Thursday, 23 July 2015

Bloggers Paradise


You may have seen over the past couple of months that I have posted a couple of photos of my new blogging desk space which I also like to refer to as 'Bloggers Paradise'! :-)

I have received so many compliments and requests for a blog post about my desk space which has been so lovely and it has motivated me to take some nice photographs of it and put together this post. 

This post will be pretty photo heavy but consider it a little personal tour of my desk space. 


My blog and blogging have become such a huge part of my life now and it's something that I really enjoy and spend a lot of time on. It kind of started off as a little hobby and something that I would only do every now and then but it has now developed so much and my following is growing every day which I am so proud of. It's starting to feel like a part time job but in a great way! 


I used to just blog from my bed or from  my dining table but I found that the more work I was putting into it, and the more cute stationery I have been acquiring, I really wanted my own space that I could call home for my blog. I started to gain some inspo on other desk spaces from Instagram and began to form in my mind what I wanted my space to look like. I really wanted it to be somewhere pretty, vibrant and inspiring. I wanted to surround myself with things that make me smile! 


All my main furniture items are from Ikea. I love my Alex desk so much and it was the perfect solution for the space that I had to play with. I also bought the extra Alex add on unit because I knew that I would need some extra drawer space for all my bits and pieces. I love that it creates another level to my desk and along with the two extra smaller drawers it also provides a nice little cubby hole for my laptop to be tucked away under which is great for me as I have two cats who love to climb over everything! 

My Skalberg chair is just a really cheap and cheerful number which is surprisingly comfortable considering it only cost £25! I adore the hot pink and white colour scheme of it and it was exactly what I wanted to brighten up the space. I also bought the Tejn faux sheepskin rug to throw over the top just for an added bit of comfort. 



My wall shelves are also from Ikea and I particularly liked these Ribba picture ledge shelves as they're perfect for standing bits and pieces on. As you can see mine hold all sorts from photos, postcards, candles and stationery. They provide me with some needed extra storage and a place to display some of my favourite items. I've also decorated around them a bit just because I can't stand blank walls and find myself getting a bit carried away with my washi tape!


I also have a much larger Ikea wall shelf above everything and this provides a home to some of my larger items and also my cacti collection. 



I think I probably have enough stationery to open up a shop! I'm certainly never short of a notepad or sticker should I need one!


I also have an area of wall which i've dedicated to making up a photo frame collage on. These are all photos of my husband & I's travels over the past few years and theres a lot of fond memories in one place. This wall also motivates me for our future and where else we want to explore! 

* I mentioned a little while back that the dolphin photo is representative of what I feel to be one of my biggest regrets and something I wish I had never done. But it also reminds me of how far I have come and everything that I have learnt in terms of animal rights and Veganism. 


I hope you've enjoyed this little tour of my workspace! I also hope it has inspired some of you to make your dream blogging area and somewhere you can feel both at home and creative. If you have any specific questions then please do comment below and i'll come straight back to you :-)

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  1. I love how colourful and organised your area looks! I really need to do a similar sort of thing with mine, such inspiration! :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Yasmina! It really does make a difference having somewhere you love to work x

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  2. What a beautiful, bright space! I'm a firm believer that having a comfortable and inspiring place to work in helps you create to the best of your abilities :) I love the tassel decoration - is that a DIY?

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Nadia :-) I love the tassels too, they were an Etsy purchase from Studio Mucci. However I have since found that there are a few Etsy sellers making these & UK based which may be cheaper. I have also been tempted to learn how to make them myself as think they're pretty easy! x

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  3. I LOVE this! It's so pretty and colourful! Adore all the stationary too, cute stationary is the best! xx

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  4. Aww thank you so much for your kind comment :-) Glad you like it xxx

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