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Last week on my blog I shared that I was finally getting my own office built! And from this moment on, I am NOT going to stop talking about it. Seriously though, I am exited about hopefully sharing the process on my blog and social media and it’ll also give me a change to delve into more interior and decor themed content as I’m obviously going to be decorating the inside of my office when the time comes.
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I’m a huge fan of interiors – as most of us are since Pinterest came into our lives. And whilst I’m at a point where I don’t have my own place to decorate, having a small office is really exciting for me. I’m so pumped to finally get my own little “space” that is entirely mine. I can decorate it as I like. I can have whatever I want in it. And I can completely curate it to be a place of relaxation and productivity.
So today I want to talk about the interior and decor ideas and things that I’m planning on including in my little home office when it’s finally built. I’ve been thinking about this for SO LONG and have a huge list of ideas of things I want to include in my office, from specific colour schemes, which solid wood flooring I would like, what home decor items I want to buy and more!
So I’ve picked my colour scheme and I’m VERY happy with it. I’m going for pink and green. The walls will be painted a very pale green colour, which isn’t just one of my favourite colours but also a colour I find relaxing and calming. Which is important for me to feel whilst I’m working in my office. I wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a colour that I find too dramatic and dark and overwhelming.
And pink is another of my favourite colours, so I’m going with pink accents. Think pink in my prints, pink cushions or throws or perhaps a pale pink sofa.
I’m not going to have much furniture in my office. I don’t like clutter and the last thing I want is for my office to be cluttered. It’s also not going to be THAT big so I have limited space for furniture anyway. Obviously a desk is a must as that’s where I’ll be working and keeping my laptop, notebooks and camera etc.
Also a high quality desk chair is a no-brainer. As one of the main reasons for this office is so I have a proper place to work as working from my bed for so long has cause me to get permanent lower back pain. I’m also hoping to get a small love-seat, so I have somewhere to relax and chill and read my book when I take breaks and some shelves.
As I said, clutter is not my friend. So I’m not going to be filling my office up with thousands of bits and pieces everywhere. I want to keep the items in my office both to a minimum but also only have very specific ornaments in there that either make me feel happy, relaxed or motivated such as:
- My crystals (for energy)
- My Buddah statue (for relaxation)
- My Formula 1 models (for motivation)
- My books (for grounding)
This is the part I’m REALLY looking forward to because who doesn’t love going home decor shopping! A few items on my list of things to buy are: a welcome mat, a few cushions for the sofa, some plants (probably fake ones), photo frames for prints, a candle and perhaps a few other little bits which take my fancy. Cos let’s be honest, when you go home decor shopping, you ALWAYS come out with more!
Photo by Mike Marquez on Unsplash
One thing I’m definitely not having in there is anything too personal, aside from books and things. Such as photos of loved ones. I know that sounds a bit cold-hearted but I’m a VERY empathetic person when it comes to other people’s feelings. It doesn’t take much for something to affect my mood so deeply that I can’t function and get on with my work to the best of my ability.
And photos also often send my mind wandering. I don’t want to be in the middle of a work flow and look up and see a photo of my Granddad, who’s recently passed away and start thinking about all the things I wish I had done and thinking back over his last months (which are really hard to think about). There’s a time and a place for reminiscing. I’d be interested to know if anyone else is the same in that regard!
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I’m really excited for this office being built, almost as if it was happening for me haha! I love your reasoning for each of your personal items. That’s so sensible and well thought out. I also agree that having properly sentimental items is just a bit distracting. I definitely tend to prefer motivating prints rather than photos in my ‘work’ areas. Also I’d love to hear more about your crystals! I’m into that woo-woo stuff so I’d love to discuss it with you 🙂 x
Haha me too! I wish it was already done – I’d be spending lockdown in my office xxx
I’m in love with my house plants more than ever at the moment! SO happy to have them to brighten up my space 🙂
This is so excting!! I can’t wait to decorate my own office space once the room is ready!
It sounds fab, I can’t wait to see the finished space you create. The colours will work so well together. I wish I could keep plants alive.
Thank you x
sounds like it’ll be amazing!! x
I love the planning stage of decorating when you’re first choosing colours and furniture, it’s so exciting. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when things start to come together x
I know! I can’t wait to start seeing it come together x
I love the color scheme you’ve chosen! Pink and pale green go so well together. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
Thank you 🙂 xxx
This is so exciting! I love all of your ideas and can’t wait to see the finished result! xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
Thank you 😌
I really like plants I find they are so relaxing!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Me too 😌
Congratulations on your new office!!🎉🥳 It’s so nice to have a specific space to call your own. The pink and green color scheme sounds like a winner for a happy atmosphere ❤️
Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com
How I wish I had an office! Instead I let our spare bedroom become my partners game room and I’m kind of gutted now. I know exactly the colour scheme and type of furniture I’d want too.
I love this post and your style of writing always. I can’t wait to see how your home office takes shape!
Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.cuk
Ahh noo! A game room sounds cool though 😂
Oh how much fun! I love shopping for home decor items in my office too. Currently, I am going to work on a gallery wall behind my desk so I can’t wait to get started on that and I can’t wait to see your finished office too!
A gallery wall sounds lovely!
My home office has a pink(ish) theme too x
So exciting! Can’t wait to see photos of it xx
I would LOVE solid wood floors. Deffo something I am going to look into when I get my first house.
They make things look so much tidier 😌
It sounds like your office is going to be the perfect place to calm and center yourself. Exactly what you need when working from home! Congratulations!
I really hope it ends up that way!
Having an office for myself is a dream come true for me and I love your idea of colors and choosing not to display pictures of loved ones in order to concentrate. Congratulations 💜
Love these ideas, especially the colour scheme! Can’t wait til the day comes for me to get an apartment where I can build an office of my own. This is one of the things I most look forwards to in becoming a freelancer. xx
I love that about working for myself!
This is honestly the DREAM! I would love to have my own office, plus home decor is just the best!I definitely cannot wait to move out and this sounds so exciting for you! I cannot wait to see how you decorate it xxx
Thank you! I’m so so so excited!
I currently have a shared home office with my partner, as we both work from home. It’s big enough for 2, but it is currently a mess. I need to take some inspiration from you.
A shared office is better than no office!
This is so exciting! I would love my own little space to work away in, although I would probably never come out and ya know look after my kids and stuff!
I am mad about decor at the minute as we are working on finishing our new attic bedroom. I can’t even tell you how beautiful it is already and we’ve only got the paint on the walls.
I can’t wait to see how your space looks x x
That’s what I’m worried about… never coming out of it 😂😂
No doubt you are doing great work. I’ll be waiting for your next post.
Reading about this is getting me excited too! I love planning and decorating home spaces, and it sounds like you’ve got some really great plans for yours. Can’t wait to see the photos!
Thank you x