When you know that you want to start a family, it’s important to consider how this will change your life. Of course, that’s not always possible – because it happens. But when you are planning a family, it’s handy to do more than just dream about mom life. Because being a mama will change your life. Your lifestyle as you know it will very much change – but that’s not a bad thing. Instead, you just need to bear in mind the changes you need to make, and how you might be able to live better now that you’re a parent. This is often why so many women, parents, and soon-to-be mamas decide to work for themselves. You get the flexibility of being your own boss, but you also still get to work. But not only that, you’re going to need somewhere to work from while you do it. Let’s take a look at how you can create this.

Choose The Right Space

First of all, you need to work out where you’re going to put your office. For some people, this decision is easier than for others. Because you may have the perfect space in your family home, or you may need to work for it. If you’re used to working out and about, you may also crave a dedicated space – so choosing the right location matters. This could be in a downstairs study, a spare bedroom, or you could even look to convert your garage, attic, or basement to get the space.

Find Your Décor Theme

When you know where you’re creating this, you can then start to think about the design of the room. It helps to be able to visualize the space when you’re making decisions. So head online and find some design ideas to inspire you. Also, use magazines or take inspiration from your friends and family. Gather your ideas so that you know exactly what you want to create.

Create Your Working Mecca

And then, you need to think about actually bringing the design to life. Start by getting the walls and floors, from somewhere such as Carpet One, in place. This will give you the basic shell of the room. Then, you can bring in your furniture. But, in order to do that, you’ll want to pick out the best pieces – especially your desk and chair. Also, things like shelving or storage, and even artwork for the walls or decorative finishing touches can help space come alive.

Set Yourself Some Rules

Finally, you’re then going to want to make sure that you do actually get to work in this space too. This means feeling motivated, getting in there to do some work, and enjoying the space. To help yourself, set some rules. Maybe you want to work between the hours of 10am-2pm? Or 7-9am and then 7-9pm? It’s important for you to know when you’re going to work so that you can be productive in those times, and then enjoy the rest of the time with your family.

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