Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post
I read a statistic that said one of the growing trends in homes is the addition of home offices. With the change to how most schools are functioning and so many working from home….the kitchen table just isn’t cutting it! Michelle, a loyal blog reader reached out (when I asked for local families to makeover a kids space) saying that her son was starting a new school and she wanted to give him a space to love and be able to do school and homework in his room. We decided to give him a speedy makeover!
He has a large bedroom, a desk and a bed. Which was a great start! But I knew we could make it better than before. The desk was too similar to the scale of the bed, it was lacking contrast in height. And also missing a cozy spot to sit and read. I noticed the window space right away and had an idea….
I envisioned a floating desk! What do you think? Kevin added shiplap to the walls and built a floating desk. Taking advantage of the window. Isn’t having a window in an office at the top of everyone’s wish list??!
We have a simple tutorial on creating your own floating desk on this blog post. If you have an “awkward unstable space” rethink the potential!!
It opened up the room so much! I want to come work from here, it is the perfect size for a desk.
Making the most of your current space, by maximizing what it already had going on will not only create charm but help you get the most out of each room. Since we removed the desk, that gave us space for a new chair! The chair and ottoman were both from Walmart.com and very comfortable. (This is a similar chair).
And if there is a chair… you are going to want access to books! “If you give a mouse a cookie” concept! Found this bookcase at Walmart.com for $99!
Baskets are really a must-have for a bookcase too, especially in a kid’s space. These black and white canvas baskets are stylish and functional. I had ordered this Lab Artwork, which is so cute! And as I was styling it I wished I and ordered another piece of artwork, but didn’t have time….so I just stood up a book!
Bedroom Before and After
This entire space really didn’t cost much or take a lot of time. About $500 for bedding, bookcase, chair and nightstand! And this bedroom is now a styled, pulled together space! Often we are already spending money on decor, but if we just take time to put together a plan we will save money in the end and have a finished room!
I added a light rug to contrast the darker floors and bed, find similar rug here.
And if you are wondering if he likes it…this was the thank you from the family- “Thank you thank you thank you!! We are so in awe of your talent and time spent to make our house more of a home. Matthew loves his new room! We can’t thank you enough and look forward to paying it forward in some way of our own to keep spreading kindness!” Best thank you ever, to pay it forward!
I put together a girls bedroom design plan from Walmart.com!