Disclosure sponsored

Considering Colby and I both work from home, and homeschool the younger kids, our office space is often a gathering place. We work and the kids come in to ask for help, talk, or simply hang out. Thankfully, the desk we got from the Shoal Creek Collection at Sauder has been the perfect, functional piece our office needed.

Make Furniture Work

Most days, the desk is a workspace for Colby. It helps to have him sitting at his own desk rather than across mine. There is more room for our working area, as well as our feet. But, in the afternoons and some weekends, we are also able to repurpose the desk for other family activities.

For instance, since Colby and I often claim the family room tv on the weekends, the girls want to be able to watch something besides sports. We have found that by moving around a few things on the desk, we now have the ideal TV stand. After all, the TV can sit high on the back hutch and the DVD player and movies fit nicely underneath. This transformation only comes a few times, but having the option is all we need.

Or, if the girls would rather play, they bring in their toys for the day and have fun. Again, that back hutch is ideal for pretending to have a castle, or to hold other toys out of the way as the girls play on the surface below.

It all comes down to mixing it up. Think outside the box to find new ways to use the same piece of furniture. Whether a changing surface or a purposeful new way of using a piece, just go for it!

How do you make furniture work in new ways?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.