A bright and colourful home office workspace makeover.
For the last 5 years I’ve been holed up in our 4th bedroom and was more than happy with this cosy workspace. Now with the kids growing up fast, it became apparent that I’d need to hand my office over to one of them so they could have their own room. I guess like many families our dining room was really only being used occasionally for family get togethers, so it was the obvious choice of where to plant me and all my gear!
The existing grey walls provided the perfect base to add lots of colour and create a fresh and inspiring workspace. I actually started off by finding the bright yellow plant pot, and the rest followed!
A few hours pouring over other workspace inspiration on Pinterest gave me the Ikea hack of creating a sturdy and robust desk. Two draw units were topped with a solid kitchen work surface, and I have to say I absolutely love it. All it needed was a fine sanding and a couple of coats of linseed oil and it was good to go.
I was particularly pleased with the copper lamp with it’s heavy marble base reduced to clear from B & Q, the faux leather desk chair very reasonably priced from Argos, and the yellow blanket for long editing sessions of chilly days was a bank busting £3 from Primark. I do love a bargain!
I found the Frida canvas really quickly and used it as the feature artwork to inspire the rest. The oil painting of the Siamese cats was bought at Sunbury Antiques market several years ago and is a real favourite.
I’m super pleased with my new office space and now I’m all set for many hours editing my 2019 weddings (that’s if Kevin Mckee my Siamese doesn’t distract me too much!).
Feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions!
Desk top – https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/ikea/kitchens/
Draw Units – https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/storage-furniture/drawer-units-storage-cabinets/alex-drawer-unit-grey-art-00261295/
Copper Desk Lamp – https://www.diy.com/departments/lighting/indoor-lights/table-desk-lamps/DIY579451.cat
Yellow Plant pot and jade wire wall rack – http://www.sainsburyshome.co.uk/rooms/living/
Plants – https://www.next.co.uk/homepage
Frida Con Amigos’ graphic art print on canvas – https://www.wayfair.co.uk/home-decor/cat/wall-art-c476860.html
Every Child Is An Artist poster art print – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TANGRAMartworks?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=111754365
Alpine art print – https://www.iamfy.co/category/wall-art
Stripe rug – https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/textiles-rugs/rugs/
Faux leather grey chair – https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8371700
Blanket – Primark.