It feels good to work in a space that makes you feel good.
Pre-office makeover, I had a pretty blank slate. The necessities were there, but not much else. If I had to describe it in one word, I’d say “bland.” I knew it needed some aesthetic attention as well as organization.
To get started on the makeover, I collected all the things I wanted for my new office space. This included decorations and comfy elements.
One of my design goals was to add some color and height to my space. When I found a rainbow-print memory board at Ross, I knew it was perfect for above my desk. It went up easily with the large Command strips.
Another goal of mine was to add more comfort to the space. So, I went to T.J. Maxx and picked up a fun, tasseled pillow. I set it on my chair along with an extra blanket that I had at home. Yes, it feels as cozy as it looks.
On one side of my desk, I placed my Blue Yeti mic and planning materials. I’ve talked about it in a previous blog, but I *love* my Create & Cultivate planner. It keeps me accountable and on track. In addition, I have started using a daily to-do list. I really like the layout of this notepad. It allows me to write down what my big goals are each day of the week in addition to my task list.
I also consider my new book a “planning material.” It’s titled “Designing Your Life.” It discusses how you can work towards the future you want, and it even gives you writing prompts. I keep it out so I am inspired to journal and work towards my goals.
There are a few things to note on the other side of my desk as well. First off, I created a schedule that lays out what I have going on each day. I got a simple picture frame from Dollar Tree to put it in. I could’ve hung it, but I liked how it sat against my memory board and miscellaneous box. To its left, I have a geranium & herb scented candle for freshness.
I decided to put one of the Command hooks up to use as a key and mask holder. I have found it helpful to keep on-the-go items in the same place.
If I had to choose just one word to describe my space now, I would say “happy.” Sure, work gets hard. Studying can be challenging. But, getting stuff done is easier when your space inspires you.
What does your dream office look like? How would you use Command? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!