Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Attic plans // An office space wish list

So, let's talk about work space. If you work from home, it can often be super tempting to get comfy on your favourite sofa and use your lap as a desk. A sofa desk if you will! I know I do it, far too often! It's a huge distraction for me though as I always end up switching the TV on in the background or doing anything other than 'work'. It's also not very practical! 

This year I'm working on our attic room with the intention of creating some kind of work space/play room hybrid. Somewhere I can actually do work without distraction and somewhere kiddo can play freely. It's a lovely spacious room with plenty of light and it is completely my intention to make the best of this space! 

I've talked about my plans for the play room side of our attic and so today, I wanted to update you with a bit of a wish list for things I'd like to see in the office/work space side of the room.

The first thing to think about when it comes to this room is blinds. I know I've said this more than once before but our attic room gets insufferably hot in the summer months so blackout blinds that provide effective heat and light control are an essential when it comes to planning our attic space. VELUX Blinds have a super range of blinds including a 2-in-1 VELUX blackout and awning blind which looks perfect for our needs. The awning blind cuts out the direct rays from the sun and reduces heat by up to 90% which is just what we need! The blinds come in a range of colour options too so there'll definitely be one that we can all agree on. I like the monochrome graphic pattern best, just saying!


Next, a proper desk. We currently have our old dining table up there that I use as a desk although it's far too tall and just not practical! I'm such a fan of functional furniture and I'll happily pay for timeless pieces that are built to last. I have my eye on this Ebbe Gehl for John Lewis Mira Desk & Filing Cabinet combo, it's just spot on in every sense. I love those rounded corners, the functionality, the storage space! It's perfect.



.... And you can't have a nice desk without a nice chair! Made do a lovely selection of stylish but comfortable looking chairs. I'm having a hard time picking out just one that I like so here are three. Which do you like best?


Finally, lighting. A good desk lamp is also going to be an essential item on my list. I'm one of those people that likes to have lights on to work, especially when it comes to packing up parcels. This glass shade marble table lamp from Oliver Bonas is one that I am definitely lusting after at the moment. It's simple yet stylish.... just my kinda thing!


This is a collaborative post but all thoughts and words are my own.

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