Our 3 bedroom, 1600 sq foot home unfortunately doesn’t have a designated office space, but we have recently (and finally) begun to turn our second bedroom into one. I telecommute sometimes, and sitting at the kitchen table got uncomfortable after awhile. We also only have one living area (no basement or separate den) and sometimes it’s nice to have your own space and watch whatever you want on TV. So this room is really an office/den/extra bedroom. It is a work in progress when we have time in between renovating bathrooms and kitchens and is definitely a lot of using what we have in terms of furniture going on.
First (and most necessary) step was painting it Sherwin Williams Useful Gray.
This room was one of the more…jarring…rooms in the house when we bought it (and that’s saying something, since we had some interesting paint colors initially). I’m assuming it was a kids room.
I think that’s why I went the complete opposite route using soft and soothing color. Sherwin Williams Useful gray fit the bill perfectly. You can also see the bathroom peeking out through the doorway :). I always enjoy seeing how rooms flow in other blogger’s homes, so I’m going to try to do that more.
The Sheepskin rug is from Amazon. I absolutely love it. It is so soft and easy to clean. It doesn’t shed like a lot of wool rugs since it’s real sheepskin, and it is naturally non-slip since it is basically suede on the back. This is considered a 4 pelt. All sheepskin rugs are unique with some bigger, some smaller, some whiter, some a little more yellow, but you are limited to certain shapes, since there are only so many ways they can sew together the pelts. It’s a bit of a gamble ordering online since you can’t choose your specific rug, but I’m very pleased with the one we got.
See that storage cube under the desk? We use it as a foot rest. I can’t tell you how much more comfy it is to put your feet up under your desk. Try it. You’ll love it.
A part of me always wants to make a room perfect before posting, but I figure we all have rooms in our homes where we feel we could make some improvements, and this is definitely one of them for me. Like I said this is mostly stuff we already had, and I won’t list out all the things I’d like to change and add since I’m just so glad to finally have a calming, comfortable office space. Even as is, both Marty and I have been getting a lot of use out of this room – me during the day when I work from home sometimes, and at night it is Marty’s man cave.
So how about you? Any work in progress rooms that you love anyway?