Pretty Office Ideas

pretty office ideas

 

Pretty Office Ideas – Working as a full-time blogger means that I’m always looking for ways to update my office/workspace to make it look pretty, cute and you guessed it – girly!!

In this post I’ll be giving you a few simple ideas on how to transform your home office and turn it into a little ‘blogging haven‘ if you will – whilst staying in budget!

If you’re anything like me then you’ll probably be changing things every few months so there’s no need to go out and spend loads on accessories – I quite like doing DIY projects to make things a bit more unique. 🙂

Paint –  So, I know this might be a weird thing to talk about BUT I always feel like a room can be completely transformed with a little bit of paint to give it a bright, fresh feel.

I personally love rooms to be painted cream/beige/off-white and then I’ll customise things by adding decorative pieces and colourful accessories!

-*-*- Why not buy a couple of sample paint pots in pastel colours and a blank canvas then painting random colours onto the canvas as pictured above on the left! Instant colour and easy to do! 🙂 

Accessories –  This is where the fun starts for me! I could spend hours in places like IKEA, Wilkos and HobbyCraft as they all have such a variety of accessories when it comes to your home and office/workspace!
Little Pen holders, file organisers, vases and glass jars are something that I consider to be ‘essentials’ when it comes to your office. There are some really pretty accessories in stores but when people want to get creative I always suggest looking at the plain versions which could then be customised! 🙂

Glass Jars –  These are having a moment with me, I have 4 in different sizes and want to get another 2 as I have them placed on a shelf.

I bought some thin material in lovely pastel shades (baby-pink, baby-blue, mint-green and lilac) filling each glass jar with one of the colours and then placing some delicate fairy lights around them – they look beautiful when lit and the baby-pink jar looks like candy floss haha! 🙂

IKEA is one of the most-loved places to shop and many bloggers are going crazy for their storage drawers but I quite like their accessories as you can find lots of things on a budget!

I have this Skurar Lantern Holder filled with fairy lights on my desk (can you tell that I love fairy lights) and the lantern holder has a lovely design pattern which looks gorgeous when the fairy lights are switched on as you just get a lovely glow from it giving the room a beautiful cosy feel! 🙂

Flowers – This is where the vases are used….I love my flowers around the house but for the office prefer using false flowers and there’s so many options out there, I mean some false flowers look so real!!
I have two glass vases – one is filled with pastel coloured flowers and the other has bright, bold flowers….it’s all about variety and contrast with me haha! 🙂

By looking around in different stores you can find some really lovely pieces that will make a room look luxurious without having spent a fortune.

Be creative and purchase items that you could customise a few months down the line….it’s all about having fun, enjoying yourself and making a room perfect for you! 🙂

Would any of you like to see some DIY features on here too? Let me know! 🙂

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25 Comments

    • sprinkles
      April 25, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you very much!! Glad you like it 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      April 25, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      Yaaaay – will definitely come up with a few ideas! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      April 24, 2015 / 11:43 am

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  1. April 10, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Aww those pictures look so cute. I really like the idea of having a “blogging haven” because writing posts is amazing when you’re in a relaxed environment xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/

    • sprinkles
      April 25, 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Exactly Izzy!!! It really does make a difference! 🙂 xxx

  2. April 9, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    It looks gorgeous!! I love changing my desk space every couple of months. This gave me quite a few ideas, thank you 🙂

    Cheryl xx
    http://daisycandle.com

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you gorgeous!!! I love changing things round and always find bits and pieces to customise! Thank you for your lovely comment xxxx

  3. writingmonique
    April 9, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    I love this blogpost! And I am just like you; I love buying penholders and glass jars for my office! The photos of your office look lovely!

    WritingMonique.com

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I love buying different bits and pieces too – walk in a store for something completely different and end up finding too many ‘cute’ things hahaha xxx

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:14 pm

      Hahaha 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Yaaaaaaay 🙂 xxx

  4. April 8, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Aww, I wish I have space in the house to create a work area for myself, unfortunately we only have one extra room as hubby’s office (he works from home) and I usually end up working on dining table. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Hahahaha bless you!!! Just make the kitchen extra pretty! 🙂 That’s lovely that you both have the ability to work from home – it must be great that you spend so much time together! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you very much! 🙂 xxx

  5. Gabrielle
    April 8, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    All of your suggestions are lovely, especially as I’m also a fan of pretty office/desk areas! A fresh lick of paint certainly can refresh a space and I love your suggestion of the accessories. Funnily enough, I’ve just bought some new plant pots to place fake plants inside from IKEA! I hope you had a lovely Easter, Layla 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      YAAAAAY Go IKEA Go IKEA hahahaha!!!! 🙂 xxx

  6. April 8, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Love it! I finally have an office that I love to work in. We’ll be moving this summer, so I’m hoping to find a home where I can transform a room into another office space I love!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • sprinkles
      April 19, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Yay!!! Glad you’ve got a space that you love and I’m so happy that you’re moving!!! I hope it all goes well and I would LOVE to see pictures of how you transform the rooms 🙂 xxx

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