White and gold-themed office moodboard

A stylish office makes for good work and productivity, so this white and gold-themed office moodboard should give you plenty of ideas.

 

white and gold-themed office moodboard

 

1. White desk | Robert Dyas | £85 | 2. White and gold lamp | Maisons du Monde | £32.39 | 3. White and gold chair | Home Sqaure | $148 (half price) | 4. Magazine rack | Wayfair | £35.99 | 5. Marble book ends | Made.com | £20 | 6. Copper wire bin | Oliver Bonas | £29 | 7. Kate Spade notebooks | Trouva.com | £12.95 | 8. White bookcase | Wayfair | £163.99 |

I’m starting to renovate my own home office. It has flooring but that’s it. I’m still undecided as to what colour to go for. You can see in this post that I want to get creative with colour. I love navy walls at the moment, like this one from Love Chic Living:

 

Love Chic Living dark walls

 

It’s stunning with the white bookshelf in the corner and the white frames of the artwork above the fireplace. Jen has a big window which means the room doesn’t look too dark. My office has one small window in the corner of the room. I’d be afraid of making the room look too small, dingy and dark.

I think navy blue, white and gold are a stunning combination. I made the white and gold-themed office moodboard thinking that navy walls would just look stunning with it. There’s nothing better than a moodboard to give you some great ideas for any room!

 

white and gold and navy blue theme

 

Have you ever gone with a daring wall colour? Did it work, or did you hate it? Let me know to help me make my decision!

 

Some home office design ideas

Our house renovation has finally slowed down, but we’re always thinking ahead, and now we’re scoping out some office design ideas.

Now that we’ve moved in, we’re slowly plodding along with smaller jobs. You might have seen my bathroom reveal a couple of days ago, so the office is now the only un-decorated room to go. There are two rooms in the house that haven’t been touched at all: the master bedroom and the spare bedroom.

The office will mainly be my domain; a space for my books, a quiet place to blog. The office design ideas should incorporate a space for my desk, my bookshelves and space for my keyboard. I’m still not convinced this will fit, as I don’t want a space that looks overly cramped or messy.

I also know that I would like to keep the space light and airy. It’s the smallest room of the house, because the boiler is in a cupboard/room within the study. I’d like to disguise this boiler room as much as possible. You can see how it looks in the picture below (terrible quality sorry).

It is currently a complete waste of space. When we looked around the house for the first time, there was one shelf of books in it. I think we could fit many more shelves in here, for storing things like toilet roll and spare cables for the computer/laptops. It sits directly over the staircase, which is why it has a funny shaped ‘floor’.

So far, the room is a complete blank slate. I removed all the wallpaper before we moved in. The laminate floor and skirting boards (unpainted) are also in. We’ll be using lining paper instead of paying for a plasterer, and then painting the walls. Although, my office design ideas incorporated wallpaper, maybe just along one wall. I love this way of using wallpaper. Wallpaper behind a shelved wall will always look great, but I like the subtle-ness of the paper.

As mentioned above, I like minimalism, and classic, clean edges. Like this:

office design ideas

Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash

I love the artwork on the walls above the desk. It is simple but it really works, and adds to the corner. My desk is currently sitting in a corner, so I’ll definitely be considering some sort of shelving/art work on the wall to the right. Maybe that’s the wall I should put my paper on:


Some of my favourite bloggers’ offices

Lark and Linen

Jacquelyn’s study is what dreams are made of. Her house is old enough to have that stunning wooden panelling all the way around, which she’s accentuated by adding wallpaper just above it.
Her study is huge, and enables her to have a reading chair in the corner, complete with an overhanging light. And just look at that bookshelf.

Wit and Delight

I love a good nosy at a Before and After, and Kate’s did not disappoint. That blue colour is brave but stunning, and it compliments the brown hue of the wooden floorboards. Kate’s study can hold the colour because of its size, but she also breaks up the colour using white furniture, and artwork.

 

Swoon Worthy

Kimberly is renowned for her bold splashes of colour combined with crazy patterns, but she always pulls the look off. Her home office is no different. I adore the pink colours combined with the dark desk and floorboards, with the elements of gold layered over the top too in the bookshelf, the chair, and art work. And that egg chair!! If I had one of those in my office, I would never do any work. Kimberly always persuades me that you can go a bit wild with patterns and colours, and that it can work.

How would you decorate your office? Clean and serene, or loud and bold?