I was asked by Furniture At Work to have a think about my own home office space after reading their fun post on home offices spaces from TV and Film shows. Imagine having a Harry Potter home office!
I’ve been working from home since Tyler was about 2 years old, and up until about a couple of years ago I only ever worked from the laptop on my lap. I didn’t have anywhere I could have a desk or an office space but it did the job. But about 2 years ago I was super lucky and won a competition to spend £500 at a home furniture company. I knew straight away that I was going to spend it on a really nice desk for me.
I was able to make some space in our dining room for my new desk and create a little home office zone that had all my bits and bobs. I was so happy to have this space.
I quickly found that I worked so much more efficiently at my desk, I had all my notebooks. lists, pens and accounts right to hand. Everything I needed was there and I focused properly on things I had to get done.
I invested in a really nice comfy chair that supported my back and allowed me to sit at my desk comfortably for a few hours at a time each day.
As my desk area is within my dining room and open plan lounge, it had to coordinate with my interiors easily as they were all together. I had a lamp that was inherited from my Grandparents which I love, it’s brass so this gave me the opportunity to bring in touches of gold into my home office area.
I wanted to make a ‘hub’ over my office desk where I could have everything to hand, I love lists so being able to see a list of things I needed to do straight in front of me was going to help me to forget less!! I also added some inspirational quotes to it too to keep me motivated!
You need to keep your desk area well lit, I was sent a brilliant light which I can adjust the light settings on it to create a bright white light to help with focus or warm white light when you’re not focusing so much. It’s amazing how much lighting can make a difference in your mood and home feeling.
So here’s my current home office space and the reasons why I decorated it and choose the pieces. It’s made such a difference in my work focus to have this office space in my home, so I 100% suggest it if you can too.