I don’t know what it is about a home-office, but it just screams uber-professional, totally serious, going to take over the world-ness. But that might just be me.
I find that having a dedicated space for work helps me actually, work, instead of just procrastinating on Pinterest and ASOS. I know that I spend far too much time browsing every other site possible if I’m sat on my laptop on the sofa, or get distracted by Netflix.
I’ve always had some sort of office-like work space in pretty much all of my homes, starting out as Uni working spaces, and progressing to a space for me to work on my blog as we have a PC as well as a Chromebook.
In our current house, our work space has relocated three times, and is currently housed in our bedroom after spending a lot of time in our living room, but a growing family means we’ve had to use that space for dining instead.
My new work space is small, but perfectly formed.
I’ve tried to keep it as office-like as possible, as I think an office environment styled space is how I work best and is most likely to keep me motivated – or at least that’s the hope!
Aside from the Kallax unit which my PC sits on (which is also my chest of drawers – yes to multi-use of furniture) I have my favourite office chair to date from Ikea. I also have a newly added shelf (thank you Dann) which houses my very small Polly Pocket collection and a few other little trinkets.
As most of my work is done on the computer or online, I don’t need much in the way of storage, so my office bits are stored inside my bedside cabinet.
I’m also a big fan of plants – in case you hadn’t worked that out from my Instagram – and they play a big role in my office space as I think they’re so important in creating a calming atmosphere.
All in all, it’s a pretty cosy little corner to my bedroom and although I do like to keep a difference between a working space and a relaxing space, I think I’ve managed a good equilibrium!
*collaborative post with a paid-for/sponsored link – all opinions are my own