Setting up a blog is no easy task. There are a number of decisions to make, from what domain name to choose to who will be responsible for your hosting, right? And let’s be honest, those decisions are way more important than a workspace…. Wait! Are they? I used to think so, forgetting that there are other essentials that can make blogging easier.
Workspace! It’s not something that I planned ahead. I worked off my laptop from the comfort of my bed or couch, and sometimes even on the floor. A few months in and I began to understand that having a dedicated work space was a need.
So, I started searching for a desk options, found a cozy-chic chair, invested on a desktop, added some decorations and it slowly came together. So, if you’re thinking about investing on a dedicated workspace, this is what I recommend.
Get a nice sized desk with enough room for you. My desk is not huge but it is functional. It has enough space for my Mac, mouse, keyboard, but most importantly for me to spread out my notebook and hand write notes and ideas. Then from time to time it also holds lots of toys that my little piles on it, like pretend cupcakes and tea cups – she loves feeding me. 🙂
Get a comfortable but stylish chair. I wanted a chair that was comfortable but also chic – it needed to have a decorative element. I found one that has trim nail head details, which I love. Then, I added a pillow for back support but it also add a decorative touch.
Get chic planning tools. While I don’t have an agenda, I have all appointments and reminders electronically, I do have a notebook. I found one with the cutest motivational quote, “She believed she could, so she did. I’m huge on pep talks and motivational quotes are great reminders to stay focused and keep pushing – at least for me.
Find functional decorative items. Although, my chair and pillow are somewhat decorative, I didn’t stop there. I got this little octopus – my spirit animal – which is such a cute detail on my desk. I also have my photo books which have the cutest trim and bring so much color to my workspace. A framed stock card quote that came on with my last Kate Spade purchase. I’m all about multi-purposing and it was way too cute to toss. Finally, fresh flowers. About once or twice a month I come back from the grocery store with a small ($5) bouquet of flowers for my desk. I just love having these.
You can have pretty storage options. My desk came with two drawers, but I opted to only add one. For extra storage I have a decorative box – see the multi-purposing theme? The box is colorful and it also gives me room store blog related papers.
I have a few more wants, maybe some wall art above my desk and a pretty rug for under my feet… just to name a few. I will work on these updates and share them with you.
But now, I want to ask, do you have a workspace? What is your favorite item if you had to choose one? Mine is between the Octopus & fresh flowers.