You know how an event can create a snowball effect and before you know it you’re rearranging and changing 4 rooms in your house at the same time? I can’t be the only one. This Master Bedroom Office Space is one of those areas. I’ll share the whole story with you in another post but we’ll start with the little office space since it can be done quickly and on a small budget.
If you’re like me you don’t have a lot of money just hanging around waiting for you to spend it. Here’s how I created a space perfect for me using some things I already had and purchasing a few items to bring it all together. Let’s start with the desk, it was in Emilee’s bedroom before she left for college. Since the boys already have desks, I took it for myself. It was purchased at IKEA a few years ago and it’s very inexpensive, but sturdy. I made the fabric covered cork board a couple years ago from a large frame purchased at a thrift store. I use it for inspiration, quotes, photos, and urgent papers.
I like to keep my desk space clutter free. The only things I have on the desk top is my computer, the printer, and this small tray. It leaves me plenty of space if I’m working on a project or need to spread out papers. The tray has a wood bottom but I wanted to add color so I added a piece of vinyl to the bottom. You could also use scrapbook paper or fabric.
I have such an issue with cords. I hate them showing and came up with a way to hide them but it was such a pain when I wanted to take my laptop anywhere else to work. The next best option was this basket to hold the power strip and all the cords. I keep it under the desk next to the paper shredder.
This chair is on it’s 4th transformation. It was originally a $5 thrift store find. The fabric was worn so while I had the cushion off I decided to paint it Robin’s Egg Blue to match the wall art above my bed. I already had the fabric from another project that never happened. Please tell me I’m not the only one who has those too. I love this rug! It designates the office area and adds some fun to the drab carpet under it.
I love the matte finish of this paint. It’s quite a difference from the shiny black it was before.
I bought the lamp from Target on clearance from their college line. The lamp I had here before has been moved to the craft/guest room (which is also being redecorated and organized at this time). The framed Be Happy was in my living room, but I felt like I needed the reminder in this space more.
This little shelf to the left of the desk and everything on it were here before. The lower basket holds files I need to get to several times throughout the week. The other containers hold things for the kids and computer items. Ammon likes to make me Lego figures that I keep close by.
The file cabinet is to the right of the desk and holds the semi-permanent files and kids school papers.
The desk doesn’t have any drawers so these drawers hold all the office supplies.
I made this hanging terrarium a few months ago. Besides having necessities in your office space I think it’s also important to have things you love to look at.
When I redecorated the living room I brought this chair upstairs but didn’t really have a place for it. Now it’s a great place to read or for extra seating in the bedroom. I made the Love sign a few years ago, but I’m not sure if it’s staying here or moving to somewhere else in the room. We’ll see. The peacock feathers are also from Emilee’s room and fill in the corner nicely.
The minky blanket was a birthday gift and the gold pillow was a new purchase from Home Goods. It’s a great place to snuggle up and read and take a break from the computer.
It’s the perfect little office for me, filled with things I need and love. The only new purchases were the basket, lamp, rug, and pillow, totaling less than $100. It feels good to have this little space finished and to be able to enjoy it. Now to get the other spaces finished.