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Creating the Perfect Workspace at Home

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I never thought I’d need a specific place to work. I assumed that as long as I had my phone, laptop, notepad and pen, that technically I could work anywhere and yes this is true. However, I find that if I just set up and work anywhere I am not necessarily overly productive. Yes, it’s nice on the exceptionally rare occasion I manage it, to escape to a coffee house and abuse the free Wi-Fi and excellent coffee but on a long-term basis I actually need a proper work space. There isn’t a lot of space available in my current home, so it is going to have to go in my bedroom, but it does mean that it will be just for me…

Location

I know I said that I didn’t have much choice in my current house but actually it is in fact a prime location. I wanted somewhere with good light so that if needs be I could film and photograph from my desk and luckily, I had a long free wall below a big window that looks out onto the garden and has the sun most of the day.

Of course, it is also important that I added a blind so that I could block the sun when I needed to stop the reflective glare on my screen. I found some nice blinds here – I also chose a blackout blind because I do have a night time bed invader too.

Furniture

Now the window is really big, so I had quite a wide space but not very deep so needed the perfect desk and chair to fit into the space that would give me enough room to work – you’d be surprised what a blogger needs to work. I found some really good desks at Lionshome and I loved the various storage options available for the different desks as I have products coming in and folders with contracts and client info to store – I’m old school and still love a bit of non-digital. Actually Lionshome had quite a lot of great interiors pieces and some good inspiration too.

My physio would probably say the chair was the most important as I have a really bad back and shoulder and needed to make sure that a chair would be supportive and comfortable for long periods. I also grabbed a foot rest so that I could also elevate my feet when needed.

Accessories

Once all the basics were in place then it was just a matter of accessorising. I found a brilliant lamp from The Range which was rose gold and had various coloured beads on it to fit in with the Moroccan theme of the room.

I of course had to grab myself some beautiful stationery too and grabbed some great bits from Wilko’s which looks gorgeous and has a nice price tag on it too.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a place I can shut myself away in and work. Yes I can work anywhere I need to but it’s great to have somewhere to be productive and hack through my to do list. Do you have a home work space? Why not tweet me a picture to show me?!
*This is a collaborative post

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