I haven’t had my own desk space for years but since I had the garage of our home converted into a playroom, I’ve managed to claim a corner of it for myself and create my own little work space.
The renovations were finished about a month ago and I’ll post about those soon, so you can see the finished product. From the outside the room looked like a garage, from the inside it had laminate flooring and painted walls, but no insulation or windows and it was pretty cold. If you’d like to you can read about the first stages of the work here.
Now it’s done, I’m so pleased with how it looks and we have another good-sized room to use as family space. Having a desk to myself though means I have somewhere to sit and work, which isn’t the sofa or the kitchen table, and somewhere to store all my paperwork and bits and bobs which usually get lost around the house!
The desk is from Kit Out My Office, and it’s called a UCLIC Aspire Desk and base unit with door. I chose the natural oak but it comes in 16 colours including high gloss white, several bright colours and a range of wood finishes. I love that it has a pretty light looking frame so it doesn’t look too solid in the room, but has the cupboard so things like files and cables can be hidden inside.
It will be great for my writing work, but also as a space for my seven-year-old, Sam, to do his homework and concentrate his many craft activities. His bedroom is a little bit too small for a desk at the moment, perhaps as he gets older he may want fewer toys in there and make more room for a desk, but at the moment he is more than happy to share mine.
I’m using one of my dining chairs at the moment to sit on, which is an Ikea Ingolf chair in white. I picked up a really nice pale grey desk lamp a few weeks ago in the John Lewis sale too. I think it was about £17 as it was ex-display, and has a long-lasting LED bulb.
My desk is right next to the electric radiator and the window, so not only is it nice and light but it’s super warm too. Perfect to help my writing goals of 2017!
I’ve hung some shelves on the wall above, which are the Industrial Wood and Metal Shelves from Cox and Cox. They’re perfect to add interest to the wall and house some of my favourite things, like pictures, plants and candles. I love how they look one on top of the other like this, and they were really easy to fix up (just ask my Dad!).
Since I set my desk up, it has of course been decorated with no end of small toys and Flos favourite Barbies. The My Little Pony was wearing a washi tape hat the other day – naturally I didn’t think my own grown-up desk space could last forever.
This post was written in collaboration with Kit Out My Office.