My home office and craft room tour

craft room, pegboard, organising Welcome to my clean and organised home office! I’m taking the photos now as i’ve just reorganised this room and i know that it won’t stay this way for long. I’m sure a lot of you can relate when i say that keeping a home office organised is difficult, especially when there is more than one person using the space. There are five people actively using our home office space, so it tends to get messy and becomes a bit of a dumping ground for junk. Our three kids use our home office for study and homework, my hubby for work and myself for craft and blogging, so it’s nice for it to be organised. That said, it rarely is…home office, stylish, mapsOur office isn’t a huge room, but I’ve managed to fit three designated working areas into the space without it feeling cluttered. In fact, after moving everything around and adding an extra desk, it actually feels bigger. I’m not sure how that happened, but Yay! 🙂home office, decorating The key to maximising the space is to be clever with storage and organisation. We are lucky that we have great built in storage that covers one wall of the room. Two thirds of that wall is a built-in cupboard and the last third is a handy little office nook, that you can see below. home office, organisingWe have two free standing desks on opposite walls, which means we have three designated working areas. I also added a couple of extra open shelved cupboards that fit nicely into what was previously an unused space. I store a lot of my craft items here. maps, office, styling And by adding lots of boxes and files for storage i was able to  really tidy up the room, so all i need now is for the kids to put things back where they belong. I know, wishful thinking! pegboard organsationpegboard craft roomThe final working area is my craft area. How great would it be to have an entire room JUST for creating! Ahhh, but it’s not to be, so i am very grateful for this little space. I really and truly tried to resist the pegboard trend, but i just couldn’t help myself. After completing my tufted bedhead using pegboard, I’m seeing so much potential for this affordable material. craft roomAnd golly gosh, a pegboard is so great for organising craft supplies. Do you know that you can buy proper pegboard hooks and clasps to help you get organised? I didn’t, but i do now. craft room organisationAnd finally, i filled my last corner with a big cane basket to hold all my rolls of paper and cellophane. I’ve thrown in a few of my Mollie Makes magazines here too. Boy, i love being organised! I hope you enjoyed the tour. Don’t forget that I’m on Instagram and Facebook if you’d like to join me. 🙂craft room office styling

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20 Comments

  1. hayleygemma
    October 26, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Finally got a chance to sit down and read your blog! What a beautiful space this is with so much gorgeous light. Love the simplicity, I know what you mean about three kids sharing your space though- its so hard to get them to put everything away! xxx

    • October 26, 2014 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks for visiting. It’s impossible to get them to put things away!! I keep reminding myself that this time will be short and i’ll miss them (not their mess) when they’re living elsewhere. 🙂

  2. October 26, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    A gorgeous space…its amazing how a clean and organised work area helps the creative juices flow. I love the storage and white backdrop with pops of colour here and there. Its fresh and bright. Love it!! xx

    • October 26, 2014 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Kylie. I really should have taken a before shot as it was really getting out of control messy! It’s definitely easier to concentrate in a clean room. 🙂

  3. October 27, 2014 / 3:51 am

    What a sensible idea to designate different workspaces! It looks lovely – I need to carve out some ‘me’ blogging workspace! Xx

    • October 30, 2014 / 6:55 am

      Yes you should! I’m so glad that I’ve made designated areas. The kids know not to even think about sitting at MY desk. Haha! 🙂

  4. October 27, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    Wow, worthy of a magazine shoot Mandy. You are so clever and creative and I adore you style. Thanks for sharing your home office space with us. Love it!!! xo

    • October 27, 2014 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks so much Yvette! I’m thrilled with how it all turned out. Fingers crossed it stays clean 🙂 it’s so nice to have a designated craft space too.

  5. October 27, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    It looks so clean and fresh and full of light. A great office space. Love your star garland. Very cool.

    • October 27, 2014 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks Libby. It feels good to finally get this room organised. I hope it stays organised. 🙂

    • October 27, 2014 / 10:08 pm

      Yes! They make organising so easy. Stylish and practical 🙂

  6. Foxy
    October 28, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Looks amazing x

    • October 30, 2014 / 6:50 am

      Thanks Bon. I’m pretty happy with it. 🙂

    • October 30, 2014 / 6:51 am

      Really great! I really didn’t want to jump on the pegboard bandwagon, but they are so practical for storage and organising. Thanks Kelly. 🙂

  7. Vanessa
    October 30, 2014 / 11:27 am

    The pegboard seems like a great idea, where do you buy the clips/hooks etc from?

    • October 30, 2014 / 11:32 am

      Hi Vanessa! Firstly, thanks for stopping by. 🙂 I spent about 40mins in the hardware isle at Bunnings looking at wall hooks, wire etc and then I found a whole section devoted to specifically to pegboards! They have a variety of different pegboard hooks for different purposes and they work beautifully. Hope this helps.

  8. November 25, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    You have a gorgeous house hon! What shines most is how much you love it – so important!

    • November 26, 2014 / 8:03 am

      Oh yes, i do love it here. We all do. It really feels like a sanctuary away from the fast pace of life…all homes should feel like that.

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