Our bedroom has been one part of our home that, until recently, has had the least attention. I’m not the sort for a romantic boudoir or anything particularly girly, so it’s been hard to reflect my style in our bedroom. It’s taken a long time to come up with ideas, or find things I like. I finally feel like I’m getting there, three years after buying our home. The most recent addition to our bedroom is a blogging desk in the corner of the room. A brand new space for me to sit and blog to my heart’s content late into the evenings!
I’d not thought about putting a desk in our bedroom before. We had an office desk in the bedroom of our old home, but it really didn't look right. It was a big typical looking wooden desk with a black swivel office chair. It just felt way too office like for a bedroom and not visually pleasing at all, so when we moved we got rid of the lot and I said ‘no desks in the bedroom!’
Luckily desks don’t all have to look so formal and work like. They can actually look quite fitting in the corner of a bedroom if you pick the right frame and colour. To suit my white minimalistic theme throughout my home I chose a small A-frame desk with one single drawer; nothing too fussy or large, just a perfect little desk to fit neatly in the corner of our bedroom and to blend in with the rest of the decor.
I had no idea if it would make our room look any less like a bedroom and perhaps even strange, but it actually brings the whole room together. We had rather a blank space of wall and floor opposite our bed which looked quite plain and I had no idea what to fill it with, until the blogging desk idea.
We do have a home office space downstairs. It’s a converted garage which is two thirds a playroom and one third an office and storage area. It feels like quite a formal area with calendars, household bills, paperwork, printers, scanners and the general clutter of family life regularly piling up on top of it. I mostly choose to blog in the calmer living room sat at the dining room table, or with the laptop perched on a cushion on my lap. Now I have my very own separate blogging space away from the hustle and bustle of organising our family schedules and separate from the living area. A place I can sit away from the craziness of family life, if I need to, to work in peace and quiet. A little blogging corner of my own.
Working from home is definitely more of a pleasure than a chore, but cabin fever can set in and I often feel I am here 24/7. The walls can start to feel though they are closing in sometimes. A new blogging space will give me the freedom to change my surroundings and pick and choose where I work in the house.
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