Life doesn’t have to be about all work and no play (or vice versa) and neither do home offices! I LOVED this ridiculously cute and pretty decorating idea when I saw it in Ideal Home‘s latest mag, and STOLE the picture so I could share it with you.
Here are their 5 easy steps to getting the look.
1) Invest in an L-shaped desk for this dual-purpose space, so that you can tuck it into the corner, using one side for each activity. You could even share it with someone else – his and hers crafting anyone? (I will personally applaude anyone who manages to get their man to take part during the World Cup!)
2) Keep it practical. Go for easy-to-sweep flooring, wipe clean surfaces and a swivel chair so you can move between your work areas easily.
3) Use natural light. Position your computer where the sun isn’t going to reflect on the screen, and use a directional Anglepoise lamp for crafting.
4) Wall-mounted storage is a great space-saving option. Mix open shelving, hooks, racks and cubbyholes so you can store everything from bulky fabric rolls to cotton reels – and don’t forget sets of drawers to keep tools and paperwork organised and out of sight.
5) Think outside the box. Put items you already have to good use – food jars and vintage crockery are ideal for ribbons and cotton reels, and garden tool holders can be used as brackets for storing rolls of fabric. Fabric bags hung from peg rolls can keep brochures and swatches in order.
And there you have it!
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