See how a writing desk can be so much more than a work space, and learn how to create a happy place in your own home.
I didn’t always have this desk. Before it found its home in front of my living room window, back when it was living in a box on the shelf at Target, I wrote my blog posts on the couch, but with a husband, an 8-year-old, a dog, and two cats, the couch got pretty crowded. I needed a space of my own.
So one super rainy day we brought home this simple writing desk. Hubby put it together in about five minutes (because he’s awesome) and put it in front of the window. I pulled up my comfy chair, draped it with a cozy blanket, and just sat.
I watched the neighbor carry in groceries. I watched a couple of birds chase each other around. I watched a dog walk a lady up and down the road. No, that’s not a typo. You know you’ve seen it before.
This desk is my happy place. I talk to my friends here. I talk to you here, and with the pet bed nearby, I always have one of my furry blog assistants by my side. Look closely and you might find a toy mouse. (They’re pretty much in every other square foot in the house.)
And since the desk is in the living room, I store my laptop inside the drawer when it’s not in use. The desk has so many roles. Sure, it’s where I work, but it’s also where we drop our keys, and it’s where some pretty awesome kid-artwork is created. It turns into the appetizer table at every party, and Anakin thinks it’s his own personal window perch.
But above all, it’s my happy place. Best hundred dollars I’ve ever spent.
Where’s your happy place at home? Is there a spot that instantly makes you feel peaceful? Just curious, do you have a pet that assumes every piece of furniture was purchased for them? That whole “Everything the light touches is my kingdom” kind of pet? I can’t be the only one with animals like that.