I don’t know the first thing about design or home decoration but I really just wanted to share about this cute little space I created in my home.
As I work on creating content for my blog, I constantly seek out tips from other bloggers. It’s a great way to learn the tools of the trade.
Whether it’s a new blogger or to an experienced one, a common theme that I see is creating your space. A Physical space- where you sit and you take time to write and create content. This is much easier (and maybe cheaper) for me to do, than figure out my mental space!
Some people have an office or a little nook that they use but I’ve created an outdoor space for me. I do have a full-time regular job which keeps me in a cubicle pretty much all the time.
One of the perks about living in Florida is that I do have beautiful weather pretty much year-round. I decided to make my space for blogging and creative moments on my outside patio.
The patios enclosed and it’s freestanding so I don’t ever have to worry about any animals or people trying to get onto my patio or messing with my stuff.
I wanted to create this little bohemian oasis where I could just go and get into the writing zone. We also don’t use our patio for anything except our bicycle storage. I am able to keep this set up all the time, which is very enticing. If I see my oasis every day, then I’ll be motivated to write every day right?!?
- 1-Woven mat
- 2-Folding chairs
- 2- Tables
- Handful of citronella candles
- Lots of throw pillows
I chose to get two of everything to have a space for my other half, if he ever wanted to sit our and write at the same time I was. I can’t just think about myself now. I also wanted to have a space where I can go from sitting in a chair to lounging on the ground without much effort. I like to move around a lot and if I have to stop to create that, then all my motivation will be lost.
Who doesn’t love a good deal! I was inspired to create such a great place due to all the great weekend sales happening at Kohl’s.
1-Woven Mat- This was mine from when I lived in Burkina Faso- Free
- 2-Folding Chairs- SONOMA outdoors™ 2-piece Coronado Sling Chair Set from Kohl’s
- Originally 69.00 on sale for 27.99 used a 15% off coupon- Final Price 23.99
- 2-Tables- SONOMA life + style® Wyatt 2-pc. Nesting Table Set
- Originally 199.99 on sale for 39.99, used 15% off coupon and 10 Kohl’s cash- Final Price 24.00
- The throw pillows and citronella candles where things I had around the house already.
The best deal of all, was my credit card has a rewards system. The month of July was triple the points for all purchases as Kohl’s. I bought a few other things and after my triple points I walked away with 562 points, which I can exchange for a $5 gift card.
I save all my points until the end of the year then exchange them in for gift cards to give as Christmas gifts.
What great tips have you adopted from other bloggers?