Hello. How are you spending your long weekend so far? Me? I spent a good part of it daydreaming about home office spaces. Here are some of my Pinterest finds.
The thing is, I’ve been struggling with working from home for months. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to work from home. I’m blessed to have this special work setup where I get to work from home two days a week and report to the office 3 days; And while I wish I had more work-from-home days, I’m happy to have the best of both worlds, having a real office, and being able to work from home too.
My main struggle is not having a real work space at home. We live in a two-bedroom apartment and much of our space has been consumed by these two tiny humans and their ridiculous amount of toys and clothes. Without the luxury of my own space, our dining table is my makeshift office desk, which is basically 10 baby steps away from where the twins hang out during the day. Again, pros and cons. Yay, I can see them while I work, and I can take a break to play with them anytime I want. Boo, they can also crawl up to me and interrupt my work anytime they want. (Well, the boos can be yays too.)
This year one of my personal project is to convert a corner of the spare bedroom (which is part our helper’s quarters and part the twins’ walk-in closet) to a little office space where I can lock myself in during the day. Thankfully, Pinterest is a good place to find inspiration.
I almost entitled this post “Realistic Home Office Inspiration for Small Spaces” but changed my mind because realistic is a subjective word, and what’s realistic to others may not be for me. I had to control myself from pinning pretty home offices with huge desks, floor-to-ceiling shelves, bulky cushioned office chairs. I had to pick pegs that are realistic to the small space I’m working on, and the existing materials I have.
My little project is still a work in progress; In the meantime, ‘m pinning stuff and taking notes of what I want to apply in my own home office. How does your work space at home look like? Let’s share pictures! Also, check this out: 50 Scandinavian Home Office Designs. Drool.