Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own was a feminist rallying cry for women to have both economic security and protected, private spaces if they were to truly write. As Woolf wrote in her essay, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”
If you’re able to lock a door, or even have a quiet sequestered area that’s just yours, these 25 items can help inspire that area of creation. And, make it a little more beautiful. Okay, and sure, they’re not all “necessary” but they can create a sense of space in your room that makes it sacred. Especially those Virginia Woolf prayer candles.
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
“Thinking is my fighting” quote: Ya know, no need to keep this strictly in the room of one’s own. Put this beautiful print up in every room of the house.
Personalized office door sign: Make sure everyone knows which room is yours.
Virginia Woolf prayer candle: YOU DO YOU.
Metal tree bookends: For a subtle (and practical) nod to Orlando’s oak.
A Room of One’s Own hardcover: Display this beautiful version in a place of honor in your room.
“No need to hurry” quote print: Because sometimes we need the reminder.
Writing journal: *praise hands*
Another writing journal: Just buy me everything from this shop.
“Nevertheless, she persisted” decal: Timely and appropriate.
Antique print of a woman writing: I can’t get over how perfect this is.
Lighthouse literary candle: With sea salt and floral scents. Beautiful.
Nasty woman mug: Woolf was definitely one of the original nasty women.
Virginia Woolf pen: Incredibly on. point.
Room of one’s own print: Full stop.
Mrs. Dalloway’s tea: Every quiet room needs tea.
Mrs. Dalloway book bag: Seriously, all the books.
Mrs. Dalloway print: Hell yah she did.
Handmade Virginia Woolf journal: Gorgeous.
Anonymous bookmark: Never forget.
Virginia Woolf original portrait: It’s expensive, but damn I want it.
Lighthouse lamp: I love the subtle nod and simplicity of this piece.
Sparkly “smash the patriarchy” pens: Woolf would have approved.
Virginia Woolf quote on dreams: So gorgeous. So appropriate to hang in a room of one’s own.
Virginia Woolf wine glass: Because that room of my own will have wine.
If you had (or have) a room of one’s own, what would you fill it with?