The Home Office

I used to have a corner of the living room as my home office. I had everything I needed, a desk, chair, pc and complete filing system including my luxury branded ringbinders.

Then I got sick and rarely used my work station so it was passed on to Star. She now has everything in her bedroom and my living room was reclaimed  became a dumping corner for toy boxes.

I’ve decided now that I’d like it back as a home office. It just felt different having a space to work in. I seemed to get so much more done, I was more productive without distractions. 

The Little Man’s bedroom should really be a home office, it has so many plug sockets and it’s just the perfect size. But I’d have to kick him out and he’s only eight so I don’t think I’d get away with that. Maybe in the future there will be a bedroom shuffle, because I’m sure if one of the other bedrooms became free there would be a rush to move around. The Little Man is happy in his little room for the time being though, so I will have to settle for my living room.

My Ideal Office.

I’m lucky enough to have quite a large living room so I can easily spare a corner. I do think my needs have changed since the last time though. For one, I’d need a very comfortable chair to sit in. I would be using my laptop so the desk would not have to house a pc. I’d like lots of storage for all my paperwork. 

But, it’s not just work, there is also play involved. I like to do a bit of papercraft, so it would be nice to have the desk to use for that. And I really love stationary and pretty things, so it would probably be less office like than before. 

And when I’m not working, I’d love to be able to store everything neatly away.

Inspiration

It will be after Christmas before I can set up my new office because that’s when we’ll be re-decorating. But I’ve been looking on Pinterest for some inspiration. I’m a long way from making up my mind though.

a simple white desk and matching chair against a grey painted wall with a wire bookcase
Maybe if we went for grey, but I’d need more storage
a dark wooden bench beneath a large bookshelf full of books and plants
A bit too cluttered, but I do love bookshelves
An old wooden desk with a a floral chair topped with a painting and a lamp and set against a handpainted mural on the wall
I love the wooden desk
two white cabinets with a plank of wood across the top to make a desk
Or maybe I should have something made to suit. This is a plank of wood over two filing cabinets.

Do you have a home office? 

4 Comments

  1. October 18, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I have a little corner of the living room that is my home office and hubby has his set up in the study. I have an old wooden desk which has a few drawers plus some magazine boxes on the desk for storage. It works well for me. Hope you manage to find something that is just right for you x

  2. October 18, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Hi Anne, I do have a home office and I love it! It’s just a simple little desk and office chair in the corner of our hall (we’re lucky to have a large hallway). It did take me weeks to find a desk that I wanted, which is crazy as it is really simple with no drawers, shelves or keyboard slidey bit. I didn’t want the temptation to hoard stuff away. My husband has offered to put shelves up, but I don’t even want that… I do like the second office down, but without the books shelves. I like the rustic look and the nice bright light… I hope when you do get your office it’s perfect for you.

    xx

  3. October 21, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I’d love a little office! I used to have my desk downstairs, but I have moved it upstairs now where it is a little quieter. Ideally, I would love a summer house up the garden so I can work from there! I hope you get your dream office too. 🙂 x

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

  4. October 21, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Loving the pink and grey theme. May your dream come true. #MMBC

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