Your Perfect Home Office
Sometimes the right space is where you least expect it. Be creative and consider every room in your home to discover where you love working the best.
Like many small business owners, I have a home office. There is an extra bedroom in my house with great windows and a view of the backyard. So, I’ve often wondered why I don’t want to use that room for my office. I love the view, and the light is wonderful. It’s a very pleasant space, but I realized that a space has to “feel” right, too — not just be pleasant. The room that felt right for me was a tiny nook in my kitchen.
The room that felt right for me was a tiny nook in my kitchen.
It’s 4’6” deep by 6’5” wide, with two windows. It also has one of the few heat vents in my house, so it’s toasty in the winter. I added flower boxes with an herb garden under the windows and a hummingbird feeder outside the window. It’s perfect!
The Right Furniture
The next step was getting the “right” furniture. I wanted a desk that that was a bit higher because I am very tall (6’2”), while at the same time keeping expenses down. I found exactly what I was looking for at Ross Dress for Less — a great store for finding hidden gems of home décor. I purchased a console table that is usually placed in a hallway or behind a sofa. The key was that it was three-sided, so I flipped it around to face the wall and there it was — my new desk.
I also found a French country inspired chair from Cost Plus World Market and two sets of drawers with metal accents at HomeGoods (my absolute favorite home décor store). The chair is comfy, and the drawers provide excellent storage for my office and organizing supplies. The best part of my home office is that I actually like to sit there!
The best part of my home office is that I actually like to sit there!
Seeing the birds and squirrels from my window and having all the items that I need at my fingertips makes it a lovely place for working on my business. If you have a home office that needs some tweaking or a new layout, think about what makes you happy. Sit in the space and see how it feels. A few simple changes can make it feel “right” just for you!