As you many know I’ve started to create my own workspace at home from where I can write and generally get away from things when I need to. My Blogger’s workspace is taking shape and I was looking at desks and pulling together different ideas for creating the ideal home office. One thing that has struck me recently, and is something I try to employ when I’m decorating at home is to ensure I think outside of the usual parameters. I like to findifurniture and décor in unusual places and then put it where you wouldn’t normally expect to find it. There’s a knack to this and you do need to think differently and creatively, but here are a few ideas to help you on your way.
Office Chairs would look great as occasional seating in a home
Upcycling has become quite a trend now and lots of us love turning something old and unloved and giving it a new lease of life. Take my ideas on what you can create with old pallets for example. Who would have thought you could create so many wonderful home items from an old piece of forgotten wood.
If you are having a declutter and have items that you no longer need for one purpose, can you reuse them somewhere else in the home. Furniture that is surplus to requirements in the lounge may be useful in a child’s bedroom perhaps, or maybe that old chest of drawers that you no longer need in your bedroom would make great craft storage in a playroom. Just because something is marketed as a piece of bedroom furniture doesn’t mean to say that’s all it is useful for.
If you’re wanting something special for a certain room and you just can’t seem to find it, don’t be afraid to be creative and look in different types of shops. For my desk furniture for example I might try looking at more commercial stores selling contemporary office furniture to find the right style at the right price. Think about trying surplus stores, or seconds warehouses if you can find them. It’s well worth looking around and being imaginative to get the look that you want.
Redistribute your Budget
If you’re not finding the right piece of furniture or accessory for your project try thinking about redistributing your budget across your scheme. You may love the look of one particular coffee table for example but it’s too expensive and you can’t find anything similar that you like. Can you look for a different rug, or sofa perhaps at a lower price so freeing up some of that cash for the beloved coffee table? This is where a little pre-planning comes in and it’s always wise to make a moodboard. A moodboard gives you the vision of what your finished room with look like but it also focuses you on the items you want to buy. Do this in advance and you can adjust your budgets where and when you need to. If you want to find out more on creating a moodboard do take a look at my tutorial here.
Good luck with any remodelling you are doing. Using some of the tips here, being creative with the types of furniture you use, and where you buy it from, will help you create something unique and special to you. It just takes a little planning.