The Best Home Office Locations

More than ever at the moment people are having to find ways to work from home – with many finding this could actually be a better and more efficient way to work going forward.

We are currently struggling at the moment as I am ordinarily the one working from home and I’m happy with my workspace in the dining room; but due to my husband having to move his business online and numerous children trying to create workspaces we are all having to move and adapt to cater for everyone.

This has really got me thinking about how we could make room for extra office space at home and below I have listed a few of the things I find of upmost importance when planning your home office:

The Perfect Space – First up of course is where are you going to position your office. Have you got a spare room you could utilise? Could you make room in a guest room? Could you transform an area in your dining room? Could you factor in the cost of a loft conversion?

Home And Work Life Balance – For me it’s crucial to strike up a good home and work life balance, making sure there is a definite divide between your work space and your living space. Sprawling out on the sofa is great for when you’re relaxing but it’s not really conducive to being productive when working.

Good Connections – Good connections to the outside work are vital so when planing your space you need to ensure there are plenty of plug sockets situated around your desk and there is a good internet connection.

Lighting – If you can make sure there is a good amount of natural light which is good for a whole range of things. Getting the right artificial light is also imperative to ensure you don’t strain your eyes whilst trying to concentrate on the screen.

Colour – Colour can evoke a whole range of emotions so when choosing a colour theme for your office you should choose colours they are going to stimulate your imagination and motive you.

Greenery – Plants are known to promote happiness and give you that feel good factor so go ahead and fill your office with plenty of plants.

Tidy House, Tidy Mind – This is a moto I always follow and I think it is just as important when it comes to your workspace. Make sure you have plenty of folders and boxes to store things away so that your desk space doesn’t become cluttered and overwhelming.

What tips would you have for creating a home office?

Pictures In Minutes With Hewlett Packards Smallest Ever Printer

A little space within our home to get work done or create a new project is something that many of us want and are trying to create.

Social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram have started a big trend on creating something a little different and a desk is no longer simplify a sparse area to work – they are becoming areas of beauty and inspiration.

For me with a houseful of children space is limited and so is peace and quiet which means a little haven is just what I need to keep me focused on work whilst still keeping my creative mind working.

My old school desk fits snugly into a small alcove and is the perfect space to fit a few small potted plants and some of my favourite images to make it a place I am happy to go to.

I like to have everything to hand to limit distractions which are all to great in my life!

My mains needs are my laptop which contains absolutely everything I need, a pad for doodling and ideas that pop into my head and a printer which has recently become a big love of mine.

A printer has become a staple piece of technology in most people’s homes for many years now; but with technology changing at a rapid rate and smartphones becoming a ‘extra limb’ for most people Hewlett Packard have come up with a fabulous printer that does a lot more than print out boring A4 sheets of forms and homework!

The HP Deskjet 3720 is the worlds smallest printer and with limited space in  people’s home on the increase this is a huge bonus.

The printer is also compatible for their Ink Replacement Service which is something I wrote about last year and I couldn’t live without as it save so much time and money.

For me though as a huge social media addict the main attraction of this printer is the AiO Remote app that allows you to print out fabulous photos straight from your phone to their social media snapshots paper.


This allows me to create my own little Instagram feed directly onto my wall simply by printing, peeling of the backing paper and sticking them directly to the wall.


The quality of the photos are fantastic and I love being able to change the images whenever I fancy creating a completely different look.

I would love to know what you couldn’t live without at your work station and what makes your they little bit different.

*I was given a printer for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.