I believe in separating your working and sleeping space, but I’ve heard of plenty of writers and readers who feel at their most comfortable (or most inspired) in their bedrooms. And what about if you have no other space for writing? So here are some elegant solutions to this quandary. Which don’t involve lying propped up on cushions in bed (although that is perfect for reading).
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How would you ever get to sleep? I found it hard enough when I worked from our spare room, sometimes dashing in there to make a note when I should have been going to sleep.
Yes, it might not be conducive to good sleep habits. Although so many people have TVs in their bedrooms and that’s not good either.
Not to mention tablets, laptops and mobiles. All that blue light…
number 2. Although the room is too white for my taste
I like my bedrooms slightly darker too, more conducive to sleep.
If only……..the only problem is I’d be found asleep at the desk… gorgeous bedrooms!!
Yes, I might be napping all the time…
I mostly write in my room! As long as there’s a desk, I don’t find it that hard to “switch off” when it’s bedtime. (And, much to the dismay of my back and shoulders, I quite often write sitting up in bed anyway…)
See, I knew there were people who excel at that! I have to admit I’m quite fond of reading in bed, since my cat can join me.
I do think they’re all rather lovely, and as someone who lived in flats for a while there’s an appeal of having all your stuff contained in one multi-function room. Plus when writing wears you out you can have a lie-down – or a read, as you say!
Of course I lived like that for years as a student, so obviously it is doable…
These are beautiful, Marina Sofia. I think it would be hard to separate yourself from your work at bedtime, but still… And I think I like that elegant townie one especially. They’re all lovely, though.
Ah, you see the one at the bottom has got a sliding door to separate the writing area, so that might work.
I write in my bedroom, it’s the oe room of the house my daughter has to knock on the door of before she enters, and there is no television. It’s the sanctuary where I do my night dreaming, so my day dreaming feels quite at home in there 😉
If I had been in that teen room in my teens, I might never have left it. Seriously, all one could add is another wall of books and of course a cat. While my bedroom is conducive to writing and I’ve done a bit there, I prefer to save it for reading and not take my “work” home. My bedroom is a cubbyhole but I love it and if the storm damage ever gets repaired, I shall do a post. Imagine the window looking out over a park (actually someone’s garden) a chateau above and a cozy wicker chaise… 🙂
Sounds idyllic… Hope you get it repaired soon.
The storm was in February and the insurance adjuster is coming a week from today. Then I can start getting estimates and figure out how I am going to pay for a new roof and other “deductibles”. Please, do not hold your breath! 🙂
Ah, yes, it took us several months to fix a window after a break-in… and even longer to get the insurance to pay out.
Hmm… I think I could work in my bedroom, but I’m not sure if I’d sleep well in my office – I suspect those things lying undone on the desk would work their way into my dreams… However, I’d go for ‘the one designed by your mother’ – oh, dear! 😉
Oh! I would take EVERY Room!~ The Light~~!!!! Beautiful/. I have a large room off my bedroom, with plenty of windows, but it’s also with storage….and rather messy at times…so I am captivated by these photos….so neat and clean looking! Heaven!
I like no. 2 also, with the window, light, lovely door and bed. But I keep shades down in my bedroom as I face another building and many residents and windows. I work at my computer in the living room.
But I read, watch TV and sometimes talk on the phone in my bedroom. It’s OK.
I have brought my laptop into the bedroom to work when I need the a/c, but it doesn’t work now so I’m back to the pc.
I had a nice view of several blocks, the sun, sky, even a few trees until a few months ago from the living room window. However, a millionaire is building a six-story building on what was a one-story building, it is now blocking that view — and it’s all for just him. Oh, and a penthouse on top. My only sun, sky, space gone.
So, I’m now like most New Yorkers — facing brick walls, fire escapes and windows.
I want that last bedroom – right now. I wouldn’t get much writing done in it though, I’d be too busy looking at the view and dreaming
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Here are some great writing space suggestions from the Finding Time to Write blog
On the very few occasions I tried writing in the bedroom, I had this tremendous urge to hit the pillow and go to sleep. And it happened when I was all geared up to write a few thousand words (a gross exaggeration, of course)!
Ah, all the masterpieces I have lost to sleep, all the brilliant ideas that come at night when you don’t want to get up, switch on the light and jot them down!
My desk is in the bedroom so I do a lot of writing there. We have only a few rooms but they are all big, so they each have to double up. So my office is in the bedroom, but separated by a wall of Ikea Kallax shelving (great for holding files, and shielding computers and printer so you can’t see them from the bed.)
I think as long as those papers and writing tools don’t look reproachfully at you while you are in bed, it’s doable.
I’m wondering where all the colour is in these rooms… beige blah, beige blah.
Hotel chic, isn’t it? Starting to take over all of our interiors.
Boring boring boring. In the last photo the SKY is the only bit of colour there. It’s as though everyone’s afraid to take a chance or leave it so bland that we ALL fit in.