Man caves are popular nowadays, and they became some sort of a mantra for busy men who spend most of their hours in the office. Who doesn’t want their own space in the house? Who doesn’t want a room where no one is allowed but you? In this room, you are the king/queen. You rule. It can be as messy as you want it to be or can tolerate it to be. Want to play video games? Sure. Want it to have a spa-like ambiance? Why not?
Men shouldn’t be the only ones who deserve their own room in the house. Shouldn’t women have a lady’s lair, too? Don’t women deserve that more than anyone else in that household? Because society tends to be patriarchal, most women do all the work in the house. They take care of the kids. They cook, do the dishes, laundry, fold the clothes, pay the bills, and help the kids with their schoolwork. At the end of the day, they put the kids to sleep and clean the house. Then, they do it all over again tomorrow.
It’s a cycle of abuse both physically and emotionally. It’s physically draining for women to do all this work every day. So why don’t you find an extra room in your house to turn into your own lady cave? If there’s no spare room, the garage, attic, or basement is there for your disposal. Your mental and physical health is still more important than having a storage room for an old sofa and broken refrigerator.
Do a Quick Makeover
Check the room for whatever kinds of repair it needs. For cracks and seals, use a concrete sealing compound to keep the temperature inside the room at the right level. You can also insulate the drywall and install a heater or air-conditioner. If you’re not going to take the whole garage or basement, you can close off a portion and color the room with a neutral shade. Choose the right furniture that will contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the room. Sometimes, it’s not about how relaxing the design is, but simply about having your own space where no one can bother you.
Even the most patient person will get tired of listening to kids screaming all day or watch their boundless energy. Women need a quiet place where they can relax—surf the Internet, check out social media profiles, read a book, watch a movie, etc. Sometimes, all they need is silence. If you have a space available, make sure it’s as far away from the action as much as possible.
It’s hard to work at home amid the rubble of children, cartoon shows, and general distractions. One of the biggest benefits of having your own woman cave is the absence of people touching your things, borrowing them, and not putting them back in their proper places. Of course, the absence of noise is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you need the space for your hobbies or for your work, having this room for yourself is something everyone needs.
You can keep that space as tidy or as messy as you want it to be. You can work in silence or play music while you’re doing your hobbies. In this room, your word is the law.
When you share a home with a husband and your children, you have to compromise in some areas of décor. Sure, your husband may allow you to do as you please in the house’s interior, but you’ll also want him to be comfortable with it. There’s also the children. You have to think about what’s best for them. You want the house to look its best, but the kids have other ideas. They want to turn the living room into their play area, and they want to mess up the kitchen. You can’t always keep it looking the way you want it.
Make your lady save a respite from all the arguments that happen inside the house. Don’t use that space to argue with your husband and don’t even allow your kids inside it. Turn it into a sanctuary. Make it sacred. It should be the happiest place in the house or even the world for you.
The woman cave must be where you feel most relaxed. You should turn it into a space where you can be comfortable in. Whether you want it a bit industrial, chic, classic, or rustic doesn’t matter. You should be the one to rule that space—from the major down to the simplest details in the décor.