If you drive by our house, our blinds are usually open. (I have nothing to hide and we live in a safe neighborhood). When you look at our house, you can see into our office. I know no one really looks in there, but it's one of those rooms that I never really got to decorate, and I think it's time! Especially since my husband and I decided to hold off on the great room; we just don't have the money to spend on big key pieces, like a couch, right now. The office is great because we have so many great pieces of furniture in there already. It really only needs a fresh coat of paint and some little design elements. Here is my idea board for this room:
I am usually drawn to DARK colors, and when I saw this picture in nestie sparkle2006's bio, I thought what a great color for the office!
The color is a perfect mix of gray and dark espresso brown.
Also, how great is this chandelier from West Elm?
It's only $99, and since we have a gift card, it'd be "free"!
Last but not least, I found these absolutely stunning prints from etsy seller Alicia Bock from one of my favorite blogs, Life Is Beautiful.
They would look great matted like this:
I may even just lean it up against the wall like this.
So anyway, those are my ideas for the office! And of course, I always have to be budget friendly. Here is roughly the costs of things:
Paint - Approx. $20 a gallon
West Elm Lighting - FREE to us with use of gift card.
Large IKEA white mirror to hang behind desk - $99
Art, matted and framed: Approx $120
Very budget friendly for such a huge change! I'll keep you updated, as always :)
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