I think I've struggled with where to house our computer since, well, since we've had one. Big desks, vintage desks, streamlined IKEA desks - seems like I've tried them all. We like to have the computer fully visible - hello, we have teens, pre-teens and little ones in the house. It sat in the family room for years.
Here's a shot similar to the one I posted yesterday, except this one is "pre-remodel". If you aren't too distracted by my weird kids, you can see the long IKEA desk on the back wall. You might also glimpse the printer, modem and assorted junk that a long desk seems to accumulate.
Whoa. Hard to imagine this is the same room. Gone are the greens walls, red rug, and toys. The colorful bench is slated for Ello's room as are most of the toys. And check out my mini desk! Isn't it the cutest? I love that there is NO room for junk of any kind.
Another angle - love my comfy cozy chair and check it out: no cords! "How is that possible?" you might ask. Well, thanks to my brilliant husband the CPU, modem, router, printer and everything else is on the other side of the wall - in my scraproom. I had a three foot section of countertop that was available, luckily in the perfect spot.
So, we still have the computer out in the open, but now we avoid eating at the desk, homework has moved to the kitchen table, and no one is allowed to leave anything hanging around on the desk. Otherwise, I would have no room for my cup of coffee. Ha!
I guess this came down to thinking outside of the box. I still need artwork hung, what do you think of these ideas?
Some kind of subway art? Found at THIS etsy seller.
Or maybe a more practical shelf like THIS?
Leave some ideas for me, will you?