My new blogging corner, part 1 – the wishlist

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2016 saw my blog go from just a hobby to something a little bit more serious. Although I am by no means a pro blogger or making a monthly wage from my blog, I have been able to make a bit of extra cash from blogging and hope to continue to do so in 2017.  Currently I am blogging from my PC which is stuck on a tiny table, wedged in the corner of my living room. If I am honest I find it very difficult to concentrate here, the living room is full of distractions and when I find some child free time to blog it can be all too easy to accidently watch TV instead or start tidying up all the toys/baby clothes/general mess littering the living room floor. So, to help me give my blog the love and attention it needs to grow and flourish in 2017, I have set myself a mission to create my own blogging corner. I don’t mean the corner I am currently squashed in now but my own little space in the house, away from the chaos of the living room and somewhere I can sit and type in peace.

Naptime Natter HQ is now moving upstairs to the attic, we have two rooms up there full of junk and there is a perfect little nook in one of them, just waiting for me to transform it into my blogging haven. I have a lot of work to do, it isn’t going to be an easy job but I can’t wait to get started on creating my new blogging corner and documenting it all here. Before I do though, I am writing down everything I would love to have in my new little office, if you are thinking of creating your own space for blogging too I hope you can get some inspiration from my wishlist.

My blogging corner wishlist.

Desk –  I use a computer to blog as my laptop killed itself a few months ago. I need a nice desk, big enough to fit the monitor, keyboard and mouse on but nothing too industrial looking. I am thinking something like this white one from Habitat. I love how chic it looks and the white top would be perfect for using as a backdrop for flat lay photographs. It is possibly a bit on the small size but I could store all my notebooks and diaries  (and junk!) in the little space underneath.

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£110 Habitat | White Cato writing desk

Chair – I am obviously going to need somewhere to sit while I type out all my genius (!) blog posts. I love teal and this chair from Cult Furniture really caught my eye. The pop of colour would really bring my dreary attic to life and make my blogging corner a more enticing place to sit and write. Although it’s plastic it looks a hell of a lot comfier than the old dining room chair I am sat on now!

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£59 Cult Furniture | Charles Eames DSW Chair

Blinds – Currently the attic has no blinds and my blogging corner is directly under one of the windows. I am going to need a blind to stop the sunlight glaring on my computer screen and to keep the heat in during the cold winter months. VELUX have a great selection of black out and insulating blinds, I think I would like to keep the colour simple – this grey blind would do nicely.

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Various prices VELUX | Light grey black out blind

Pen holder – I swear my pens come to life when I am not looking, I am forever in need of one but they are never where I left them. If I had a place on my desk to store them all then I would no longer waste hours of my life searching for one!  I love this wooden pen holder from Zazzle, the teal and white polka dot pattern would go perfectly with my desk chair.

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£21.90 Zazzle | Sweet teal and white polka dot pencil holder

 

Wall art – You can’t go wrong with a bit of motivational wall art, especially if you need a bit of inspiration to get your fingers tapping away on the old keyboard. I love this print I found on Etsy, I have never thought of blogging as a superpower before but I love the thought of it. This little print is sure to make me smile and get me feeling motivated every time I sit down to write a post.

£7.50 Spell and Tell Etsy | Blogger print

£7.50 Spell and Tell Etsy | Blogger print

Lamp – No desk is complete without a lamp and I just adore this vintage teal table lamp from Wayfair. As well as helping to keep my blogging corner nice and bright, this lamp would make an excellent prop in photos and will also be good to use as extra lighting when taking photos too.

 

£31.99 Wayfair | Egloshayle vintage teal table lamp

Mug – Is it even possible to blog without a big cup of coffee plonked on your desk? I love getting myself a hot drink and getting comfy ready for an evening of blogging. I don’t have a specific blogging mug though, I think this one from Etsy would be perfect for the job.

