Playing Pretend with Home Decor: Office Edition

Ever have one of those days where you just want everything and anything, all the time, and you need it right then and there, and you’re upset that you don’t have it?

Yeah, me too.

It usually hits me when I do stupid things– like browse on Etsy, or catch up on beauty blogs/beauty vlogs/DIY websites.  Or walk through the homewares section of any store on my way to the freezer aisle for ice cream.

Suddenly, my bedroom and house (or Mom’s house, but whatever) is suddenly very drab and not trendy enough (LOL, me… trendy), and doesn’t have enough cute little touches and I just want to move into my own little house with a perfect bedroom, a beautiful office with a big desk, and a giant kitchen full of freshly baked goodies.

So, because I can’t actually have any of that until I figure out my life, I thought I’d plan instead.  Maybe that will take the edge off.  Or maybe I’ll play The Sims later and design their rooms with all the fake money instead.

Whatever.

Home Decor for Office and Crafting Space


Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource

 This is my current inspiration. I love the mix of white with wood trim, especially light or variated shades of wood for spaces like this.  The yellow and blue accents are really cute and bright (which is super similar to how my room was in my college apartment, and how it will be again when I move out), and I already have a rug that is super similar to the one on the floor sitting in storage.  I would opt for a more finished wood floor, and probably bring in some other colors too, but this is what I am currently loving.

I would want to merge it with some of this:


Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource

(Sorry it’s just a link back to my Pinboard, I couldn’t find where this actually came from out in cyber space!)

I love the industrial light on the right side of the book case (though I’d probably do blue or something, like the fan on the desk in the first picture), as well as the twinkle lights at the top.  I also am a sucker for bulletin boards, especially for things like calendars or reminders.  Though I’d rather have a white or natural wood book case to match, I like this feel of having the wide book case and a lot of flat space on top too.  I always tend to clutter my desk, so putting containers for supplies, or other organizational stuff on there but still in reach of the desk would be perfect. You could also do baskets in the cubbies for holding things, like even craft supplies or extra paper, office supplies, etc. Functional and ka-uuuuute.

And then add this too:

Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource

I adore this for mostly the functionality, not so much the design– I’d probably paint it like a distressed white, or keep it natural wood– anyone else sensing a pattern here?– and maybe line the inside of the drawers with a patterned paper to make it pop.  Having a crafting section of an office area would be amazing, especially as a knitter, and someone who loves crafts (bow-making, painting, anything that involves hot glue… etc), but sometimes posting up on the kitchen table, or at the coffee table in the family room is also cozy, so having a moveable crafting station like this would be super easy for clean-up.

Bonus: The source link is to a whole post about craft room storage if you’re interested.  Lots of cute stuff!

Though an office should be functional, I think I’d need to add a cozy section.  There will most definitely be a TV in there somewhere, so we also need a sofa and a table, perhaps?

Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource

This, with a low-sitting natural wood coffee table, nothing too fancy, as it’ll probably get scratched up  being in a crafting space anyway.  But I’m low-key obsessed with printed couches in an otherwise non-busy space.  Plus, I feel like this is perfect for a working space, as opposed to a living room or a family room where other things might be too busy. (Except, LOL @ the couch being from Anthropologie, I’d probably go looking for a flea market one, or something cheaper off eBay.)

Also, these (for funsies):


Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource

…Because, duh.

And I love these for organizational help:

Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.com

Love these chevron cups, and this picture is from a delightful little blog called Honey We’re Home, so you should go look over there too!

And all of these too:


Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource


Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource


Drawing inspiration (and dreaming) about my future home decor with these home office and crafting space pictures!  // www.CandidlyKelseyBlog.comSource

Annnnnd that’s the end, for now.  If you’re just absolutely enthralled by my brilliant taste, feel free to go check out my Pinterest.  Somewhere between pinning recipes, and really awkward Harry Potter jokes, you can find more stuff like this.

What do you think? Do you ever plan your own future home? Link me to your own Pinterest boards! I’d love to see them!

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