Welcome to my next home project; also known as the project I have been working on since I got in my home…over a year ago!
When we first moved into our home I had about a million ideas for almost every room in the home. Even though we currently rent, the design ideas on paint, furniture, and decor were very important to me. My end goal is to make our place feel like it’s ours even if we can’t rip down walls and toss the dreaded stove in our kitchen.
The irony in everything I just told you is that the one room in our place with the most potential is the one room I haven’t even touched. Our spare bedroom was set aside at first for two reasons: number one being we needed to focus on finding furniture so we didn’t eat dinner on folding chairs forever and number two being we needed to agree on what the spare room would become. ‘A’ naturally voted for a man cave while I figured we would create a spare bedroom for guests. Well, ‘A’ is still pushing for the man cave, but we have decided to compromise and use the space to create a home office.
To help kick my butt in gear with this home office, WeWork recently reached out to me to talk about the impact that a creative work space can have for people who want to work in order to make a life, not just to make a living. Not everyone is able to have a spare room or designated space in their home that they are able to use for working/creating. WeWork provides this very space for people and also supports office space for small start ups. After taking some time to look at WeWork and the incredible offices that they have for people, I was truly inspired to transform my own work space into a creative haven. This brought me to the blog where I will host a series of posts dedicated to transforming my spare room into a creative workplace.
To start this process, I turned to Pinterest to develop some ideas on the style and vibe I want the room to have. I have always loved seeing how other people style their homes so it was natural for me to look into what pieces people have put together to create their own work space. From all the research I have done I have come to realize just how much I love clean lines and lots of neutral tones mixed with pops of color. What surprised me most was how much I liked the idea of mixing color schemes in furniture and in metals; pairing a white desk with a dark chair or a silver lamp with gold picture frames.
Another good thing that came with researching decor ideas was the ability to imagine our space in a different way. Little things like not having the desk directly against the wall or putting furniture on an angle can really change the feel of a room and those are things I didn’t necessary consider. I now feel ready to tackle my own inspiration board and to start shopping for some furniture (a little more on that in the next installment.)
If you want to learn more about WeWork or visit one of their locations, check out their website here. Stay tuned for more posts from the home office series and feel free to leave some of your favorite styling tips for a creative work space in the comments below.
Title Photo Credit::Pinterest // Photo Edits::RachelInFlight
While I have teamed up with WeWork for this series, this is not a sponsored post.Pin It