Lindsey’s Office Tour
One of my goals for 2017
is was to finish my office! It has been partially completed for months but over the weekend wecleaned, organized, hung pictures, and hung shelves all to FINALLY get my office finished. Woohooo! Now I finally have a creative place to write posts, plan, andto have a little “me” time to read. I wanted to give you the official tour and share some of my tips for creating a place you will love to be in!
Lindsey’s Office Tour
Tip # 1 – Have an area for you to unwind. A place that you can do things that bring you joy.
For me that space is my big comfy chair! I LOVE this reading nook. I love sitting in it with a great cup of coffee and a book or sometimes if I wake up before John on a Saturday I’ll go curl up in it with a blanket, my pups, and the ipad to watch Netflix. To have such a large chair in this space I had to sacrifice fitting a side table next to it. I found this old shelf in the garage, painted it gold, and it ended up being perfect to hold my coffee!
Tip #2 – Pick colors you love.
I really wanted a clean and bright space. While this to me is cozy and relaxing, this room also doubles as our “studio” and the white walls help for when we shoot diy projects, decor, and recipes.
Tip #3 – Have a workspace that inspires creativity and productivity.
When you keep a clean desk then you are more likely to do work there, where as if you keep it cluttered then you will avoid it, because in order for you to work you will need to deal with whatever is on that desk and so you just go somewhere else. I also like to keep things in view that encourage and motivate me, so above the desk I created a gallery wall of inspirational sayings and quotes. PS: This desk is from Ikea. I think total it was under $30! I used my trusty old spray paint and painted the legs gold. I try not to keep a lot on it and store most of my stuff on the bookshelf, because we are constantly moving this thing in front of the window to take the pictures for our blog posts. Luckily, it is super lightweight and easy to move!
This clothes rack is also from Ikea and was around $13 when I bought it a month or two ago. This has become one of my favorite purchases! It is so nice to have one place to hang outfits and store products that haven’t been shot for the blog yet.
I just picked up 3 of these gold baskets from Walmart! They were less than $2 a piece. I am definitely going back for more. They fit perfectly inside the bookcase and on the bottom of the clothes rack for storage.
Tip #4 -Create a Gallery Wall
I love the gallery wall above my desk. I chose pieces that would be motivating and encouraging. If you want to create your own gallery wall, first, you are going to want a plan of how many items that you want to put up and how you want them spaced out on the wall. I just laid them out on the floor and arranged them how I wanted keeping in mind, that nothing should be perfectly centered. I used a variety of size pictures and added more interesting pieces like the deer and moose head. (Most of the pictures and decor are from Hobby Lobby. )
Second, you need a way to mount them on the wall and if you are like me then you hate using the hammer and nails, because you have to find the studs and then if you mess up they leave a huge hole. To much pressure haha. Well, HelpyHook is about to be your new best friend! Seriously, this may look like a tiny, cute little hook – but this bad boy can hold up to 17lbs!! Sayyyy whhhhha? I was shocked too. I have become a little addicted and used these to hang just about everything in my office…and rehung things that were already hung in the house, just because haha!
PS: how cute is the packaging?! I love the little container and there are a ton of hooks in there. Sidenote: they are also reusable.
Let me tell you how easy the Helpy Hooks are to use: You line it up, then use your thumb (that’s right I said thumb, not hammer) to effortlessly push the hook into the wall. Ta-da! That is it! If you need to remove the hook, you can take another helpyhook and hook the middle ridge with it and it will pull it right out of the wall.
Tip #5 – Add Decor and Accents
Add in little things like scented candles, flowers, and other nic-nacs that help tie the room together.
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look at my office. I hope some of the tips will help you in creating a space you will love to be in too! I would love to see pictures, tag me on instagram @ourmessytable.
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Thank you so much to Helpy Hook for sponsoring this post! As always, opinions are 100% my own.