One of the things I wanted to do when setting up the room was to make a place for family pictures. The shelf to the left of the desk has pictures of my husband and children, siblings, nieces, nephews, and both sets of parents. I have pictures of my children on the desk and file cabinet. These are the people who motivate me to research the family.
In addition to pictures I have placed a few heirlooms around the room. I have a hot pad my grandmother, Sarah Lilla Watt Glover Bell, made on the desk. My great grandmother, Hattie Fenn Glover, crocheted doilies and I was given them, recently. I have one front and center on my desk. I have a couple of art projects my children made near the desk too. All of this is inspirational to me.
The wall behind my desk is a tree of our ancestor's pictures. Near the bottom of the tree are my children and then Kirk and my wedding picture. I have pictures of both sets of parents, 4 sets of grandparents, 6 great grandmothers, 4 great grandfathers, 2 great great grandmothers and 1 great great grandfather. They are looking over my shoulder as I work.
Also on this wall is a hope chest that belonged to my husband's grandmother. It is here that I store other family heirlooms. I have linens, doilies, and other heirlooms stored here.
I am very comfortable researching here. Where do you do your genealogy?