5 Ways To Set Up The Perfect Writing Space At HomeFeb 01
People will enjoy their writing more if they set up a special writing space at home, so I’ve given them a few tips that should help out.
If you love writing at the moment you’ll love it even more once you set up a special writing space at home. This will be your sanctuary where you can escape from the world to lose yourself in your words. Here are a few ways you can guarantee your writing space is perfect.
Choose your space wisely
You can’t start setting up your writing space before you choose where it’s going to be situated. Think very carefully because you don’t want to change your mind a few months down the line. You want to choose the place where you’ll be most productive. That might mean being out of the way so everyone else in your family doesn’t bother you. Think very carefully about setting up your writing space near a window because you won’t want to stare at a wall for hours each day.
Check what you’ve already got
Before you start shopping for new writing supplies you should check what you’ve already got lying around the house. I know you’ll be excited and you will want to spend all your money on new notebooks and pens, but do you really need them? It’s just an easy way to waste money because the supplies you already have will work perfectly well. Once you’ve checked what you already have you can go out and buy everything you still need to get.
Treat yourself to new toys
Your writing space won’t be special if it’s just an old desk in the corner of your spare room. If you have the money you might want to go out and buy a nice desk. Get yourself a new computer if the one you use right now is getting a little old. Have you read anything about those standing desks everyone is going crazy about? If you write standing up it will be much better for your health and you’ll be more productive, plus you can lower the desk when you get tired.
Make sure there is lots of light
When you write at home you might not stick to daylight hours. If you already have a full-time job it will be impossible because you’ll need to sort out dinner when you get home. By the time you start writing it might be dark and the main light in your room isn’t going to be good enough. You need a nice lamp on your desk so you can see what you’re doing. It will also set the mood and you’ll feel relaxed when you’re writing your potential masterpieces.
Add a personal touch
This is where it gets interesting because you need your creativity to flow when you’re writing. Some people will be able to write no matter what their writing space looks like, but other people will want to decorate their space with nice things that get their creative juices flowing. Do you have any beautiful artwork you love to stare at? Maybe you just need a few photos of family members or a quote from a famous writer on the wall in front of you.
Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, Basement Bro, which is a complete basement restoration, renovation and finishing company. She loves to listen to music and practice her piano in the evenings. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.