Home Office Renovation Ideas (+ Competition!)

Home Office Renovation Ideas (+ Competition!)

Last week, me and Jay decided to actually make a start on our home office renovation, so I wanted to share our home office renovation ideas.

As you can see from the above photo, our office is currently a bit of a mess (and I’ve just realised Jay has been using my lovely John Lewis desk as a workbench and my bookcase as a coaster).

We kept saying we’d get around to renovating it over Christmas, but to be honest, I couldn’t see it happening. But now, it is happening and we made a start this weekend.

The office currently has flooring and that’s it. We’ve got big plans so I wanted to share our home office renovation ideas with you.



The office will be my domain. It houses all my books (all 300 of them) and is the perfect space for me to blog. So naturally, I’ve decided to make it as girly as possible.

I’ve chosen this wallpaper from Graham and Brown:


Graham and Brown Linden wallpaper


I loved the subtle colours and pattern that will (hopefully) make the ceiling look higher thanks to the vertical stripes of the pattern. The room is quite small so I didn’t want wallpaper that was too dark. This one is perfect.

I’ve chosen this colour paint from Farrow and Ball:


Farrow and Ball Middleton Pink


I know…‘millennial pink’… I just love it and really think it will brighten up the room with some needed colour.

You can see how the complete room will look when it’s finished. I love the wallpaper combined with oak. I’ll finish the room off with white and gold accessories and we’ll be done!


Home office renovation ideas. Photo collage of wallpaper, pink paint, oak desk and wooden floor



I hate clutter. It ruins the look of a room and makes a space feel small and cramped. This is why handy storage solutions are an absolute must. www.furniture-work.co.uk have SO many options, from stationary cupboards to glass cupboard to desk-high cupboards.

Some sort of filing cabinet is essential in a home office, as well as somewhere to put folders, stationary, etc.

I love being organised. Everything is in folders and arranged properly. Being able to hide these sorts of folders is even better.

So, these are my home office renovation ideas. I’m sure they’ll change as the project progresses but I’ll be sharing the ‘During’ process, and the final result over January, so keep an eye out!



Furniture at Work are giving one lucky person the chance to win £500 for their #DeckYourDesk campaign. Just decorate your office space with anything and everything Christmassy. Share a photo of your festive work space on the following channels to enter:  


  • Reply with your photo to the Competition Tweet on @Furniture_Work using the hashtag #DeckYourDesk
  • Reply with your photo to a Competition post on the Facebook page @FurnitureAtWork using the hashtag #DeckYourDesk
  • Valid Instagram entries will use the campaign hashtag #DeckYourDesk and will also tag the company page using @FurnitureAtWork



*Collaborative post


    • sarahaelsley
      December 18, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Thanks Sophie! I really hope so.

  1. December 18, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I love your style 🙂 I’ve gone for a light grey in our study but it’s just paint, I’ve never dared try and tackle wallpaper. The pink goes really well with it as well. Looking forward to seeing the photos once it’s complete!

    The TEO Girl

    • sarahaelsley
      December 18, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Thanks! I’ve always been a bit scared of wallpaper. Why does it make you think of horrible 60s floral patterns?! We’re going to try and put it on ourselves 🤔

  2. December 20, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I love the grey colour scheme, it’s wonderful. I’m also loving the corner desk that you’ve picked, great storage an quite fashionable. It would suit my study, I’m actually redecorating it at the moment.

    Ffi | The Essence of Red

    • sarahaelsley
      December 20, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Yes it’s handy for the corner, especially for such a small room like ours. Thanks for commenting Ffi!

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