I can’t believe I’m doing this.
I’m taking part in the One Room Challenge. After a failed attempt last year (check out my post here), this time around, I decided that I was truly going to commit to the six-week challenge. No turning back now, Kris. YOU GOT THIS!
As the title states, we’re tackling my little home office – and I truly mean little. Because of the lack of space, I am severely lacking the room for storage. If you are like me, then you will have all of your important papers and documents in folders. Although this is nice and organized, it just takes up so much room! So I had to start looking at alternatives and many people recommended using a document storage software (visit https://www.filecenterdms.com/ for more information). That was one problem solved, but the room still need some life breathing into it. I’ve been typing and editing away in front of blank walls for the last 4 years and felt like it was time to bring a little inspiration to my workspace. Although the area is small, it still comes with a few challenges. It’s in between my dining room, kitchen and this “hall-like” space. I want those two little walls to give me all the motivation, without clashing with the rest of our home.
Because my office is so small, I have been looking to custom storage buildings. You can get a small outhouse/shed put in your garden and it can be pretty useful. Of course, I would use mine as a home office and work in there but after doing my research, you could turn it into pretty much anything. I think it would be nice not having my work in my home too! I know it would be in the garden instead but I could shut the door, come into my home and feel like work is done with. I feel like the two worlds wouldn’t overlap anymore. I’ve suggested it to my partner but now he wants to create some sort of man cave but that’s certainly not happening! It will be my office and only my office! Whilst we decide the fate of the garden office, I am jazzing up this room so it feels more comfortable and productive.
Home Office Before
Scandinavian Home Office Mood Board
The mood board isn’t set in stone. I put it together a few months ago when deciding on wallpaper (oh yes, it’s going down) but since then we’ve made a few changes. We found some office furniture on Office Monster that we loved, and some new artwork that we had to include, but I think it still represents the overall vibe that we’re going for. We decided to go for a Scandinavian/Minimalist feel with natural wood, black, white and small hints of green in our prints. I want to tie in the hints of green with some office plants, but because I suck at keeping plants alive I’m going down the articifical route. I have found phs Greenleaf, who have some nice artificial plants some of which come in a nice glass bowl to complete the look. I’m sure I’ll find a way to mix in a little marble too. After attempting to add colour to our living room, it made me realize that my love for a colourful wardrobe doesn’t translate to home decor. I love a space that’s minimal and calming to counteract the chaos in our everyday life.
P.s. Our design is very renter-friendly. 🙂
I’m so excited to share this decor journey with you! Albeit small, I can’t wait to see it come together. I’d love to hear what you think of Scandinavian Home Office design plans! If you’re taking part in the challenge, what space are you making over?