I’ve spent the past 4 months blogging from either…
- Our kitchen island
- Our bed
Not 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
Image 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.”
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.