Wednesday, 5 November 2014

147. Making A House A Home: The Office

As I'm currently a part-time student with the Open University, I knew as soon as S and I looked around our new flat back in August, that I had to make the spare bedroom my study space. 

Although one end of it acts as a laundry room and, to be honest, general junk space, I've tried my best with a limited budget, time and resources to make part of the room a warm, inviting and inspiring space for me to get my head down and get on with some work.

I've had this desk for a couple of years and the chair was originally my mum's grandma's; it's a really cute pine chair that we've painted white (although it definitely could do with a fresh coat now). I always have some kind of comfy cushion on there too, currently it's a bright red leather one that my mum gave us. 

As you can see in the photos above, I've tried to add some character to the plain, white walls by sticking up a couple of postcards as well as some family memorabilia. My actual desk is over run with my course books, DVDs and of my course my laptop which takes pride of place on this hot pink laptop tray I picked up in IKEA for a few pounds. The plant pot currently housing my pens is from a charity shop and - of course - I always need a cute candle; the pretty little owl candle on the far side of my desk is from Primark.

The cards decorating the door to my right are from a huge pack of Penguin Postcards that I found on Amazon. For just £10.49, I was able to buy 100 postcards of famous book covers, including Wuthering Heights, Brighton Rock, Animal Farm and many more. I thought these would be a nice touch as they add some colour and are also relevant to my degree. I picked my favourites to go up on the door. Any idea what I can do with the remaining eighty or so?!

I plan to share a few more posts about my home over the coming weeks, including one focused on my bedroom and one about our (limited) outdoor space!

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