*This post was made possible by the generous support of Better Homes and Gardens, and features gifted product. All opinions are my own.
Have I told you that a few of our rooms are in a state of flux? I tend to share these types of more complicated/explanation-heavy house updates over on Instagram since I can share off-the-cuff videos, so if you aren’t following along with me over there, click here! The semi-short story, though, is that I’ve decided to switch things up with the two bonus bedrooms in our new house. The larger of the two has, up until this point, acted as my home office and, most recently, also as a cozy reading nook. But something about it just looked a little off. I felt like the oversized space wasn’t living up to its potential, so I decided to turn the smaller second bedroom, which was my art studio (a room that I ended up not using at all) into my home office. This freed up space in the larger extra bedroom, and I plan to turn that into a guest room.
All this to say, we’ve been moving lots of things around as we experiment with the space and functionality of our new home. I’ve loved having the opportunity to get creative and problem solve with our décor these last few weeks as we play around with different furniture arrangements, and so the timing couldn’t be better when I was asked to design a modern, earthy office space with Better Homes and Gardens.
I had been thinking about possibly upgrading my existing office furniture anyway, so being able to test new office-themed items from BHG’s collection at Walmart was right in line with my needs. Just like always with their pieces, everything fell into place so easily. Every single product you see in these pictures came from Walmart, and was a dream to play with and style. I love how the dark wood in the chair, desk, and art frame really pop against the vintage wallpaper we already had in this room, and the bluish green accents (like the rug, table lamp, and planter pot) offer great contrast. A handful of plants, this fluffy embroidered throw pillow, and a tiered stand for office accessories really finished off the look.
This is actually just a temporary setup that I put together for the photoshoot with Better Homes and Gardens, which is why you’re seeing my office still in the wallpapered big extra bedroom (calling this out for those of you who have eagle eyes and might have been confused). I had already moved my existing office furniture into the old art studio next door, which is why I had room to shoot this office look in my old home office space. I’m still trying to pick between the two sets for my “final” office scheme, so stay tuned for that reveal soon. Ultimately, though, I really love how this temporary office turned out, and I’m definitely torn about which set to use for my day-to-day work.
Click those links above if you want to order anything you saw here in today’s post. One thing I wanted to call out specifically is the fact that you do have to assemble the desk, but it’s a breeze to put together. As per usual, I did it all by myself, and had no problems. The instructions were crystal clear, and I had the whole office set up in about an hour from start to finish. Got questions? Let me know below, and if you have a vote for which office furniture I should use (see my current desk here in an initial mood board), let me know that in the comments, too.
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