By Renae Frey

How to Add Function, Beauty and Character to your Home Office

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Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together. With all of the changes that Covid brought upon us, one of the things that changed drastically is that so many of us are now working from home instead of going into the office. It’s so important to have a space to work that is comfortable. Today, I am going to show you How to Add Function, Beauty and Character to your Home Office Come on, I’ll show you.

a beautiful home office, an animal print rug, and ottoman with accessories , a black sofa with decorative pillows, a vintage burlwood desk and office chair
Office Makeover-How to Add Function, Beauty and Character to your Home Office

The Office “Before”

I had a nice room for my office/guest room. It was a decent size and it had nice windows. But, it was so disorganized that I always felt like I was in a time out while I was in there.

Messy home office, desk stacked with papers, desk
Yikes! Just seeing this mess makes me feel stressed.

My desk was stacked tall with all of my notes and to-dos. I only went into my office to add to the stacks on my desk. Then, I quickly left the room and shut the door. Obviously, this didn’t work well for me.

plain home office, desk, black sofa. ottman, artwork on wall, lamp on table in corner
office makeover-before

The office was a decent size and I really liked the space itself-but, it was severely lacking function, beauty and character.

black armoire in background, lamp, books, plants, a decorative pillow and a framed picture of a baby sit atop of a neutral upholstered ottoman
My “mood board”

Here is the inspiration for my office makeover. I love the black armoire-I am going to retro fit it to hold my office supplies and printer. I love the natural and neutral look of the lamp, the gold of the picture frame and the greenery from the plants.

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Let the transformation begin!

unfinished wainscotting on wall, tools on floor, black sofa
unfinished wainscotting on wall

I added wainscotting to add character. I absolutely love it. It was quick and easy. You can see how I made it in the video above.

A beautiful home office, a burlwood vintage desk sits under a window with plantation shutters, an animal print rug, wainscotting on walls, artwork, ottoman with accessories in a basket

I moved the desk to the window. I love that I can look out over the garden and apple orchard. It’s a much nicer view than I had before. I added new drapes and peel and stick wallpaper.

office armoire, printer, baskets holding office supplies

The armoire is so functional. I put my printer in it, as well as baskets that hold my office supplies. I labeled each of the baskets so that I know where to find things and put them back.

a beautiful home office, and ottoman with accessories , a black sofa with decorative pillows, a vintage burlwood desk and office chair
Something is missing!

I really liked how my office was coming along, but it was definitely missing something.

The Piece de Resistance

an animal print rug
Oh, how I love my animal print.
a beautiful home office, an animal print rug, and ottoman with accessories , a black sofa with decorative pillows, a vintage burlwood desk and office chair

Doesn’t this look amazing? I absolutely love it. This gorgeous animal print rug from Boutique Rugs is truly amazing. You can get it here. It adds so much character and warmth to the room. Simply changing out a rug in a room can completely change the vibe and add so much coziness to the space. Such a simple thing but it makes a huge impact! 

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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