Productivity and efficiency (not just professionally, but personally) is super important in our household. That’s why when I set out to create a home office space, I knew I had to create an environment that motivates and inspires me. I wanted something chic and pretty, yet productive and functional. I thought I’d share my thought process and hopefully spark a little inspiration for your home work space!
- Know Your Space
I am fortunate to have an entire spare bedroom dedicated to my work space, but if this isn’t the case for you, you aren’t out of luck! You may just need to be a little more creative. Find a wall or a corner, or really any nook or unused pocket of space, and cater your work space to the size and shape of the area. I’ve even seen a closet converted into a workspace! Anything is possible.
- Find Your Theme
I owned a plain wooden desk/cabinet set for years that just wasn’t jiving with me. I donated it and instead opted for this beautiful French-chic style office set. This set is feminine and dainty without being non-functional. It was love at first sight.
- Organize and Accessorize
Toss your pencil holders from college and keep with your theme! Organizing doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I know the kate spade office accessories are tempting, but there are plenty of brands that don’t break the bank! I love this beautiful rose gold office supplies, all available on Amazon.
TIP: Use decorative candle holders for organizing pens and other office supplies.
The owl is actually a kitchen utensil holder! I named him Gregory and I love him with my life.
Don’t ask why a seahorse and an owl are co-existing here. I don’t have a good answer.
- What to Do With Wall Space?
My space has a large mirror (similar here) and a large piece of wall art on opposite walls. I find this look created a finished space without appearing too busy or cluttered. I have had a slight obsession with Curly Girl Design for several years now. This is my canvas but I also adore this one! For bonus points, mount a shelf with some knick knacks under the picture to create a cohesive look.
Some more details:
I almost forgot my DIY Tree! Read on for a quick tutorial of the most beloved piece of my home office:
1) Find your favorite potted tree at a home décor store (mine here)
2) Find the most chic vase possible (and in my case, on clearance at Home Goods because of a tiny and nearly-invisible chip). “Plant” the tree in the vase. (Is my green thumb showing yet?)
3) Buy a few bags of filler rocks online or at a craft store like Michael’s or JoAnn. Fill the vase with said rocks.
4) Have several mini heart attacks over the next few weeks each time it loudly tips over because it’s not stable enough.
5) Remove rocks, use gap filler to fill the majority of the vase, replace rocks.
Step back, admire the beauty, and get to work!
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