I have just finished a little home office makeover.  I think it’s really important to enjoy your surroundings especially when I can spend hours sitting at this desk.

Home Office Update

Now it didn’t always look like this.  I’m ashamed to say, but it actually used to look like this.

Home Office Makeover before

I was lucky that the room was painted white and had a large built in workstation, built by a local cabinet maker (so local in fact that he lives next door).  Everything else was a big mess and needed to get sorted.

Office desk single side

I bought the two white leather Delta office chairs from Freedom, to replace the mismatched ones that were there.  They have padded seats and a gas lift which I think is important when you are sitting at the computer for long time periods.  Then I went to IKEA and bought 4 white RIBBA picture ledges, and attached them to the walls above each side of the workstation.  The ledges are great because you can display picture frames and other small items without making holes in the walls.  This means I can change around the display as often as I like.  I lined the ledges with pictures of my family at the beach and small stationary items from Typo and KikkiK.  I bought the inspire MDF cut out from Spotlight years ago and painted it white.  Finally the printer died, so I replaced it with a much more compact white Canon one from Officeworks.

home office makeover

home office makeover

I wanted to add some pretty touches to the room.  I bought a bunch of peonies from Spotlight and put them in blue mason jar, and a friend gave me a Mrs Darcy candle which I light often and it smalls divine. The string on the bird spool was a bargain from Kmart and the artificial plant is from IKEA and I just wrapped some hessian (burlap) around it.

Now with the end of financial year a week away, I thought I’d take advantage of the my claimable tax deductions and buy some new stationary, and I think I need some gold.

home office makeover gold accessories

Kate Spade clear and gold tray, stapler, and tape dispenser all available from My Posh Box   |   Eiffel tower scissors from Typo   |   Follow your Dreams downloadable print from Etsy   |   Gold paper clips from Officeworks

What do you think?

Home office makeover on a budget