Design the Perfect She Shed or Man Cave!


With as much time as many of us have been spending at home lately, it can be important to make sure you have a space to call your own. John Elliott Interiors is the best interior designer at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you design the perfect space. Keep reading to learn our tips and advice for how to create your ideal space!

Man Caves & She Sheds

A man cave or she shed should reflect you and the things you love to do most. It's where you will keep your hobbies and favorite things so they are ready and there for you when you have the time to enjoy them.

If you want to get completely away from the house, you can build a nice shed in the backyard. (These have been greatly upgraded from tool sheds of the past.) Your private space can also be a room inside the house, or possibly an entire floor if you have a basement or loft that isn't being used for another purpose. If you don't have a vehicle to park in the garage, you can also convert the garage into the perfect game room, art studio, or other great space to enjoy. 

How Many People Will You Entertain?

Decide if this is an area that you want to use as your private getaway, all by yourself, or if you will use it to entertain friends. This will make a big difference in the amount of seating needed, as well as other items you will want to have on hand.

If you are the only person allowed, a giant comfy chair or a cozy chaise lounge or loveseat that you can spread out in can be perfect. For rooms where you'll be inviting others to join you, in addition to extra seating you may also want to have a bar area set up or maybe even a table you can all sit around.


How Will the Space Be Used?

What activity do you wish you had more time and space to do? This room could be a quiet place where you can escape into a good book or catch up on a pile of magazine subscriptions. You may want a space where you can work on art or craft projects and leave your work out without worry of it being disturbed. This room could be where you set up a great sound system for watching movies or sporting events, or it could be where you enjoy playing games of your own like pool or poker.

Deciding exactly how you want to use this space will help you decide which pieces you will need from our luxury furniture store at the Lake of the Ozarks to decorate it with. Function is key, but comfort is a priority too! If you will be installing a large item, such as a pool table, use that as a focal point and work the rest of the interior design in around that.

How Much Space Can You Work With?

If space is limited, you may have to share your man cave or she shed with your spouse as a split space, or it may be a spare room that needs to be used for overnight guests occasionally. This can be done, even if you don't expect to use it for the same purpose.

In this case, make sure there are plenty of storage options so that your hobby items can be kept separately and also out of the way when the other person is using the room. Multi-functional pieces will go a long way in making sure you both have what you need in the room to accomplish your goals.

Interior Design at the Lake 

Whether you are getting to set up your personal getaway in a fancy shed away from the house, a basement or loft, or a spare room in the home, our Lake of the Ozarks interior design specialists can make it work for you, turning it into an oasis you will truly enjoy. You should be able to find the perfect furniture and decorative items you need right here at John Elliott Interiors. Stop by and take a look around. It may be just the inspiration you've been looking for!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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