With trend pieces appearing in publications ranging from The Washington Post
, this fall is no-doubt the season when the ‘mom cave' concept officially hit the mainstream.
However, the act of matriarchs creating hideaways within a home — usually in a large closet, unused guest room, or an infrequently trafficked nook — isn’t exactly new. Maybe she was a trailblazer, but my own mother set up a bed and desk and totally redecorated my childhood bedroom shortly after my younger brother and I had officially fled the nest and hasn’t looked back. And it’s only fair … my father built a second home
that essentially serves as his man cave.
Senior Editor Nicole Sforza explains
the basics of the ‘mom cave’ phenomenon to Shine:
A mom takes care of everyone in the family, but she also has to take care of herself. 'Mom Caves' allow her to break away from the world, even if just for a few moments, to check in and relax, de-stress, and just plain chill.
With the high-stress holidays around the corner, there’s never been a better time for moms to take a breather from the daily grind and partake in some creative cave building. Securing a space that provides a refuge from kids, husbands, and mother-in-laws is obviously the most important step in making a matriarchal “safe room.” The second most important step? Outfitting it to make it feel comfortable, personalized, and maybe a little bit Zen.
Below you’ll find 10 handmade and/or eco-friendly decorative items that can help any modern "mom cave" seem complete. Moms, do you have any "mom cave"-making tips?
Recycled Spanish Glass Stacking Vases @ West Elm
Arroyo Photo Cubes: Set of 3 @ Branch
k studio Family Series Pillows @ k studio
($152 - base price)
Yellow Owl Workshop Trophy Vase @ Branch