A Place To Study

With a little over 6 weeks to the dreaded Junior and Leaving Certificate exams, having a designated area for studying is important to keep the stress levels down. Whether it’s an area of your teenagers bedroom, the attic or an under stair area, there are some important considerations to make the space workable.

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Bring Some Fun to Work

I’m a list maker! I make lists for lists. I follow my To Do List like the bible and I like nothing better than sitting down with a good old pen and paper making a list. I’m a sucker for pretty office stationery and am always on the look out for something stylish and creative for my desk. And I also like to bring a bit of humour to my workspace. So when I discovered a great website selling creative, witty and clever To Do Lists and Note Pads……

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Tiny Home Office Spaces

Working from home has many advantages, no traffic jams, you don’t have to have your hair and make up done if you don’t want to and you can even take a sneaky extended lunch break without getting into trouble with the boss! But it can be also be a lonely atmosphere to work in and can lead to low motivation levels and procrastination, so having a bright and pleasant working space if vital to keep the adrenalin going.

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Funky Home Offices

Home office with floating shelves

As I work from home I’ve turned one of the bedrooms into a home office.  And while it is very functional and efficient….. It’s boring!  So after drooling at Jens office over at MadeByGirl, I’ve been on the hunt for some funky home office solutions.  Check out these lovely ideas from Living etc. Use floating shelves and fitted cupboards to create a spacious working area.  The clever storage in this desk keeps paperwork under control. For a quirky storage idea in your home office, hang bold wallpaper behind a traditional dresser and display funky box files to continue the contemporary look and to ensure the old dresser ties in with your modern lifestyle. Create a gallery wall using family photo’s and vintage accessories to give a romantic twist. This colourful desk and accessories are very striking against the plain white wall. Ladder desks are an ideal alternative if you don’t have a lot of space. I love the way this mirror gives the illusion that this small office is double the size. And how about this for a pretty office.

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