boho – modern – chic : my home office inspirations
Since I have the chance to work from home (Yes I find myself lucky), having a work place that feels right and looks like me, that reflects my personality is a must. Living with 3 little men and my love in a more masculine house ( aka surrounded by Tonka trucks and fireman uniforms) , means that decorating my little space the way I love and want it just feels right and the right thing to do since I need to spend so many hours working there. I need to feel like it’s MY ROOM, my little space, where I will feel inspired, resourced and energized.
I just wanted to share with you some ideas, inspos and little tricks I have learned by browsing the web, getting inspired on Pinterest, reading fengshui books, looking at decor magazine, shopping…
I first started to think about what kind of vibes I needed and wanted for that space and took little pieces here and there from different decor styles. I want my place to be relaxful even if it’s a work dedicated place, vibrant but not to bright, girly but not too pink, fun but not too distractful, cozy but not too much so I don’t feel like napping all the time haha!
I’m hoping to create a welcoming and stylish work area, by mixing elements from a few design styles to keep my little office looking fresh, cozy and just like me. Here are my favorite aspects of each styles that most represents me.
SEEKING THEMATIC INSPO
MY PERSONAL NOTES….
Accessories. moroccan/Indian style pillows/throws
Bold. bold hues and rich fabrics offset white walls & tone motifs/prints
Plants. you can never have enough plants
Whites. all white palette gets vibrant with ornate pillow and/or rugs
2. SCANDINAVIAN STYLE
Whites. include all-white colour palettes and the incorporation of natural elements like form-pressed wood, bright plastics, and enameled aluminum, steel
Colors. If there are pops of colour it often comes from the use of art, natural fibre throws or furs, or a single piece of furniture
3. INDUSTRIAL STYLE
Sawhorse.The industrial look is all about utility and could be used as a rack or desk support.
Go thrifting. Metal, or metal and wood, chairs or small cabinet can bring an industrial vibe to any room.
Paint it black. Paint anything black for an instant industrial update.
Black, white and gray palette. Limit your decor to a fairly strict palette of black, gray and white, with some natural wood thrown in.
Raw. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness in many of the elements.
Now, choosing the best POP of colour (pop because I want to keep it mainly white and neutral) for a productive, inspiring office space
- blue: helps being more efficient, productive and stimulates the mind
- yellow: will help stimulate the inner self, bringing out the creative side
- red: if there is a need of being more physically stimulated, energetic and ambitious
- green: brings more balance, has a calming effect.
By deciding what you want to impact, add accents of colors with the following in mind:
mind – shades of blue/grey
emotions – shades of yellow/beige
body – shades of red/pink
balance -shades of green
My little MUSTS list for my NEW OFFICE SPACE
- do at 1 least 1 piece by myself
- reuse as much as possible items from my house
- buy 1 piece in a vintage store/thrift store
- have 1 item (or more) created by my 3 lovely boys
- use quotes/pictures that will inspire me
- art wall
- book shelves with hidden storage (lots of storage)
- seating for my invitees/kids/hubby
- lots of different lighting
- lots of pillows, throws, rugs, textures
- white walls with bold accents
Whether you have a full or part time “at-home” job, just need this space to pay the bills and classify your documents or are a small business owner as a second job, I think that a home office or work area is always nice to have.
Can’t wait to put together my home office tour when I finish decorating it and share with you my favorite finds and links from my shopping list.
Hope you enjoyed reading it and that inspired you in maybe your future office space redo.