The female alternative to the “man cave”, woman caves are becoming the must-have for women wanting a place to relax and unwind.
But what is a woman’s cave?
In short, a woman’s cave is a practical space where women can relax and have some me-time without interruption from their male counterparts. Sound good? Here’s how to create one.
Choose your space
First and foremost, you’ll need to decide where your woman cave will be. Most people choose to have their woman cave in their garden shed or summerhouse, away from it all. But you can also use a loft space, a basement or even your spare room if you like.
If you’re not blessed with space but do have a walk-in closet, why not have a thorough sort out and transform your wardrobe into a cosy woman cave?
De-clutter and choose a colour scheme
Did you know that having excess clutter around your home can cause you undue stress and anxiety? And with 74% of us feeling stressed already, that’s certainly a no-go! Where possible, it’s best to get rid of clutter and opt for calming, peaceful colours that reduce anxiety such as blues, pinks and greens.
Once you’ve de-cluttered and redecorated, then you can properly focus on mindfulness techniques to help you relax and unwind.
Invest in some comfortable seating
Whatever you choose to do in your woman cave, chances are you’ll want a relaxing place to sit and watch the world go by. Whether you choose to take a short nap, listen to music, browse the internet or dabble in some online shopping (yes please!), you’ll want to do so comfortably.
A snuggly sofa or armchair may be great in an ideal world, but these can be extremely expensive. Instead, why not opt for a homemade bench seat and cushions? All you need are some electric screwdrivers, MDF board and a spot of patience and you’ll be onto a winner.
Once you’ve got your base sorted, make sure to accessorise your room with squishy cushions and soft throws to add a touch of serenity to the space.
Consider other small décor ideas
Finally, it’s time to add the finishing touches. You’ll want to make your woman cave as homely as possible, so it’s important not to neglect the finishing touches.
Fill your babe cave with things that will make you feel joyful and relaxed. Whether that’s artwork you’ve picked up from your travels abroad, some wonderful smelling candles, trinkets you’ve had for years or even some framed photographs, if you love it – it belongs in the babe cave!
The bottom line is that there is no hard and fast rule as to what constitutes an ideal woman cave. As it’s a place for you and you alone, there’s really no right and wrong! So why not get creative and see what a little DIY could do for you?