In our modest ranch home, it was necessary to set up a workspace to blog, pay bills, monitor kids' schoolwork, email, and make grocery lists.  Putting a room aside for office work wasn't an option. Renovations to our kitchen included a desk area.  

While it has taken me over a year to get it the way I wanted to, I'm happy to finally share it with you today.

Organization, organization, organization

Here are my five tips for creating a functional and stylish home office.

It's a must for any workspace. To create a cohesive look, we installed cabinets to match the rest of the kitchen. 

1. Rustic Industrial Bar Cabinet


2. Pine Kitchen Island With Hanging Rack


3. Kitchen Island Set With Stools


 4. Solid Pine Dinning Table


5. Marble Top Pine Wood Kitchen Island Cart

Breathe life into your workspace with potted plants and fresh flowers. It's almost as good as taking your work outside. It may seem like a luxury but I picked up two discounted bouquets from my local grocer for a total of $40, and they make all the difference.

I hope these tips inspire you to bring function and style to your own workspace!