful Mess

    If you don’t want to dedicate your entire shed to gardening, installing one of these simple vertical herb gardens is the perfect space-saving solution. You can make your own by sewing pockets into a length of weed barrier and hanging it from a copper pipe. Place it on the side of your she shed for functional green decor.

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    Ultimate Potting Shed

    A wooden potting shed with plants out front.

    Made on 23rd

    Transform your shed into the potting shed of your dreams. Add plenty of greenery and watering supplies on the outside along with a cute seating area. Inside, organize all of your garden tools and build a table to hold extra soil and offer plenty of space to pot plants and nurture seedlings. If you’re an avid gardener, you need this dreamy potting she shed.

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    Cozy Reading Nook

    A cozy window seat filled with blankets.

    @s.u.s.a.p / Instagram

    Grab all the pillows and blankets you have and create the comfiest nook you can to turn your shed into the ultimate relaxing oasis. A cozy nook can serve multiple purposes—it’s a space to curl up with a good book, relax with a hot cup of tea, or take an uninterrupted nap.

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    Natural Decor

    A brick wall and L-shaped desk with hanging dried flowers above.

    Botanical Tales

    This she shed is straight out of a fairytale. Adopt a similar dreamy look in your shed by incorporating natural decor pieces, like lots and lots of dried flowers. Include different textures and natural materials to make the space even more visually interesting.

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    Rustic Retreat

    A rustic-looking she shed with pillows and blankets.

    Lobster & Swan

    The rustic design style is popular among interior designers and DIYers alike because it’s beautiful and chic yet budget-friendly and natural. Rustic design is aged, rough, and casual. Use rustic design throughout your she shed by incorporating a lot of natural materials and colors as well as vintage decor pieces. Browse your local thrift stores to find unique pieces.

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    Mini Vacation Home

    A black shed with cascading vines on the outside.

    @allprace / Instagram

    With modern decor, greenery, and interesting accent pieces, you can create a truly stunning oasis steps away from your house. This she shed is a lounge on the inside and a dining area on the outside. Add your own vegetable garden and chicken coop and serve all your guests a farm-to-table meal al fresco.

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    Rounded Roof Shed

    A cute shed with a rounded roof decorated for the holidays.

    @luckyplot13 / Instagram

    Go for a more mid-century modern look with a plastic pod with a rounded roof instead of a traditional wooden shed. These look unique, but are a bit smaller than most she sheds, so depending on how you want to use your shed, you’ll have to get creative with multi-purpose furniture and decor pieces.

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    Sewing Shed

    A she shed filled with sewing scraps and a sewing table.

    @ourlittlebluefarmhouse / Instagram

    If sewing or crafting is one of your hobbies (or you’d like it to be), turn your she shed into a beautiful craft room. If you don’t have room in your main house for a sprawling craft room like this one, a sewing or craft shed is an excellent solution. Walking out to your she shed will feel like walking into a different world, allowing you to focus on your work.

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    Outdoor Lounge

    A shed with a cozy outdoor lounge with chairs and candles.

    @herzenstimme / Instagram

    Build a simple wooden deck next to your she shed and create a cozy outdoor living space. Add multiple seating areas and light the area up with twinkle lights or candles for a peaceful vibe. When the weather is warm, invite your friends and family members over for a casual evening under the stars.

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    Pink Palace

    A pink interior she shed with a chandelier.

    At Home With Ashley

    The color pink is a calming but fun color often associated with love. Light pink has grown in popularity in interior design to the point where some designers consider it to be a neutral color. Incorporate it into your she shed design so you can feel instantly calm and loving as soon as you open the door.

    If pink isn’t your color, consider sticking to the monochromatic look with a different color, like sage green or sky blue.

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    Reclaimed Wood She Shed

    A she shed made from old reclaimed wood.

    @thegatheredbarn / Instagram

    Some prefabricated she sheds can begin to look a little too cookie-cutter and common without the right decorations. If you want a one-of-a-kind shed, build it yourself. Peruse thrift stores and reuse stores to find the lumber, doors, and windows you need to build the shed and get to work. You could even hire a contractor to do the work for you if you’re not a DIYer.

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    Home Gym Conversion

    A shed with a pull up bar, weights, and treadmill.

    @andreerepta / Instagram

    Transform your storage shed into your very own home gym. You can load it with cardio equipment and weights or opt for a more relaxing home gym complete with yoga mats, an essential oil diffuser, and lots of room for stretching. If there’s not enough room to move around inside your shed, you can take your exercise routine outdoors and return to your she shed for stretching and recovery.

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    Tucked Away Shed

    A garden shed covered in greenery.

    @vaughanhouse / Instagram

    Plop your she shed in the corner of your yard and plant a magical, lush garden around it. Add a natural stone path to the entrance of your shed to make it look even more dreamy. Use the shed as a greenhouse, potting shed, a relaxing hideaway, or whatever you need it to be.

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    Boho-Style Interior

    A tiny boho home office.

    @goseesuejournal / Instagram

    With the right interior decorating, you can make your she shed feel even more like your own personal paradise. Decorate with boho-inspired pieces, like the ones seen here, for a peaceful and relaxing vibe.

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    Hostess She Shed

    A shed with reclaimed wood tables and chairs.

    @blossomandbranchfarm / Instagram

    Do you love entertaining guests? A she shed with plenty of seating options is perfect for you. Here, you can host elegant dinners, have friends over for a craft night, or relax in solitude.

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    Shed Bar and Lounge

    A table and chairs inside a she shed.

    @aldridgejulie / Instagram

    Who doesn’t want a miniature cocktail bar in their own backyard? Fill your shed with cozy seating options and whimsical decor, then add a bar to serve your guests (and yourself) top-notch cocktails. You can even offer non-alcoholic beverages to those who don’t drink.

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    Victorian Vibe

    A Victorian decorated she shed.

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    Choose ornate decor and furniture to give your she shed an elegant Victorian look. Victorian design is warm and romantic and allows you to embrace your inner royal.

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    Stunning Sanctuary

    A black shed with a cozy interior.

    @dreambound74 / Instagram

    Decorate with cozy candles and fuzzy blankets galore to create your own cozy retreat. You’ll never want to leave!

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    Flower Boxes and Faux Windows

    A wooden she shed with vintage windows and flower boxes.

    @something.gray / Instagram

    Just because your she shed is small and basic doesn’t mean you have to leave it that way. Follow this artist’s lead and use old window frames (find them at antique stores) to create faux windows. Install flower boxes underneath them to give it that classic cottage look and grow your favorite blooms.

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    Organized Workspace

    An organized workspace in a shed.

    @dusty_corners / Instagram

    Make your she shed into a wonderfully organized workspace where your productivity can skyrocket. If you work from home, a she shed makes an ideal home office where you can escape from any distractions, like a sink full of dirty dishes.