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Who would love their own corner to work peacefully in? I know I would, I used to have the 3rd bedroom as an office, but as the family grew the available space in the home shrunk. Working from my lap in the lounge whilst watching day time TV just isn’t productive and it strangles my creative thoughts.
Some people put a desk under their stairs, but unfortunately this is where our boiler is so the option is a no go. Some people use a corner of their bedroom, but to me, the bedroom is for sleeping in. I already struggle to sleep, I would be even worse if my desk was in the corner, I know I would spend all night sat at it working.
I decided to create an “invisible” desk, a double use area. Some where that would look part of the room, as well as be my working area during the day. I decided to use the corner of my dinning room, that way if we were having a dinner party it would be a bar cart, and no one would know it was my desk too.
I purchased the cheap laptop desk from IKEA, and then took myself off to TK MAXX to style it. They have such a great range of accessories, and with their range changing weekly, you never know what you might find.
Desk £30 (IKEA)
Stool £23 (TK MAXX)
Candle £4.99 (TK MAXX)
Flower £2.99 (TK MAXX)
Pen pot £1.99 (TK MAXX)
So when I am not working, the desk becomes a bar cart, perfect when entertaining. You could also use the table to display a bouquet of flowers or a big statement lamp and a curated pile of book. I decided to buy this ceramic stool as it doesn’t look like a stool, more of a piece of art perhaps, if you wanted to keep to a tighter budget you could buy the Marius Stool from IKEA, and up-cycle it with a fluffy rug to cover the top, see instructions here.
Look at any bloggers Instagram feed, and their pictures are beautiful and styled. Flat lays, cosy beds and beautiful work areas feature regularly on many bloggers Instagram accounts. Now with a few affordable items you can have your own Instagram perfect bloggers desk.