My Home Office Needs Some New Shades

Thursday, January 27, 2011

h&g wt shade floral man can
Homes and Gardens

Wow, has it really been a year since I last wrote about our home office? I feel terrible that I've not only let you guys down by not finishing the room properly, but also neglecting the room to the point where it really is not pretty at the moment. It became our storage room throughout the year since neither my husband nor I used it for it's original purpose. BUT, I am happy to say that I am gearing up to restore it to it's full glory.

I've been working in the office for the past week and while it's not exactly in tip-top shape, I wanted to get a feel for how I would use the space before deciding how I think the space should be filled & decorated. It's actually been really nice working in here (I feel sort of silly not having used this space for the whole year!) especially since I can belt out tunes without having to worry about disturbing my husband. No but seriously, I've been taking my time figuring out where I want things to be placed in order to better serve my needs efficiently. And of course I've also thought about the aesthetics too. Can't leave that out, since that's my favorite part about decorating a space.

To start off, I know for sure that I want to add more color to the room and I've decided that I want to add window treatments that bring color to the room since the wall color is quite neutral. To get some ideas, I've gathered these images to get me motivated and inspired. Which is your favorite?

Elle Decor

Playful yet polished windows that could definitely translate to an adult space.

Better Homes and Gardens

Obviously, this doesn't make sense for an office but I just thought it was so darling.

My Home Ideas

Pelmet boxes are looking like my fav choice for the office. A fellow blogger, Jenny from Little Green Notebook who I think is absolutely genius, has step-by-step instructions on how to make your own easy pelmet boxes - I know what my weekend project is.

Elizabeth Dinkel Design Associates

Even though this is a kid's room, I would still rock that fabric in my office.

My Home Ideas

Absolutely love the clean and elegant look of these shades.

My Home Ideas

Chevron stripes that I need to have in my house somewhere.

Elle Decor

What's not to like about anything in this photo?


  1. Ooh I like the last one. They're all so pretty!

    This is my first time checking out your blog. I love all the color!

  2. @Jessica - I know! That last one has me drooling over the drapes AND warmer weather (it's freezing in Annapolis!). Thank you for finding me! I just checked out yours and am absolutely loving your photographs. I must add you to my blogroll~!

  3. Great images with some darling ideas, that good night would be so adorable in a nursery!!! Fun post,good luck on your decision. I am trying to make a decision on wallpaper for my entry. It is hard choosing for our own homes, isn't it?!! Kathysue

  4. @Kathysue - Yes! I wish I had a reason to have something like that in my house, but not just yet ;) It really is difficult! I always take forever deciding what to put in my house, unless its an impulse purchase which tends to happen more frequently than I'd like to admit. And good luck to you for deciding on wallpaper. Can't wait to see your entry!

  5. I LOVE chevron anything...just talked about it again on my blog! Any tips on finding cheap chevron fabric/curtains?

  6. @Sarah Jane - I know what you mean when it comes to chevrons! I can't seem to get enough of them either. The least expensive chevron fabric I seem to be finding are on Etsy. Here's a link to a black & white one - http://www.etsy.com/listing/61923379/decorative-designer-fabric-black-and

    I'm still keeping my eyes out for more, so I'll let you know when I come across more :)


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I enjoy hearing from you, so keep the comments coming!


Get an email of every new post! We'll never share your address.

Popular Posts