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Set Up A Beautiful Writing Space At Home

April 30, 2018

When you sit down to write, you enter a sacred space where your thoughts and creativity come to life on the pages in front of you. Whether you are jotting down notes in your journal or crafting the next best-selling novel, here are some ideas you can use to set up a spot that speaks to you.

Setting the Tone

In a room with a door, in a corner of the living room or in small nook under the stairs, wherever you write can impact how you write, so designing a place that brings joy and inspires you is as essential to your process as paper and pens. As long as it makes you happy, you are in the right spot. And every time you enter this space, do a little something special. I brew my favorite tea, put my blessings in my journal and focus on my word of the year. You could light a candle, turn on some music or simply take a breath, you’ll feel centered, focused and ready to begin.

Make A Scene

Start with your desk. Choose one that you can’t wait to sit at, like my writing desk. The light color and curved lines are distinctly feminine but it is balanced by a solid wood foundation. Now, add a chair that is comfortable and supportive. As a writer, you will likely spend a lot of time on your tush, so while pretty ones look fabulous, a good quality chair is really necessary because you can’t create if you are uncomfortable. Lastly, use a neutral palette on the walls and trim for a calming and inviting environment, adding color pops like these pretty dark pink flowers and cozy knitted throw.

Limit Distractions

Try to steer clear of the TV and remove anything on your desk that’s not needed for your writing process. Clearing clutter, like junk mail or paperweights will instantly get you in the right mindset, but if you want to keep some of those items nearby, make sure you have some storage space. My desk has drawers, which are a great place to stash all your important stuff. This way you don’t find yourself focused on them when you should be putting your thoughts on paper.

 

Try these simple tips and before long you’ll find your writing is inspired by the beautiful surrounding you’ve created.

 

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24 Comments

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    Nan
    May 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Love that desk. Can you say who the manufacturer is or where you got it? Thanks

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      yvonne mcdougal
      June 30, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      I love that desk too! Please tell where you purchased this desk or the brand name. Thank you.

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    Ethel Richardson
    May 22, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    My writing space isn’t as impressive as this one, but it give me an area to write song lyrics then add the music for them.

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    Janice
    May 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I love the writing space, just the place for my hobby.

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    Patricia Barraclough
    May 22, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    What a lovely spot. I am afraid I would be spending more time looking out the window than I would getting any work done. My desk would NEVER be that clean.

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    Dana Tramba
    May 22, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Love this article. Since retiring my passion is writing. I love the view out my window of geckos scrambling up and down the palm tree, and in the distance, hummingbirds enjoying the coral fountain. Then I look at this cluttered desk, and am sitting in a chair stuffed with pillows trying to make it more comfortable. Time to clear the clutter from the desk and go shopping for a chair. I will probably find I will spend more time writing. Enjoyed your article.

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    Sheila Chin
    May 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Great ideas! You could also diffuse some essential oils. Now I just need an idea and some confidence! LOL!

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    Patti
    May 22, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    I love your idea on a nice scenic quiet corner of a room to do your writing. I would so do that but I would change just 1 thing. Because of my deep love for the water i would turn my desk so I could face it. Water to me is my inspiration . Love, love, love when the waves hit the rocks. Its where I do my best thinking. I do that mostly in Newport R.I.. Absolutely soothing and inspiring.

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    Michelle Earnshw
    May 22, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I love to TRY to make beautiful bouquets! It is especially fun to make them from my own garden. I have a lot of dianthus, lavender and purple/blue strawflowers this time of year.so I will take those and mix in a few sprigs of asparagus fern to give it the green “filler”.

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    Maria
    May 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    You are fortunate to have such a beautiful and inspirational view.

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    Dawn Markusic
    May 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I still love to sit and write letters to family and friends. I do want to get back to writing in my journal. Life gets hectic and I forget I need some “me” time.

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    Janet Rowland
    May 23, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Beautiful writing space!

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    Lauralee Hensley
    May 23, 2018 at 3:31 am

    With the gorgeous view behind your writing desk, I think you really are as disciplined as you say. If I had a view like that I think I’d be looking at it all the time and find I’d get little writing done at that pretty desk set-up you have.

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    Nancy Cannon
    May 23, 2018 at 3:50 am

    With a writing area as beautiful as this, it’s no wonder you produce so many fantastic novels!

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    Sharol Molland
    May 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I would need to become more organized to do this. After two knee replacement surgeries and a two year problem with vertigo, it is difficult for me to do the things I used to do. My home needs to be downsized substantialy to enable to find that space to set up for writing.

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    Janice Shannon
    May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Hi,
    I love your books and I have read a lot of them. Always look forward to reading a new book

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    Gail Barrett
    May 24, 2018 at 12:34 am

    your writing space is beautiful. I bet the view from your windows is amazing.

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    Brenda Boudinot
    May 24, 2018 at 3:06 am

    If I just had those windows, that desk, that fireplace I could write like you! LOL!

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    Vicki Pasko
    May 24, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful setting. I love white furniture and beautiful flowers. But with a 13 year old boy who seems to be a walking dust/dirt ball…It is no use. LOL

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    DIANE Willard
    May 31, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    If that picture is actually your writing nook, I would have to change one thing. As bad as it might look to someone coming in the room, I would have to turn my desk around so it viewed that window view. Then, I could drift away on a romantic picnic, a boat ride with the sun going down or coming up, a paired skating dance. Ahhh, the possibilities…

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    Mary Franceschini
    June 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you, Debbie. I not only enjoy reading your books, but also look forward to your ideas on the blog.
    Mary

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    Nancy
    June 25, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Debbie, I love your view. I’ve been a fan of yours since I read your first inspirational romance. I’ve read all your books.

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    yvonne mcdougal
    June 30, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    I love your writing space and love the desk! What is the brand name or where to purchase the desk?? I have been looking for something just like that with no luck in finding. Please share. Thank you.

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