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Creating a Home Office with a 'Back to School' Style

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

This week has seen thousands of children start and return to school, for the 'grown ups' it also feels like a start of a new beginning.  It's time when we get back to some normality and routine.  To celebrate this new beginning I have found some fun accessories and furniture to add a 'Back to School' style to your home office, although I have a feeling some pieces may make there way to your work. For the Walls From chalk boards to white boards to posters, class room walls have always been decorated.  Although in a home office you need more than decoration you need pieces that serve a purpose, such as this great World Map Pin Board. [caption id="attachment_3270" align="aligncenter" width="620"]World Map Pin Board, TheGreatGiftCompany.co.uk £25.00 World Map Pin Board, TheGreatGiftCompany.co.uk £25.00[/caption] I just love this colourful peg board, it's eye catching, cheeky and totally a guilty pleasure. [caption id="attachment_3271" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Pegboard, The Kid Who £30.00 Pegboard, The Kid Who £30.00[/caption] Now for something completely different.  We all have memories of swings from our school days, this fun swing print can express your work day, is it going la la la or kill me now? [caption id="attachment_3272" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Mood Swings Print, Ohh Deer £14.95 Mood Swings Print, Ohh Deer £14.95[/caption]

Stationary My highlight of going back to school was choosing stationary.  I would spend hours in our local Woolworths selecting my stationary look for the school year.  I still love stationary today and could have done a whole post on this topic.  Anyway here are a selection of my favourite 'back to school' stationary finds. We start with an English Literature Lesson note book with a quote from Sylvia Plath. [caption id="attachment_3274" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Sylvia Plath Quote Writing Journal, In-Spaces £12.00 Sylvia Plath Quote Writing Journal, In-Spaces £12.00[/caption] Sticking with English literature we move on to quotes from a classic author, whose novels continue to inspire television and film makers alike.  Can you guess the name of famous character from these quotes? [caption id="attachment_3275" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Sherlock Holmes Pencils, Ohh Deer £3.75 Sherlock Holmes Pencils, Ohh Deer £3.75[/caption] Geography next with this beautiful notebook decorated in a vintage world map. [caption id="attachment_3276" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Inspirational Quote Travel Journal 'The world is a book', In-Spaces £12.00 Inspirational Quote Travel Journal 'The world is a book', In-Spaces £12.00[/caption] For our history lesson I just couldn't resist this notebook upcycled from a vintage discarded 1949 novel. [caption id="attachment_3277" align="aligncenter" width="610"]'Sally Comes To School' Upcycled Notebook, Not on the High Street £18.00 'Sally Comes To School' Upcycled Notebook, Not on the High Street £18.00[/caption] We will end our stationary collection with some science, have to say this was not my strongest subject. [caption id="attachment_3278" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Science Journal, Not on the High Street £9.95 Science Journal, Not on the High Street £9.95[/caption] Desk Accessories There are such a wealth of desk accessories to choose from I honestly had no idea.  I loved this Geostore Desk Tidy it reminded me of a geometry set. [caption id="attachment_3280" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Geostore Desk Tidy, TheGreatGiftCompany.co.uk £15.00 Geostore Desk Tidy, TheGreatGiftCompany.co.uk £15.00[/caption] Another maths inspired desk tidy is the Block Sketch Desk Tidy, named due to its angles and straight edges. [caption id="attachment_3281" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Block Sketch Desk Tidy, Red Candy £24.00 Block Sketch Desk Tidy, Red Candy £24.00[/caption] No 'back to school' post would be complete without an apple for the teacher. [caption id="attachment_3282" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Mini Apple Light, Aspace £35 Mini Apple Light, Aspace £35[/caption] Office Accessories This is such a great idea, I gained lots of badges with brownies and guides and would have loved to have been able to have something to remember those days.  You may have a sports or school uniform that you don't want to throw out but also don't want it cluttering your wardrobe.  What the Blazers upcycle these clothing memorabilia into beautiful pieces that you will want to display.
[caption id="attachment_3283" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bespoke Picnic Cushion Cover, What the Blazers £40.00 Bespoke Picnic Cushion Cover, What the Blazers £40.00[/caption] Made by clever layering of cardboard, the Letter Clock will add a touch of stylish decoration to your home office.
[caption id="attachment_3284" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Letter Clock, Letterfest £26.00 Letter Clock, Letterfest £26.00[/caption] As we never stop learning, we should also never stop exploring.
[caption id="attachment_3286" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Never Stop Exploring Cushion, Ohh Deer £34.95 Never Stop Exploring Cushion, Ohh Deer £34.95[/caption] Furniture
Transport your home office 'back to school' with these fantastic educational style desks and chairs. [caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="620"]The Connor, Swoon Editions £249.00 The Connor, Swoon Editions £249.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3288" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Darby Desk, MADE.Com £239 Darby Desk, MADE.Com £239[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3289" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Leather Gym Bench Seat, Alexander & Pearl £695.00 Leather Gym Bench Seat, Alexander & Pearl £695.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3290" align="aligncenter" width="461"]Detention Vintage School Chair, Alexander & Pearl £110.00 Detention Vintage School Chair, Alexander & Pearl £110.00[/caption] If you want to add some 'back to school' style to other rooms in your home, check my inspirational must haves for where you Eat Sleep Live. Eat 'Old School' Milk Bottles in Wooden Crate, The Oak Room £17.99
'Old School' Milk Bottles in Wooden Crate, The Oak Room £17.99
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[caption id="attachment_3293" align="aligncenter" width="598"]Retro Storage Locker, A Place for Everything £180.00 Retro Storage Locker, A Place for Everything £180.00[/caption]
Live [caption id="attachment_3292" align="aligncenter" width="438"]Graphic Lamps, Delightfull Graphic Lamps, Delightfull[/caption]  

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