We all have them at one point...
The Spare Bedroom / Storage Closet
Ahh yes... the back room where we shamelessly throw things that have no purpose just so we can hide them behind a door and forget about its contents.
It starts with a corner... maybe with some exercise equipment, moving boxes that are full of useless items, clothes you don't wear anymore, the old futon and unused furniture, craft projects that never got completed, old decorations you couldn't part with... until one day you can barely open the door and realize you are in the beginning stages of HOARDING!
My poor husband uses this room as his office. There is a futon underneath all that clutter which means it can also be a nice spare bedroom where friends and family can stay.
At one point it looked really nice. We repainted, added the curtains, hung up some framed photos and artwork, and got the desk area organized. We even fell asleep in there a couple nights watching movies on the desktop.
Well, according to the picture above, you can tell that obviously didn't last very long, and for a while now I have resorted to using the couch and coffee table as my work area.
THIS NEEDS TO END, PEOPLE!
So I decided I'm going to focus on creating an inspiring work environment where I can have my computer and all of my art supplies in one organized space. If I can accomplish this I know it will make it so easy to get things done that I no longer have any more excuses to procrastinate or be unproductive.
So of course I drew inspiration from Pinterest :)
Here are some ideas I have in mind....
I really like this simple clean look, using space vertically instead of horizontally.
I wish I had enough room for something like this...
but I love the colors, the shelving, that cute lamp, and the message board.
I love the light and airy colors in this design because it makes the cramped and cluttered mess still look spacious. I'm thinking I might need some of those tall bookshelves...
How cute is this?
I thought of doing an inspiration board but some strings and clothes pins could do the trick!
This is a little too Miley Cyrus for me... but I love that chalkboard calendar and the built in bookshelf on the side of the desk.
I don't think you can go wrong with a fluffy chair like that...
it's just begging to be sat in!
So I know I'm mostly wishful thinking, but seriously, something needs to be done and soon! Wouldn't you agree? I have a feeling I'll be making several trips to IKEA in the near future...
Any tips for decorating an artist's work space?
P.S. Do you think I have a thing for white desks? :)