Creating an "Office" for $100

 

I was TIRED of editing on my couch:

So, like any other person would, I tried to find an alternate route. This whole set-up took a lot of figuring out for me over the last few months because my body had finally had it with me and my couch-creativity. However, I have very minimal space to work with, and of course, it needed to be a spot I could love and enjoy coming to whenever Lightroom calls my name.

Flashback to a few Saturday mornings ago:
I had just drank my morning cup o’joe, and I was feeling an itch to reorganize. I’ve always been this way, and I’m sure it’s sometimes hard to deal with (thanks for dealing with it, Jake). This Saturday morning in particular, I was antsy to create my own little space that I could feel professional at. After running through a few options that included a few things I already owned (unsuccessful), I decided it was a trip to the great and powerful IKEA.
One great tip I can offer? Make your list online before you go. You’ll end up saving some cash that way and avoid any cash-pit wandering that may occur :).
With a solid plan in mind, I skipped over to my computer, and began my shopping journey from home.
That’s when I happened upon these two affordable office items that changed my at-home desk life.

The BLECKBERGET Swivel Chair - This chair, while only having a price point of $50.00, is super comfy and easy to assemble. It offers great back support, and I’m absolutely in love with the mint green color.

And the most space-saving desk you ever did see:
The MICKE Desk - It is so tiny and perfect, yet wide so your computer fits as well as a small lamp. Honestly, it's so tiny and perfect, I feel like you could place it practically anywhere and it will look great definitely one of my favorite finds yet. It also offers a small accessory drawer underneath. I keep my hard drives and CF Cards in here. If I didn’t want to keep it on my desk for aesthetic reasons, my 13” MacBook Pro would fit in there too! Assembly for this was somewhat complicated, but I would describe it most as time consuming. Once it’s assembled, it’s totally worth it, though.

Those are the two major elements that make my desk space super usable and cutesy and ugh…insanely perfect. Throw up some little details on the wall above it, add in a color-complimenting lamp, and you’re all set!

I hope this helps all of you out there that need a little “you space”. It’s liberating when you have an entire work area to call your own.
Keep creating and finding every excuse to visit IKEA when you can,
-Stevie

My initial set-up before my decor trip :)

My initial set-up before my decor trip :)

I snagged these cute wall details from Target (another $25 total). Just go ham in their little $6.00 decor section. It’s incredible, and the dried eucalyptus leaves came from the fresh floral section of Trader Joe’s.

I snagged these cute wall details from Target (another $25 total). Just go ham in their little $6.00 decor section. It’s incredible, and the dried eucalyptus leaves came from the fresh floral section of Trader Joe’s.