Latest Trend Offers Mom Her Very Own ‘Man Cave’

Okay. So maybe “man cave for mom” isn’t a term that’s likely to catch on. But whether you call it a “girl grotto or “lady’s living room,” having a private space set aside strictly for the woman of the house is very trendy.

After all, what female today wouldn’t want a room of her own – far away from the hustle and bustle of the family – no matter what it’s called?

Indeed, “she-suites” are the latest fad in interior design, so they’re a trend you might want to consider if you’re in the market for a new home or are sprucing up your current house before putting it on the market.

Whether they’re located in a spare bedroom, a den or a blocked-off corner of a finished basement or decorated in the frothiest pinks and polka dots, antique lace whites or rainbow shades of French meringues, such spaces tend to be both feminine and functional.

But the ways they’re used by the women who inhabit them vary as much as the women themselves.

In her room

Most rooms-for-her include workspaces that are appropriate to the room’s use, such as desks for studying, writing and paying bills or large cutting tables for avid sewers.

Made-to-order storage space is a must and can include everything from craft cupboards for the passionate scrapbooker to the artist’s supply closet.

The room should be pretty, well lit and inviting. And above all else, it needs a door for privacy.

Increasingly, women are enthusiastically participating in social media; through sites such as Pinterest, where users can pin photos to an online inspiration board, they are sharing ideas and finding motivation for new forms of creativity.

Having a place to put all that imagination to work is not a luxury anymore.

Now if we could just figure out what to call it.