Like many of you, my writing space changes constantly. Because up until now, I didn’t have a designated space. Sometimes, I write at the dining room table, sometimes at the kitchen bar. Other days I bring my lap top to the couch. I’ve written in coffee shops and in my car while waiting for kids at soccer practice. I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to have a writing space to call my own.
This summer I’ve been working on exactly that. I’ve moved our television out of our spare room and put a desk into the empty space. My daughter is happy because the tv is in her bedroom now. (She is in university so it’s kind of like having a dorm room at home for her.) The sofa hide a bed stayed since I’m so used to writing on the couch already so if I’m tired of sitting in the chair, I can move there with my laptop. We had a beach themed room so I removed some of the ‘beachy’ items you see above.
Then I brought in some more of my books! A lot of these had been stored under my bed and I love having them out where I can see them. Most of my picture books are already stored in the closet (not shown) so that didn’t need to change. I found an empty David’s Tea container for pens which I think is really cool. I like being resourceful and re-using items. I didn’t buy a new desk either as you will see.
Then I bought a few office things from IKEA. I got an office chair, which my husband refers to as my mushroom chair. Maybe it would be better to call it a toad stool for picture book inspiration. Hee hee. I added a desk lamp, a drawer unit, a message board, and a couple of book holders. According to reviews, the message board is better used with magnets than as a white board and that’s fine with me. The desk itself has a story. This is where my husband did all his school work as a teenager and his great uncle built it! It is actually a gate-leg table so I can make it smaller if needed by folding down the front section.
And now I’ve surrounded myself with inspiration. Books to fill the well, a desk and a chair for writing. A sofa for reading. Lots of cozy pillows. It’s pretty darn awesome! My cozy office hideaway is nearly complete.
Looking at my progress so far, I will probably add a little more shelf space for books. You can never have too many books, right? I will keep you posted if I make any further changes. Thanks for reading.