A nest of my own

12 May 2010

work space inspiration

This week I've been quite obsessed with the idea of creating a work space in our bedroom. (I blame this beautiful office I saw last week). I'm planning to replace the dressing table with a long white work surface. I've tested out this space by working on the laptop on the dressing table, and I can't believe the difference it's made to my productivity! There is so much light and a view to look out on. (The dressing table is too shallow to use in the long term...) If it's going to work as a proper work space I'm going to have to learn how to put things away and keep it clutter free. There's nothing worse than a messy bedroom!

I've been looking at lots of images of offices/studios, and especially ones that are in bedrooms. Ours won't have a PC out on the desk (as I now have a laptop - yay!) but it will be an area for model making, drawing, studying: a little nest of my own.

work space inspiration

So whilst shuffling the bed across the room late on Sunday night, I decided it's time to add some more colour into the room. I'm thinking about a yellow bedspread like in the picture above, and maybe wall mounted bedside lights. I mentioned the lights to my husband and he looked quite worried. I told him it's really easy to do, right? I'm happy for the wires to show :) I now need to convince him to come to Ikea with me at the weekend... Even if we pay for delivery, we've still got to lift those boxes!

P.S. This is my first post under the new Government: a coalition between the Lib Dem's (YAY!!!) and the Tories (not so yay, but Vince Cable will keep them in line!). After being at each other's throats in the live debates, I just hope they can work together!

*Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

16 comments:

le@thirdontheright said...

can't wait to see the end product of your re-think and congrats on your govt changes ... hope it all works out fab :) best le

Sarai said...

I just love those L-shaped desks. I think they'd be perfect for most rooms!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Good luck to the new gov, they will need it...
I have also been thinking about a small office space in the bedroom but not sure how often I will use it to be honest.... Hope you convince the husband for an ikea trip, my bf is inconvincible anymore ha!
Cant wait to see the result

Melanie said...

Love the corner desk. It's brilliant. I need one of those!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Stephanie Sabbe said...

thanks for the inspiration! I am getting a new home office in our new place. My husband walked by and commented "those look like something you would like"....we have similar taste for sure:)

Punctuation Mark said...

i really need to expand my workspace... it's starting to get really really small!

emma wallace said...

Really, really love the one with the aqua walls!

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Kate said...

ah, I am so there with you about finding a space to create - can't wait to see the pics of your new space :)

anne said...

i'm sure whatever you do will look amazing! have fun :D

junghwa by amy stewart said...

These are lovely. I really need to work on my office. It's only halfway to looking how I'd like it to look, but I think we're trying to move in the next month so I guess the decorating will just have to wait. ;)

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I have a study desk in my room, except I never use it, always just sit on the couch with my laptop. I don't know what it is, my room is just so small and squishy that I don't like being in there unless its for sleeping.

Thanks for the comment on my blog by the way, I'm feeling better today.

jen said...

i think having ample work space (i.e. tables ans desks) is key to productivity. my office has both a corner desk and a long table/desk (both from ikea) and while it may seem like overkill, i find it really helpful to have my computer work space and my painting/sewing workspace.

Nicky said...

Love the paint samples on on the wall in that first shot and the red wall paper on the last. Your lamps sound lovely- I'd like em too. We only have one (very) dim light in our room which is quite frustrating... Can't see a thing.

Love the simplicity of the shots you showcase :)

Alex said...

Ooh, I'm not so keen on keeping officey stuff in the bedroom but maybe thats cos I work from home and my work is all over the rest of the house!

one sydney road said...

We definitely have some similar tastes! I love that yellow bedspread btw...that's a must :) But I know what you mean about wanting light in your workspace and some room to work. I think your ideas are great!

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