By: Kristen Vanderwerff - Polished on Purpose.
Coco Chanel once said, “An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” It’s important to create a space that you enjoy, especially if you are working from home where you spend the majority of your time. You cannot work effectively at a desk that doesn’t inspire you. Imagine how much more work you'd get done if you were surrounded by your own beautiful space all day!
The picture above is my current home office. Having a quality laptop is super important to me, and Apple is the best option for me from functionality to aesthetics. My to-do list/planner is a key item in my workday. I'm definitely one of those people that likes to write things down, and having a planner really keeps me on track. Check out my favorite planner here. Inspirational phrases are always great, too! Marshall's, Ross, Home Goods, and TJ Maxx are my favorite places to get little adornments for my office. They are usually at a great price, too!
Tons of people have asked me about how to make a home office like mine. A few people have said they could only wish to have a space like mine, and the best part is they can! A quick trip to IKEA and Home Goods will solve the problem, trust me! I promise you it's possible to completely update your home office for less than $300. Let me show you how.
White Desk/Shelf - IKEA - $104 - Without forking over an arm and a leg, this desk is super beautiful. The white finish is shiny and creates a beautiful modern feel for my office. Even better, it can be attached to a shelving unit that houses 8 square baskets and is absolutely stunning!
Lamp - Target - $79.99 - This lamp has done me solid for almost 3 years. It's decently sturdy, incredibly beautiful, and you can even dim the light! I would say this is one of my best buys from Target for sure!
Rain Design mstand - $43 - If you have a separate monitor, this laptop stand is a must! It lifts it up high enough so your laptop and monitor are about at the same height. It also makes scrolling between two screens much easier!
Utensil Spinning Caddy - TJ Maxx - $7.99
Coffee Cup - Hobby Lobby - $11.99
Glass Quote Tray - Marshall's - $3.99
Grand Total: $258.35
Of course, you'll need to add your own laptop, monitors, keyboard, and mouse, but as far as design goes, this is it! Not too difficult, right? Take this weekend to update your space and post it on Instagram for everyone to see!
Don't forget to tag @polishedonpurpose #popPerfectOffice!