I have wanted to decorate an office space to my exact taste for such a long time. I still don’t have a separate office room however our bedroom is big enough for an office space and it’s so much more convenient than using my vanity, like I used to when I was living at my mum’s. Running a business from home means I not only need plenty of space for laptop work but also to store my stock, supplies and a clean desk area for packing orders. I wanted something that was functional with lots of storage but also looked nice as well.
Although my previous space was practical and I had lots of room it wasn’t my furniture, it was my brother’s which he left from when he moved abroad. It was also black and I wanted white. Not because I’m a cliché blogger but because I have always liked white furniture, I like a light and airy feel to my living spaces. I had pulled off some wallpaper and painted the wall white so I had a clear background for any photos I wanted to take, I also applied some white adhesive to the top of the black desk. I was just working with what I had at the time but it was cluttered and looked so scruffy.
PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT!We started off by decorating the whole room, we took off the dated wallpaper and just painted the room white. It’s a very big space already but just doing this made everything look so much bigger, brighter and so much cleaner. It’s amazing what a bit of paint can do! Then I added half of the furniture, the main bulk of what I wanted. I was working in two rooms and it was so inconvenient having to keep flitting between two rooms when cutting kits and packing orders so I got all this furniture first so I could work in just one room.
PIN IT! PIN IT!Finally a couple of weekends ago I added my main desk. It was the same size as the old desk which was great as it gave me lots of space but I love the drawers, they are so wide and flat and make storing things so much easier, everything is laid out in-front of me and it’s so useful, the main reason I chose this desk.
I had planned to spray paint the desk legs gold as well but since everything else was white I felt as though it blends better the way it is and then the gold chair pops. Had I only had a desk I would have sprayed it gold but along with all the other funiature I prefer the finish as it is.
PIN IT!PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT! PIN IT!PIN IT!For finishing touches I just added some white storage boxes and spray painted my chair legs gold. I love this chair because it’s comfortable and I like the white, although I do usually have a cover over it to protect it. I didn’t want to splash out on a new chair even though I love this black and gold one so I just opted for spraying this one for now and I am so impressed with how it turned out, I think it looks great.
I recently shared a Stationery Haul so if you are interested in where some of the gold desk items are from make sure you check that out.