The new year means new energy, out with the old, and in with the new. That is exactly why I’m starting a DIY home office project! Since I’ve moved locations in Chicago, I’ve been using my futon as my couch, and acquired my boyfriend’s big ole’ chunky desk which seems to really bring down the space with its bulkiness and dark colors.
I believe it’s time for an upgrade!
So, I’m going to completely revamp my home office, Feng Shui the life out of it (or into it, I suppose?), and fill it with good vibes, colorful accents and new furniture. Before I dive into this project I wanted to share my “before” photos so that you can really see the transformation. I’m actually very excited about using some Feng Shui techniques to clear out clutter and let energy flow freely in my home!
Bonus: I’ll even have a Feng Shui expert share her tips on how to properly Feng Shui a home office.
DIY Home Office Project
I’ve got a salt lamp ready to generate negative ions and cleanse the air. Negative ions bond with positive ions in the air from laptops etc to neutralize them which helps cleanse the air. I also have my sage smudge sticks ready to go once all the clutter is gone. Sage is another herb that submits negative ions when burned, which some studies have shown might be linked to decreased stress.
My trusty futon is one of the furniture items that I will be donating. It is too big for the room and I really think large dark furniture in a smaller space makes it look even smaller! So I will be replacing this with some quirky furniture and lighter colors and textures.
As you can see the wall is a yellow color which will probably clash with the pallet that I will use for the new furniture, so I will also be painting the walls! I’m going to use Colorhouse paint which is an eco-friendly brand and transform my walls into a nice ivory color.
I’m also going to add more photos on the wall..maybe a gallery wall too? Possibilities are endless! I’m especially excited to Feng Shui the space for optimal energy. This will do the space wonders since there are no windows in this particular room.
So there you have it ladies, the official “before” view of my home office. Suggestions on decor ideas are welcome! Stay tuned for an update!