In collaboration with LionsHome
Working from home it’s important to have space where I can work and close the door at the end of the day. For the past couple of years, I have been sharing my home office space with the boys since the other half of the room is their playroom. For the majority of the time, this isn’t too much of a problem because I do the majority of my work when they are at school but sometimes meeting a deadline means I have to work after school or into the evenings once the Beans are all in bed. It gets difficult because my desk is usually covered in their toys, crayons, half coloured pictures and all manner of crumbs or spilt drinks – to say it isn’t conducive to a good work ethic would be an understatement. I have begun sorting out the toys they no longer play with, in a bid to take back space and my dreams of an office to myself and I am already dreaming about how my home office will look.
A New Desk for Mum
I currently work at a corner desk I picked up second hand but I stumbled upon a really good desk on LionsHome which I keep coming back to. Perhaps it’s time to treat me to a shiny new desk with lots of storage space and plenty of worktop space to spread out in my home office. I hate feeling cramped when I am working as it makes me feel overwhelmed and too stifled to be creative. Doing what I do this is obviously not very helpful.
Now my friend Karin would say that the best form of tidying our playroom/office would be to hire a skip and ditch half of it. Honestly, this room gives her anxiety attacks when she comes anywhere near it but the thing is, my Beans take good care of their toys so very slowly I am working my way through and selling off the toys they no longer play with, donating them to the local childminder or to the school/preschool where they are relevant. Obviously, I can’t get rid of everything so I am now in the process of relocating their favourite toys to the boy’s bedroom which has just been updated with new wardrobes and storage for toys. This will leave me with a huge amount of storage space which I am determined not to waste. I could Marie Kondo the lot but I haven’t yet decided if her approach is for me. Have you tried it?
We have been in our house for over 8 years now and this is the only room in the house which hasn’t been redecorated from the magnolia box we moved in with. I really wanted to put my stamp on it but I can’t decide between geometrics, imagery or just colours whether they be bright and white or pale pastels? I recently received a selection of wallpaper samples from Murals Wallpaper. I’m going to tell you more about them very soon but I wanted to show you the yellow ombre effect wallpaper because I think that could work really well with white furniture. What do you think?
If you could create your own office space at home, what would be your first purchase?