Saturday, January 28, 2012
Now don't get me wrong, I have spent hours pouring over the picturesque settings of any card maker's dream online in images that could be seen in any Good Housekeeping magazine, but this room is all my own. I control every inch of it. What's most important about it is that it inspires me. I feel comfortable here.
So as you enter in to your own search for that perfect setting, that place where you are not bothering any others with whom you share your residence with residual glitter and paper cut outs, where you can feel truly comfortable, I recommend the following five components:
1. A comfortable place to work
I took a risk here. I purchased a settee, and it often leads to sleeping, but when I am inspired, it works perfectly.
2. A flat surface to work on
This needs to be a solid, spacious work space that can be easily cleaned. Key point there.
3. Organization tools (Drawers, shelves, etc.)
ESSENTIAL. Everything has a space and everything in it's place. This is to keep your sanity. If you know where everything is, you're also more likely to use it.
This area, room, whatever space you have available, is all yours. Make it to your taste because YOU love it. You are the one who will be using it!
I find this one to the be most important. Have someone who can be your champion. This may be a significant other, maybe your dog. Mine is my man, my two kitties, and the one who will be in the room with me no matter what: Merlin.
Enjoy setting up your room with whatever tools you have. Make it your own, and love working in there!