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5 Ways to Score an Instantly Pretty Office Space

5 Ways to Score an Instantly Pretty Office Space

The kids are back at it, easing their way back into the school routine as we speak. But while the focus is usually on students, many grown-ups get those back to school feels, too. After a long and lazy summer, September feels like the perfect time for a fresh start, for a renewed sense of focus to hit our career goals.
But getting motivated in a boring all-beige cubicle? Um, so not gonna happen. If any of you are feeling similarly disenchanted with your work space right now, it’s really no big deal. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and a handful of pretty pieces are all it takes to bring your office space from boring to beyooond. Read on for how to score an instantly prettier office space. Warning: these pieces will cause serious office envy…
 
GILT-Y PLEASURES
A little bit of gold goes a long way to making even the most basic office space look luxe. A gold detail on a lamp here, or a rose gold picture frame there will add some much-needed shine to a flat-looking space. Keep the theme strong by choosing gold office supplies like paper clips or scissors - seriously, why should kids have all the school supply fun?
WE LOVE | 1. Gold Task Lamp, HomeSense; 2. Rose Gold Picture Frame, HomeSense
 
ART TO HEART
Sick of staring at bare walls? Pick an oversized pastel print, like this gorgeous brushstroke print to add colour and calm to your 9-to-5.
WE LOVE | 3. Framed Abstract Painting, HomeSense
 
BOOK IT
Since I work in fashion, my office is naturally filled with an array of gorgeous coffee table books by my favourite fashion gurus - from street stylers to editors to photographers. I score the most beautiful books at HomeSense for a fraction of what they cost anywhere else. No matter what field you work in, try to keep your display books in the colour theme of the rest of your office if you can. Have a book you love but it’s messing w your pretty office flow? Hardcover books always look more luxe with the sleeves removed.
WE LOVE | 4. Love Style Life by Garance Doré, HomeSense
 
DREAM DESK
If you really want a revamp, a new desk can give your office an instant facelift. We love a sleek white desk to keep your office looking clean and uncluttered. New desk not in the budget? Use chalk paint to update your existing desk or take your desk to a kitchen cabinet refinisher and ask them to spray your desk in a shiny white lacquer. Voila! Instantly Instagrammable desk.
WE LOVE | 5. Modern Desk, HomeSense
 
FUR REAL
Ugly chair sitting in the corner? Add a mongolian fur pillow. Uncomfortable desk chair? Sit on a mongolian fur pillow. Ready for that 3 pm nap? Curl up under your desk with a mongolian fur pillow. It’s pink. It’s pretty. You need one.
WE LOVE | 6. Mongolian Fur Cushion, HomeSense
 
Ok, I’m feeling motivated now. Happy office decorating you pretty things
 
xx
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