If you had seen my work area in my previous job you would have rolled your eyes. It was terrible, no organisation at all. To me it was an organised mess, to the untrained eye it was nothing short of a tip. My workload, plans and inspirations all jumbled together in one huge heap. To get to the actual surface I would have to sweep the pile to one side.
I remember one year my work diary went missing, I accused everybody that came into the staff room of moving it, but to my shame when I cleaned my desk at the end of the year said dairy resurfaced. Now I am not totally convinced it was not planted back at the end of the year, and this is what I told my colleagues. But deep down I knew it had been swallowed down in the deepest depths of my organised mess. Every now and then someone would get sick of it and tidy it for me, and I actually didn’t mind that at all, in fact I quite liked it.
But something has happened since I have been working from my own work area at home, I have become organised, tidy. Now of course a huge factor is that my desk in the lounge, and I like our home to be spotless. Chris and I spent hours lovingly restoring this desk, it s in fact my pride and joy. I feel I have my own little space to create, it feels tranquil and calm. Not an environment I ever feel stressed, or overwhelmed in, because what happens from here on is down to me.
This week I decided I needed to get my little area finished; I had purchased a gorgeous bunting over Christmas and just needed a little more to finnish it off. Monday morning I nipped to B&Q to get myself a picture ledge, and a variety of frames. I had been admiring my good friend Hayley’s picture ledge and decided this was exactly what I needed.
I found the free pintable’s on Chicfetti, it has the most amazing selection it took me ages to choose. The only one I made myself was the Lily Bollinger quote; I have been trying to fit this into our home somewhere for years.
Once armed with my frames and prints, and Chris had put the shelf up for me. I set too arranging my little space and I love it. It blends in with our lounge perfectly and looks so pretty and inspiring. Just what I wanted, it feels the most wonderful space to work. And if I get fed up, or simply want to swap around my images and quotes then I can because it is my little space, somewhere to create, dream and plan.
24 thoughts on “Styling My Work Area”
Your desk is stunning, I have been after something similar and have been searching for one that can be given a new lease of life. I love your work area, the pictures are gorgeous and that bunting! Just lovely xx
Ah thank you, I searched on eBay for months before finding the right one to restore. It feels like such a happy place I love it x
It looks gorgeous, Sarah. I think having a lovely space to work in makes all the difference. Creative surroundings, creative blog. I think this change is going to be fantastic for you xx
Thank you so much Rachel and thank you for your help and support today you are a star. I love having a creative space at home, before I was such a creative job I had no energy for it when I got home, I am loving rekindling my love for craft x
Ah it looks gorgeous Sarah you have done such a great job. I love all the frames and the champagne quote. x
Thanks Katie I am os pleased with it, I know the Bollinger quote is amazing isn’t it? x
Looks amazing Sarag” it look so inviting and I love the bunting and your desk is so sweet. Ooh I would love a space like this in my house. Thank you for the mention, the picture ledges are fab aren’t they, I often just stare up at ours and I love that they are so easy to change round. So glad you have a beautiful workspace sorted for the year ahead xx
You are welcome Hayley, thank you for inspiring me. I love the ledges they look so cool don’t they? I am loving my little space xx
It makes SUCH a difference to have a dedicated workspace, doesn’t it? Particularly one that looks so lovely — and inspiring!
I cannot WAIT for my garden office to be completed!!! I’m more excited than I can possibly say — I can’t wait to kit out my own little work area with lovely prints and knick-knacks!
LOVE it Sarah — the perfect spot for blogging! Thanks for linking up with us lovely — happy new year!! xx #HomeEtc
Happy New Year my lovely, I can not wait to see your garden office it is going to be amazing I know xx
Sarah this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love it all!! x
Ah thanks Kate I am so pleased with it xx
This looks like such a great spot to sit and blog! I love how you’ve styled it – especially the bunting! Hope you enjoy your new workspace and that you spend many a happy hour blogging away there! #HomeEtc
Thanks Gemma, I know I was so excited when I found the bunting its so pretty, and yes I hope I do, in fact I am sure I will x
Totally gorgeous Sarah and I really must get to B&Q soon and get some picture shelves for our dining room (which doubles up as my blogging space lol). You have done amazing in creating your own girlie blogging space, no boys allowed ha xx
Thanks Tracey, and thats not easy in a house full of typical stereotype boys. I know the shelves are fantastic they looks so great and I love how you can just swap them around x
Love it Sarah! I’m hoping to actually do some little makeovers on our home this year. Starting with our lounge and moving on to The Teenagers bedroom. This shelf is a great idea – certainly better than hammering a load of nails in the wall!
I know aren’t they great, I have a list too this year. I think I will start with our bedroom, and then the front porch. It never ends does it x
Looks incredible Sarah and so pretty 🙂 Very inspiring too. You will be unstoppable now!!!! Love the bunting. Thanks for linking up and welcome back! #HomeEtc
Ha ha wouldn’t that be nice, but just merrily away suits me xx
Looks lovely, perfect little organised space, mine at the moment would make you run the other way xx
Ha ha, I am intrigued now, although our own office used to be like this x
Oh Sarah, this is gorgeous. I have serious work space envy. That desk is stunning. Where did you find it? And I love the bunting and picture ledge full of fab prints. I would quite merrily spend hours and hours beavering away if I worked here. Hugs Lucy xxxx
Thanks Lucy, on EBay, I spent months looking for just the right shape and style I just love it xx