I would have dreams about what my home office would look like one day. I just honestly never thought that it would ever happen!! I was like, okayy I guess I will settle for working from the couch and coffee table! HA!! That is actually how I have worked up until about a week or two ago! Now, I am in heaven! See my first desk selfie VVVV
This room I am sitting in looks like it is placed in a whole new house!! I used to have GROSS orange/yellow/rust colored walls. Then the carpet, was blue, maybe it was green at one time?? -i really don’t know!- But before I moved in my fiance had roommates and those roommates lived in this room. So guys in dirty boots and clothes tracking in and out daily, it was a room used hard, that’s for sure. Which is totally fine, just not really office appropriate! However, roommates moved out, junk piled up, and it was time for a change!
So here are my tips on how to get a great looking office with out the huge price tag!
1. Invest in a good paint. If you get a good paint you won’t have to buy gallon after gallon. I bought 1 gal of primer and 1 gal of paint. (the room is a fairly large room) Still had some paint left over for touch ups that I have saved in two mini mason jars! Better paint, lasts longer, covers up DARK, GROSS colors, and a little goes a long way!
2. Get berber carpet. This carpet is fairly cheap compared to others out there. It is nice for office chairs, and I think gives the room a nice finished look. Also, you don’t feel like you are still in the living room. -feng shui right?
3. Go to a local furniture discount store, or scratch and dent store. You don’t need to buy brand new for your stuff to look AWESOME! We got an all wood L shaped desk with a hutch for around $400!! You can get something for that price that will probably fall apart in 3 months and is made out of the plywood stuff. Get REAL furniture, even if it has a few dings, they are super easy to fix with a wood colors marker (yup, they make those!) everyone thinks this desk was $2,000!!
4.Get your accessories on sale!! Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, TJ Maxx and other store like these are perfect for wall hangings, clocks and other odds and ends you might want or need to spruce things up! The clock I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby, and I feel in love with it. I am not kidding when I say it is one of my favorite things in the entire house! I also got a mail holder the same color as the clock for $8 at Home goods along with a $7 wall hanging that is square are and says DREAM big SPARKLE more SHINE bright. I also got my curtains at Burlington Coat Factory for $12!
If you redo your office, share a picture in the posts below!