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When Your Workspace Is Your Bedroom

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Hannah Beasley 12 Comments

Nope, I don’t have a studio. Or an office. Or even my own tiny room that I can dedicate to work. I literally work out of home…specifically out of the room I share with my sister. And hey! It works! Sure, it gets a little cramped and I don’t always like half my view being of my dresser and the bunk bed. It’s not always fun to have paper and pens and notebooks creeping their way around the room until it feels like I can’t escape my job. But at the same time it’s nice to have that wonderful and precious espresso machine right downstairs in the kitchen, to be able to run down for lunch whenever, and to go hang out with the fam  and my little babies (Rusty and Carley. Our dogs if you couldn’t guess. ;) ) when I need a break.

ANYWAY, when I really started my business on a serious level (around 2011/2012) I decided I needed to carve out space in my room to work, and I did my best to constrain that area to only work. I bought an L-shaped desk from Walmart (yay for affordable-ness), and that paired with my bookshelf (which is always overflowing) helped to get the space organized. Last week I decided it was high time to make it more “me,” to make it more of an area that I actually want to go work in! So I put together an evergreen/photo wall decoration, and I love how it turned out. I ended up taking long sprigs from an evergreen and tying them together with wire, and then I printed the photos myself and hung them with string, thumbtacks, and the ever-important tape. ;)

I’ve been trying to do a better job of being 100% done with work at the end of the day. I believe it’s very important to have a clean break at some point – to be able to set aside your job and relax. And I think by doing some organizing and strategizing, you can make that easier to accomplish. It’s been helpful for me to have my little corner office instead of spreading my work all over the place – I think it helps me set aside my job each day.

So that’s where I work! Do you work out of your home as well? Do you like creating a space that is “you?”

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(also, can I just say how much I love my phone case??? It makes me happy. =) )


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12 Responses

  1. Emily Ann says:

    Oooh I LOVE it! Your works space looks so lovely!! I love the photograph and evergreen combination!

  2. Taylor Elyse says:

    Beautiful! That garland is a great touch.

  3. That is so neat! And I love your iPhone case!

  4. Angel Y. says:

    My bedroom was my office in high school and I was the most productive. I miss the days of being able to design and develop for hours and hours. Your space looks fantastic and I adore all of the small touches you’ve included to make it your own.

  5. Erin says:

    I completely agree that you need a time in the day where you’re 100% work free. The second I leave my workplace I don’t think about work and get on with what I want to do, but after talking to the 2 other girls that work with me, it seems that they think about it a lot. That said, I’ve found I’m 90% focused on work and only work when I’m there and the others would be at a much lower percentage. I think distance and time away from work in your mind is completely needed.

    All that said, your work space is lovely!

    Erin
    http://www.beingerin.com/

  6. Madison says:

    Your phone case is so gorgeous! Where’d you get it?

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