Home Office Project: Creating a Blogger’s Workspace Part 2

The Love Chic Living Blogger’s Workspace Project is brought to you in association with Argos.

For the past few months I’ve been writing and blogging full time and during that time I’ve been looking at creating my own workspace or home office.

Unfortunately I don’t have a spare room at home from where I can work, but I do have enough space in the main bedroom upstairs to create a working corner with a desk. In conjunction with Argos, I’ve been putting together some ideas for the kind of thing I’d like to create.

The room is quite large and decorated in tones of teals with black. It’s quite dramatic and as you won’t be surprised to learn has a wall of quite bold wallpaper. We’ve lived with it like this for some years but don’t want to do a complete makeover just yet but I feel like updating it. Creating my workspace is the ideal time to do this.

This is the corner of the room where I’m planning to put the space to better use. As you can see it’s not really well used currently.

creating a home office

 The Requirements:

The workspace need to be functional yet it needs to work with the rest of the room. I don’t want to feel like I’m sat in clutter and I don’t want the desk and associated bits and bobs to take over the room either. So I’m thinking it needs to be well organised and compact, and not feel too much like a desk, but maybe more like a dressing table if necessary.

I’m going to need:

  • Good lighting
  • Comfortable chair
  • Clutter free desktop with good storage
  • A noticeboard for reminders

As I’m taking the opportunity to lift the current décor I’m also going to throw in some extra cushions and lighting, along with a new accent colour.


Making Choices:

There is a huge selection of furniture at Argos and it has taken me some time to look through and choose my items. I’ve been really impressed with the choice, particularly as there are lots of brands like Habitat and Schrieber to choose from too.

In order to visualise how the final result will look I started to create a moodboard as I was selecting the items. This gave me a good idea on how the look would hang together and if it would all work. I love making moodboards on Polyvore and I’m really pleased with how this one showed me the a glimpse into the future.


The Love Chic Living Home Office Moodboard


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Habitat Tommy Desk Lamp

Habitat Tommy Desk Lamp

Desk Dressing Table



Lighting has been really important for the room and so as well as having good lighting at the desk I’ve updated the bedside table lamps too. There is a huge range of lamps at Argos which really impressed me and I was pleasantly surprised at how stylish and modern much of it is.


To compliment the black and teal colour scheme already in the room I’ve decided to add some yellow to lift and brighten the room. I’ll only be using it in accessories like cushions and lamps but this should help give it a fresh, new feel.


I want to try and keep the look modern, uncluttered and a little mid-century if I can. I wasn’t sure if I could achieve this at Argos, but once again I was really impressed. With brands like Habitat and Schreiber on offer it’s so easy to find something suitable, for pretty much any taste. The desk I’ve chosen is actually a dressing table in oak which will look great with the rest of the oak bedroom furniture we have.  The chair is from Habitat at Argos and gives the whole area a more contemporary feel.  The lighting is a mixture from both Habitat and Argos and I’m thrilled with the noticeboard from Graham and Brown at Argos.

Next week once I’ve physically done the makeover and created my blogger’s workspace I’ll be back to show you the finished result. I’m sure there will be a few extra finishing touches added to the scheme but I can’t wait to pull it altogether and see how it works for me. It’s going to make such a difference to my working life!

Disclosure: The products shown and mentioned were kindly provided by Argos. The opinions and comments expressed are genuine and honest.


Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. becky
    May 17, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    OOh I like your ideas specially those cushions!

  2. Ali
    May 18, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Loving the lamps and cushions and your choice of colours very nice 🙂

    • Jen
      May 20, 2013 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks Ali! I love the bit where you get to plan and buy, great fun! 😉

  3. Alexander Residence
    May 20, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Love the colours you have chosen, I had forgotten how much yellow cheers me up, I am sat here surrounded by reds, would quite like a more mellow workspace!

    • Jen
      May 20, 2013 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks! I have a bit of a thing for yellow at the moment so I was really chuffed I could work it into the current colour scheme. Looking forward to accessorising!

  4. Amanda Cottingham
    May 27, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Love this look, I think it’s going to look amazing. Can’t wait to see the finished result!

    • Jen
      June 3, 2013 / 9:36 am

      Thanks! I’m working on it as we speak!!

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