where I workWednesday, February 10, 2016
At the very end of 2015 I moved my office into the room that was my bedroom, and my bedroom into the room that was my office... and it was probably one of the best decisions ever. I've been living in this apartment for just over a year and from the beginning, I was really unhappy with my bedroom. It was way too small, and I hated that my side of the bed had to be up against the wall in order for the bed to fit without interfering with any of the doors in the room. Such a pain in the butt to make the bed everyday! I was convinced that the much larger room had to be my office though. It has gorgeous light, and lots of space. After not having a dedicated room for my office in my last apartment, I think taking the biggest room in my new apartment was my way to make up for it.
Eventually the bedroom situation got on my last nerve, and my big office wasn't really my favorite anymore either. It's significantly colder in that room, and to be honest, I've always been a bit of a nest-er. I enjoy cozy, warm, secure feeling spaces which is basically the complete opposite of what that space was. It was just too big. I don't why it took me so long to finally figure out "hey, I could totally just switch the two!" but the second I did I got right to work.
The switcheroo was quick, and painless. Even before getting completely settled in I knew it was the right decision. My new bedroom is cool, and I no longer dread making the bed everyday. My new office is compact, cozy, and warm. Because my bed took up so much space in this small room, I wasn't sure what furniture I would be able to bring over from my old office While the lockers were completely out of the question, I set up my desk in the corner of one side and dragged my sewing desk in to put on the opposite side.
I also made room for a handful of plants. This room gets, possibly, even better light than my old room. I guess I never really paid all that much attention since at the time it was simply a place to sleep, I wanted nothing more to do with it. Professor loves it too because he now has access to a kitty height window he can chirp at birds from all day long. It's a win/win.
I love this new set up! I still don't know why it took me so long to think of this solution. I'll share photos of the bedroom soon. It feels a little bit less put together than I'd like though. Part of me know it's because I'm not 100% in love with living here anymore so why put the effort into "finishing" the room? Regardless if I'll be moving in the next few months or not, I know that I'd really like some photos of the bedroom to look back upon. Maybe I just need a comforter or something to get my butt into gear!
A few sources :
▴ sewing desk + computer desk
▴ butterfly poster
▴ moon calendar
▴ cactus print
▴ floral calendar
▴ see the world pennant
▴ friend to bugs patch
▴ where is my mind print
▴ teeth containers
▴ keyboard decals
The circle shelf is from Home Goods. Plant stand and maps are vintage. Blue cart and wall pockets are from Ikea. If you're curious about anything else, just ask!
You can view all of my other previous office set ups under the tag "where I work", and see more of my apartment under the tag "apartment".