Having a home office space is a rare opportunity, that I have not been able to afford since becoming an adult, and living in several apartments, until we thankfully moved into our first home. The thought occurred to me, when I noticed that we rarely used our guest room. But at the same time, I felt that my life started to move full-swing after getting married, finishing my graduate studies, moving to a different state, and beginning my growing family, not to mention starting my own blog/business.
As a loving mother and devoted wife, the needs of my family naturally came before my own. If my children required something for their growth, and continued development their needs always come before my desire to have an “awesome,” office space. My children’s bedrooms, and living spaces were top priority for my family. Although, I have always had a hidden “interior decorator,” in my spirit. I love to see an empty room come to life! I believe that any room can be transformed into a masterpiece, with a great deal of creativity, and strategic planning for my home. Home décor has continued to become more of a passion in my life, so I truly enjoy sharing my experiences with my close-sister-circle of friends too!
I have worked with a mobile office for many years, meaning taking my laptop all over my home, until I found a nice little corner in my living room to write, check emails, and make coaching calls.
Also, I have utilized some places outside of the home including Starbucks, local library, Subway, and so much more! I consider having my own office space a tremendous blessing, and I am forever grateful that I partnered with Lamps Plus for this gratifying home restoration project this summer. But how do I mix the two rooms together without overwhelming the space and creating clutter in the guest room? I immediately headed over to my favorite social media platform Pinterest and HGTV to search for the most amazing ideas! Some of the furniture pieces that I received are as follows: Serge Black Low back swivel office chair, World Map Glass and Chrome computer desk, Mica collection desk lamp, Camber work station desk lamp with outlet and USB ports, and Decorative silver swirl vase, with a Daisetta Mirrored Black 5 by 7 photo frame.
First, keep the clutter down in the guest room. I have a small storage space at the foot of the bed, that I utilize for books, papers, and other important documents.
I think that it is important to always clean up before guests arrive, and to continue the process shortly after they leave my home. I tuck infrequently used devices into drawers and the closet. However, I cannot forget to leave closet space for guests to hang up there belongings during their visit. I tend to get inspired by beautifully organized spaces that I see on Pinterest and HGTV.
Next, Minimize the impact of a huge bed. A bed is usually the largest object in the room and tends to take up the most space. A queen size bed is somewhat efficient depending on the size of the room. I have the queen sized bed in the middle of the room, with my desk and office chair along the side of the bed facing the wall.
Thirdly, make sure the guest room is tech friendly for my guests. In this day and age everyone travels with a cell phone, laptop, tablet, or all of the above. Make it easy for my guests to charge up, access the internet, and have convenient plugs for their electronic items. This helps from having to move around my furniture searching for plugs and making more of a mess of the space.
In conclusion add my own personal touches to the home office space. I recently attended the Georgia Pinners conference where I created a unique personalized pillow cover. The pillow cover that I have designed is placed on my guest bed to further the personality aspects, and to create a fine texture throughout the guest room. Also, I requested a beautiful picture frame and vase from Lamps Plus that accent the room perfectly!