A Home Office To Call My Own

One of the things I love most about the start of a new year is the chance to wipe the slate clean of all chaos and disorganization from the previous year. I am particularly fond of doing this in my work life, where things can get especially chaotic despite my best efforts otherwise.

Here’s the issue, though. I can tidy, organize, and declutter my office to my heart’s content, but when I get home to my small apartment, any attempt at work organization goes out the window because I have zero dedicated work space. None – unless you count my bed, which, if we’re being completely honest doesn’t lend itself to that much productivity. So again I say, no dedicated workspace.

And that’s a real bummer because I’ve always wanted a home office. I just love the idea of being able to have a creative spot in my home that fosters both inspiration and productivity. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to be in a position in life where I can truly afford an extra room that serves as a dedicated office space. Though recently I realized that my home office doesn’t need to be tucked away in its own room; a small corner of my bedroom or living room should suffice for a desk and chair – the point is that I have a place to go within my home where my brain registers work rather than dog parties and Real Housewives.

With that new clarity in mind, I set to work looking for ideas on how to create my perfect small office. My Office Space board on Pinterest has a nice little collection of ideas for the future space, but I found it even more fun to put together my own inspiration for my office. Check it out:

small office inspiration board

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My goal is to 1) rearrange my room so that I can fit all this stuff without my room looking like that of a furniture hoarder, and 2) start purchasing these items one at a time so that by 2015, I have the perfect small office space to call my own (except that chair – that crazy-expensive beauty is just a pipe dream for this gal).

If you’ve successfully incorporated an office – big or small – into your home, I’d love to hear your secrets. And I’d love suggestions on where I can buy home office accessories even more. Please and thank you!

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