You might not work from home but surely every modern house needs a place to pay the bills, organise the diary and write notes to the teacher? It doesn’t have to have its own dedicated room. It can be a corner of the sitting room or kitchen, under the stairs, or even in the garden shed, but it does need to feel well organised and welcoming.
If you can place the desk in front of the window it’s definitely a bonus but it might be distracting if you really do have to work. Some storage, somewhere to put the pens, a task light and a comfy chair are all you really need.
An inspiration board of some kind helps to make the space attractive as well as functional but the desk itself can be as simple as floorboards laid across brackets as in the image above. Trestles are also another budget option, or a piece of upcycled furniture that you have found or already own.
I love that all of the images here show the individuality of the owner. Don’t you love the pegs on string idea above?
A word of warning; don’t let the desk become a dumping ground or you will never use it. You know what they say ‘a tidy desk means a tidy mind.’
Where do you do the household accounts?
Images sources: 1 The home of stylist Emma Persson Lagerberg photographed by Petra Bindel. 2 Norm Architects via Bo Bedre. 3 The home of Emma Reddington via Design Sponge. 4 The Veda House via Eva Black Design.