As I type I’m stretched out on the sofa, under a blanket, kind of watching A Place in the Sun and kind of concentrating on what I’m doing. I can’t help but think I’ll be more productive if I had an office.
Up until June last year, my sister was living with us. She’s moved out but some of her furniture is still in our spare room. Add to that our camping equipment and the washing airer and our second bedroom is getting a little full. However, there is a desk in there and I reckon I can shift hubby’s DJ mixer thingy and laptop and reclaim the desk for my use.
It won’t be a full blown home office because the room is still going to be multi purpose. I’ll still have to share it with the clutter and the washing but at least I’ll be able to close the door, put some music on and knuckle down to some serious blogging. Hopefully it’ll be more productive than sitting on the sofa in front of the tv where it’s so easy to get distracted. Especially when hubby’s playing COD and keeps wanting to show me things. He doesn’t seem to understand that Xbox isn’t a spectator sport!
I’m hoping one day I’ll be able to have a desk in a proper guest room rather than a room filled with junk! But I’ve found that Wilko do screens that I believe could be the perfect antidote. Although they’re £75, so not the cheapest option. Maybe I should just tidy up.
Because I’ve been planning my home office for a while I’ve created this Pinterest board:
My spare room is painted pale blue with blue carpet. I reckon I’ll get a rug or something and put some pictures up. I really like the inspirational quote prints on TheEverygirl but they don’t ship to the UK.
Even if I successfully hide all the crap in the room, make my desk nice and put all the gorgeous pictures up I want, there’s still one problem. Superman curtains….
The spare room was supposed to get turned into hubby’s man cave. I don’t think he’d be very happy if I took them down. Oh well.
So if I’m going to set up my perfect workspace what do I need? What are your home office must haves? Please leave a comment below!
Having a little space that you can make your office is so helpful. I do have a small attic room that I use although I do still fall into sitting on the sofa with my laptop quite often! Love your Pinterest board, am going to follow that right now and get pinning some inspiration for my dream office!! All the best – Louise
Thanks Louise! It’s so easy to think you’re multitasking but actually you’re distracted. Rachel x