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Writing shed – A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write

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My dream writing shed

A Room of One’s Own is an essay by Virginia Woolf written back in 1929. It is a feminist text which argues for a space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men.

Well, I am arguing for a literal space to write within a home full of toys and guitars!

Our house is rather full to the brim. I think to gain a writing space I will have to take to the garden. My she shed/writing shed really would be a dream come true. I just love to write and after years of working in a tiny corner of the kitchen, space to be creative would be blissful.

I have been having a little look on Pinterest (okay that is a lie, who has a little look on Pinterest!!) Ahem. After a few hours of browsing, I found my dream writing shed inspiration. Well, actually I should say inspirations as there are so many beautiful writing shed ideas!

I think my favourite sheds are wooden and rustic looking with big windows from Summit Point Roofing.

I do rather like summerhouse with doors that open right up (summerhouse from Tiger Sheds)

tiger shed

I would probably paint my writing shed dove grey or a powder blue.

I would have in my shed a collection of things I needed to write; a desk and chair, paper, books, flowers, a lamp and a throw for chilly mornings. It is the space to call my own I would appreciate the most.


I would paint the walls white and have large windows out onto a garden full of flowers. My accessories would be gold, grey and pale blue, calming, neutral and comforting without being overpowering. I would make room for books and flowers of course but light and airy and simple would be what I wished for most.

I would have a rug, pots of lavender to fragrance my shed and of course a comfy chair to sit and dream in…

A place and a space to call my very own.

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.

Neil Gaiman
This is my entry into a writing shed competition with Tiger Sheds and The The Ana Mum Diary
I hope you have enjoyed my post on creating a writing shed
You might also like my post on how to create a she shed and the magic of potting sheds


  1. August 17, 2015 / 9:03 am

    What a wonderful dream – I can see it so clearly in my mind from your description. Good luck 🙂

  2. Molly
    July 31, 2015 / 7:37 am

    You’ve painted such a wonderful picture of your shed I was there, smelling the lavender and sitting at the desk ready to write! Love the Neil Gaiman quote (and of course Virgina Woolf – still true today) – a really inspiring post.

  3. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    July 28, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    This is beautiful! I was thinking about entering too but I’d quite like to just move in to your shed instead.

  4. July 27, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    I need a writing shed although to be fair, I’d probably settle for somewhere that isn’t the settee x x

  5. July 27, 2015 / 6:15 am

    I’d love an out of the house office that is still at home when the boys are at little bigger. That said I have to say I kind of love the space I have now.
    Perhaps I should invest in a large shed/den for the fellas and stay in here, nice and toasty?
    Fab post x

  6. July 26, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    Ooooh, Becky, I love the desk, the sign the chair, all of it! I’d also LOVE a writing shed!

  7. July 26, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Oh what a lovely idea. I would love a writing shed and your ideas are just gorgeous! Good luck with your entry.

  8. July 26, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    Can I could and visit your writing shed? it sounds amazing, I love the idea of a little place to hide away from the world and just write.

  9. Chris @lidelicio
    July 25, 2015 / 6:45 am

    Oh I’m off in a dream now! I do have a lovely writing space but it’s up in the attic with no view. If I could move it down into the garden it would be perfect! I love that Pinterest board

  10. July 25, 2015 / 6:28 am

    Thanks for the entry and lots of luck with the competition 🙂

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