Office inspiration

30 Mar

Now that we’ve cleared out the third bedroom and purchased a new desk, I’ve started to really think about how I want the room to look and what to put in it. I initially thought that I wanted to paint the room some sort of teal or turquoise. This room from Young House Love was my inspiration for the color.


We went to Home Depot and I chose three colors to test out on the walls. I ended up really liking one that is way more turquoise (and a lot lighter) than the color pictured above. I painted one whole wall using the sample can and have had it that way for three days now. However, now that it’s up I’m not so sure about it. I think I was afraid to go dark like in the picture above because the room is so small. But now that I keep staring at my turquoise wall I feel like it looks too much like the color of a teenage girl’s room. That’s not at all the look I was going for. In the meantime while I figure out what to do with the color of the walls, I’ve been collecting some inspiration of things I’d like to have in the room.


A bright bookshelf with painted backdrops


A framed chalkboard for my thoughts


A neutral chair that I could brighten up with some fun pillows


Like these


Some fun shadowboxes for displaying mementos


An awesome rug


Some ampersand inspired decor


It’s definitely a work in progress. But I want it to be perfect so I’m going to take my time and work on one thing before I move on to the next. At least it’s a usable room right now!


7 Responses to “Office inspiration”

  1. Amanda March 30, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    I love all of the inspiration! It’s going to look great once you put it all together!

    • suburbianbliss April 1, 2011 at 2:30 am #

      Thanks! Actually a lot of your home decor/DIY has been inspiration for me too! I am loving yellow more and more these days!

  2. Abby March 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    I love those shadowboxes and that ampersand frame! You’ll have to show off the finished product when you’re done. 🙂

    • suburbianbliss April 1, 2011 at 2:30 am #

      I never understood shadowboxes that much until I saw those. I dont know where Id put them yet but its all a figure it out as I go type of thing. I hope Im done sooner than later!

  3. Steph March 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I love turquoise! Our bedroom is actually a nice turquoise/teal color.. a bit more of a greenish tint, but it’s perfect. It definitely took us a while to find a color that was “right” though – you’re totally right, that it can easily start looking a bit too juvenile!

    • suburbianbliss April 1, 2011 at 2:31 am #

      Thats what Im afraid of! I think I might go back to Home Depot this weekend to try out another color!

  4. kelsey April 5, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    Sigh, so many of these items have been my inspiration too!

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