Since my husband actually offices from home, our 'home office' can't just be a pretty room that we use for checking email and paying bills. It really has to be practical. The room was originally designed as a 'mother in law suite'. It is a nice big bedroom downstairs, with its own private bath. Both the girls used it as a nursery when they were little, which was wonderful because it meant I didn't have to run up and down the stairs in the middle of the night.
But as the girls got a bit bigger, we moved them both upstairs. And Jeff inherited the spacious room with the pretty hardwood floors.
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To give the room a new look, I painted curtains (see the tutorial here), hung them correctly (see tips/tricks for curtains here) and reorganized the entire space. We pulled in the shag rug to replace the colorful striped one. And created a gallery wall to showcase personal photos and the kids art work. All the details about the office make-over can be found here.
But after a busy year or so, the room needed a little tweaking. Mostly just tidying up. And a new piece of furniture. Can you spot it?
THE NEWEST VERSION of "AFTER"
Yes! The new office chair! I am still really happy with the look of this space. But I felt the room needed a small change. A bit of cleaning, straightening, and a new chair. I think the leather looks more masculine and cleaner than the previous burgundy upholstered one. This new office chair is from Staples.com.
|Chair from Staples.com|
Affordable room updates can take many forms.
In my craft room, it was the Elfa organization center. In this room, it is a new leather chair. Furniture can be a great way to update a room! Find a piece-- like a chair, dresser, or end table--and you will quickly find yourself with a brighter room. You don't necessarily have to spend a fortune (remember sweet Maisy's thrifted bed!) and it may take little patience, but eventually you can pull that room together!
What would you like to update in your home?
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