£12.70 Etsy | Bloggers gonna blog mug

That’s it for now, I better stop before I end up having to take out a loan to fund my blogging corner! I will be back with the second instalment of my My new blogging corner series once we have cleared out upstairs, wish me luck!
What do you think of my picks? Are there any home office essentials I have missed? I am open to suggestions and would be grateful for any advice you may have. Where do you blog? Have you got a special place in the house or do you just blog wherever your laptop is? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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29 Comments

  1. January 3, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Some gorgeous pieces here, especially the desk and the pen holder! LOVE! #dreamteam
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    • Wendy
      January 3, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      I know..that desk is amazing, I need it in my life asap!xx

  2. January 3, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Ooh I love all of these- I actually considered this desk but the dimensions weren’t right for my space. It will be lovely to have a separate blogging space of your own, you’re so lucky to have the extra room! Best of luck with the makeover 🙂 x #dreamteam
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    • Wendy
      January 3, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks, I need the luck the attic is a tip! I know, the desk is gorgeous it’s a shame you didn’t have room for it xx

  3. January 3, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I am absolutely in love with every single one of these choices, especially the picture! I’m also very jealous, an attic hideaway to blog in sounds like bliss, I have to make do with a desk in the corner of our open plan living/dining room so never a moments peace. Can’t wait to see how it turns out x
    #DreamTeam
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    • Wendy
      January 3, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      That’s what I’m doing now, it’s so hard to concentrate with so much going on isn’t it? I’m so excited to move to the attic for some peace!xx

  4. January 3, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Some very cute stuff there! How you manage to get it set up soon. You must, must, must get a plant too though! Succulents are small and easy to look after. Or peace lilys are good for cleaning the air and just need regular water! Can’t wait for the next update #DreamTeam
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    • Wendy
      January 4, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Ohh I didn’t even think of getting a plant..thank you!xx

  5. January 4, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Oh I LOVE it all! I need that picture! Oh I want a blogging corner instead of my lap or kitchen table!! #BloggerClubUK
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    • Wendy
      January 4, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      I think every blogger needs a blogging corner…and that picture! I hope you get your own space for blogging one day!xx

  6. January 4, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Ah I love it all! I’d so like a blogging corner – at the minute it’s the kitchen table if I want some peace of an evening, or on the sofa while Go Jetters entertains X!
    #bloggingclubuk

    • Wendy
      January 4, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Haha I currently use Kung-fu Panda as a distraction, can’t wait to escape upstairs for some peace! I hope you find some soon too 🙂 xx

  7. January 4, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    How exciting to have your own blog space!! I’d love to have my own space too but unfortunately all I’d have would be a musty cold cellar to play with! Great looking desk, can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun
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  8. January 4, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I love your wish list here. I am so wanting my own space. I have the space picked out just haven’t been able to do it yet. Incidentally we do have those blinds in our loft room and they are ace! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Thanks for joining at #familyfun

  9. January 4, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Really cute accessories. I like the blogging theme there too, I so would like a lil corner. #BloggerclubUK

  10. January 5, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    I’d love a blogging corner! I blog from the bedroom, the sofa and the dining room table – can’t wait until we move somewhere bigger and I can have my own space! #ablogginggoodtime
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  11. January 5, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I love the lamp, it is so cool. I have a desk in our lounge now, I try to keep the tv off when I am writing, sometimes I succeed lol. It is nice to have a dedicated blogging space x
    #FamilyFun
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  12. January 6, 2017 / 2:13 am

    I’m so jealous!!!I’m now thinking where I could carve a little nook for me! I have a desk with a cute desk and chair but it’s in my living room…with all the distractions you talk about! Love all the things on your wishlist!! That Wallart? Is FANTASTIC! =) #Ablogginggoodtime

  13. January 7, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Sone lovely pieces there. I love the simplicity of the desk. I’ve just moved our spare room round to accomodate my desk as Im now back at work after maternity and also plan on using that space for blogging so I can hide away. Look forward to seeing your finished space! #fortheloveofblog

  14. January 7, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Oh this is so exciting and I’m hugely jealous as I blog from the armchair in our living room, driving the boys nuts! I love the desk and the artwork & mug too. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x
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  15. January 7, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Oh I love all those pieces. I have a nice little desk area at the moment but it needs a little something extra. You have inspired me.

  16. January 8, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Oh I love it all! I currently blog sat on my sofa but I’m hoping to get a little space on our landing set up soon. #dreamteam
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  17. January 8, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Oh I love it all. The lamp is gorgeous and I do love a good mug!! Looking forward to seeing how you get on, #dreamteam

  18. January 9, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I love that blogger print! I’ve had to come out of the living and create a small home office too – it’s impossible to concentrate otherwise as you say. Looking forward to seeing what you turn your space into! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

  19. January 9, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I LOVE that desk. I wanted something very similar but got bullied by my husband into getting something bigger in case he wanted to use it too.

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