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A Tour of My Home Office Setup


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When you work from home, it can be hard to create a space that’s practical and comfortable. In 2018, I decided to give my home office a makeover, and because I don’t half-ass anything, I started from scratch! 😂 I want to give you a peek into my home office setup because, if you’re anything like me, you’re curious about where other freelancers are getting their work done!

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My Work From Home Desk Setup

Like I mentioned, I created my home office setup from scratch, and that included building my desk. 💪🏻 I’d never done any type of woodworking before, so it was a challenging project, but I am SO happy with how it turned out. I went for an L-shaped desk, so I would have plenty of space for my three screens* (#designerproblems) and some other desk essentials, like my planner, a multitude of drinks, and my desk calendar*.

Naturally, when you work from home all day, you do a lot of sitting! Having a comfy place to work on my clients’ websites and hop on Zoom calls is essential. IYKYK. I invested in a cushy, ergonomic office chair*, and I have zero regrets.

work from home desk setup with three monitors

Originally when I mapped out my office, I didn’t intend to have additional seating. But when I found an egg chair at Target, I knew it had to come home with me. 😆 I did a little redesigning, so I could fit it into my new layout. Cuba, my dog, loves hanging out in this spot.

My dog sitting in an egg chair in my office

Home Office Decor

If it’s not obvious by now, my brand color is teal. 🤪 One of the first steps in creating this home office setup was painting the walls teal and finding some complementary artwork. Then, like the plant girlie I am, I had to bring nature in! I found some cute pots* and filled them with plants that I could add to my desk (or, let’s face it, any surface available). 

Plants above my desk in my home office setup

I also covered a window in my room with rainbow film*, and it legitimately brightens my day when the rainbows scatter across my desk. 😍 Washington can be gloomy, so I needed something to brighten up the space.

Rainbow window film projecting on the teal walls of my office

Organization Essentials

One of the last parts of my home office setup was creating a space for my husband’s collection and organizing my office items. I turned a closet in the office into a desk (that I built!) and a display area for my husband. We love Marvel in this house, so I displayed some of his Funko Pop! collection on acrylic shelves*.

Collection of Funko Pop! displayed on the wall

I added a cube organization shelf for my books and a metal hanging folder to store paperwork. Probably the best organization feature, though, is my acrylic process tracker and yearly calendar. I can keep track of client projects and my availability right from my desk!

My home office setup with a keyboard, computer, and fan

After a few years of working on my home office setup, it is officially done, and I couldn’t be happier! If my office tour inspired any ideas, you can shop my work-from-home office essentials on my Amazon storefront.

she / her / ella

alexis porter

I’m a cuban and puerto rican, living in Seattle, Washington with my husband and pup. I absolutely love working with fellow solopreneurs and online business owners who want their websites to stand out and shine online. ✨

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