Office Plans for the Bedroom

I’ve spent the past 4 months blogging from either…

  1. Our kitchen island
  2. Our bed

Casey-bed-computer-laptopNot exactly the best spots to get work done quickly, efficiently, and without food stains (the kitchen “work space” can get a little messy come dinnertime). But since we don’t have a designated “office” in our home, I’ve been confused as to where to work and where to store all of our office stuff. My laptop is typically shoved in a drawer in the kitchen, while my office supplies are a disorganized mess in the guest room closet.

With the new year, I figured it was finally time to tackle my lack of a work space and get organized for the year ahead. Because our master bedroom is the biggest room in the house, I knew it was a good spot for a neat & streamlined desk area.

Here’s the area I’m talking about.


Not the largest space in the world, but plenty big for a desk, chair, and accessories. With the storage provided by our new nightstands, I no longer needed this larger dresser. It’s now in a new home with a friend.

With the space empty, it was time to come up with a gameplan for the office nook. Because this is our bedroom, I don’t want to do too much in the corner. It needs to remain calming & free of too much “stuff.” Here’s some inspiration I found of small work spaces.


Image via The Everygirl

ashley-ella-design-desk-officeImage via Ashley Ella Design


Image via The Fashionista’s Diary

With the dresser now gone, I’ve been doing some shopping for the space. I definitely want a white desk with an upholstered chair. As for over the desk, I’m not sure if I’ll do a gallery wall or shelves. I’m nervous shelves may crowd the room a bit, but it sure would be nice to have some extra storage.  Here’s my little dream board for my new “office.”

Office Mood Board

Desk // Pouf // Chair // Lamp // Print // Plant // Pillow // Stapler // Macbook Air // Sheepskin

Next week, I’ll show you my progress on this little area. I can’t even tell you how excited I am that I’ll soon have a new spot to sit and get ‘er done. No more typing away while sitting hunched over in the middle of my bed. I don’t know who is more excited…me or my aching back.


  • Summer Hogan

    Can’t to see this come together! I love small work spaces!

    • Thanks Summer! Hope you had a great holiday season 🙂

  • I always regret it the next day when I work on the computer in bed. I am excited (as always) to see your new space!

  • Love the chair! Can’t wait to see it all come together

  • Ohhh can’t wait to see! Love the inspiration. I think you have told me before how you create the inspiration boards you guys do but how do you do them again? I love how you pull your likes together and then add text/comments!

    • We use a site called polyvore. It’s super simple to use…very user-friendly. You can clip products and images from other sites and put them right in there. Then you can add text, graphics, etc. Try it out and let us know how it goes, Colleen!

    • Ah yes got it. I tried the app and couldn’t find the create feature so looked on my lap top and I found it! Thank you!

  • I am obsessed with their blog! Isn’t her style just amazing? And yes, I know the desk you’re talking about….that’s a perfect desk for a small space. Very streamlined like you mentioned.