Today I’m back for another Room Design Challenge! My last one was this winter when I created an entire living room from WalMart furnishings only (hey, I’m orignally a Hoosier, you made sure you put on mascara before going in because you always did run into someone you knew!)… Check it out HERE and see how I furnished the entire room for just $1265.02. But today I’m going to tackle another room in the house for a challenge: The Home Office. Just recently I revamped my hallway to create a Triple Kid’s Homework Area for my little ones, and now I have an office space on the brain!
So I started off by designing a dream home office grounded in neutral pieces but blinged up with a bit of gold glam. Industrial with a girly twist. Even in my “splurge” office there are still some great pieces that would work in your project: $5 artwork and a rug under $250? Still totally do-able!
I started by painting the walls a neutral warm gray and then added in a simple, clean-lined desk from West Elm. A graphic rug brings in some pattern, and I’m in love with these gorgeous shelves from Restoration Hardware. Don’t you just love that ladder? I glammed it up with a gold chair, some gold desk accessories and I love the simplicity of this white and gold pendant light. I couldn’t resist adding a work themed printable to the mix. Got to stay inspired!
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I love this look, but I thought I could do better. This office is just as pretty but SIX TIMES LESS THE COST! Check out all of the details that make this home office space work on a fraction of the budget:
The biggest cost savings was to swap out bookshelves. Both have an industrial style with a “X” back, but this version keeps a lot in the bank. A striped rug still stays in the space and the price is right at $199. Another huge cost savings was this desk-it has a similar look to the West Elm one, but this is a Target beauty instead. This gold lattice pendant is less than $100 and brings in just as much gold polish as the first version. And of course, a motivational poster rounds up the space.
Check out all of these fixtures & furnishings here:
Want to see even more gold tinged home office ideas? Check out this $273 entirely-from-Target office I designed on Day 17 of my 30 Day Design Challenge, check out all of the details HERE!
So there you go! Another Design Challenge solved: how to create a budget friendly look off a splurge worthy room. You truly can have beauty and keep some money for those killer heels you have been eyeballing! Want to see more? Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram where I’m always sharing Mood Boards & Design Ideas.
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