Whether you’re someone who works from home or someone who’s never home. Having a space to sit down with a notebook or laptop is so important. For months I didn’t have a space other than local coffee shops. As much as I love going to coffee shops…. it’s not always the most convenient…. just thinking about having to get ready…. to face the people in the coffee shop would keep me from getting things done. Plus, if you’ve got a space where you can sit with your coffee in the morning when everyone else is asleep…. whether it’s the morning or night time ;) big things can happen! I started on Pinterest. I created a board for all things office related. Click here to check it out, but don’t feel like you have to use my board. Regardless where you find your inspiration for this space, you have to have an idea of what you want it to look like. Where is this space going to be? Your bedroom, your basement, a space in the living room? You’ve gotta figure out how to make it functional.
So once you’ve saved enough photos you'll have a better idea of what your style is. If the furniture you have doesn't make the cut anymore, you'll need to figure out where to buy either new or used furniture. Whether that be through Facebook buy sell trade groups, Wayfair, or Amazon…. start researching where you can purchase these items. You’ll need at least a desk, a comfortable chair, and a lamp. Take these items and create a small sketch of where you'd want these items to end up. If you just had a mini panic attack thinking you're not creative and you cant sketch... think again. If you can draw boxes in the areas you'd want your furniture, that will work perfectly ;) no excused now!
When it comes to details….. I’ll be honest I planned on writing this blog post months ago, but i didn’t want to write it until I had created my space and had more content to share. I ended up hanging 3 small shelves on the wall above my desk and they’ve come in handy! I have a coffee mug with pencils in it, so they’re easily accessible, but not on the desk in the way of everything. I also placed 3 of the current books I’m reading so that I can take little 15minute breaks and dive into those for inspiration!
As you can see in the photo above I have little dream boards on cork board that are leaning on the wall behind my laptop….. they were constantly falling behind the desk and got in the way a lot so I purchased a gold metal grid where I’ve hung my goals and pictures of things I’d like to obtain or accomplish! A dream board ;) highly recommend having one right in front of you so you don’t forget what you’re running towards! I also have a calendar just to keep track of birthdays and a fun gold giant envelope where I keep stamps and cards I’ll be mailing out. These few items cost me less than $20 at target and make a world of difference!
This is my ideal space. I’ve recently added a scanner to scan my artwork with and have a great box underneath where I keep my personal files. This space has allowed me to procrastinate less and produce more! If this blog post helps you create your own space, I would love to hear all about it!!