I’ve been talking about having a proper space to work now for some time, but since I have now taken the (giant) leap into working from home, I really can’t afford to not have a productive workspace where I can work from home with confidence and a touch of organisation.
Well over the last few weeks I have been setting myself up a nice new office space. I debated over where to put my home office, trying to work out how best to utilise the small space I have and negotiate small children. I decided to go for the living room – my only concern with this is that the children will be about and I don’t want them messing around with my laptop or paperwork, but with them being so small and at home quite often, I really didn’t think it would be feasible to have the office upstairs and leave them to their own devices, plus it means that on an evening I can still be in the nice warm living room with my husband and, you know, sort of spend time with him… ish.
I’ve been really looking forward to sharing my workspace with you all, I’m very proud of it because I had to really think about how to use the space. We rearranged some of the furniture, put the sofa on an angle and decluttered the room of side tables and bric-a-brac. I then had to search high and low for a desk that would fit in the corner, that was stylish and high enough for me to work with. I found the beautiful Cato desk from Habitat and immediately decided that was the one for me – it measures at only W45 x H77 x L75cm so was ideal for the small space. I thought that black would be a bit oppressive in our living room and wouldn’t suit the decor, white might be a touch modern but the sage green was perfect. Just perfect – I’m in love with my desk and the space underneath it is perfect for storing my crap… wait, I meant paperwork and important, erm, stuff…
Once the desk was chosen I went for a comfy seat, the Patrik from ikea was definitely the one for me because it had a compact form, wheels to help me move about in the corner without scraping my wooden floor and it is oh-so-stylish. Then it was just a case of finishing touches! My finishing touches were a gorgeous vintage style table light from Cox & Cox in pale pink to compliment the sage desk, a matching egg shaped vase (which I keep filled with pretty flowers to breath life into my space), a weekly planner from Lollipop Designs, and then a handful of cute art prints that I found on Etsy that I’ve attached to the wall with washi tape, which is my new obsession. Lastly, I added this stationary box from ikea and a daily checklist for bloggers from ohsoamelia.com – which you can print out too!
What do you think to my new workspace? Are you inspired to create your own or do you already have one?