The Home Office

More than just a place to burn the midnight oil, it’s where brilliant ideas become reality. Whether you’re an accountant or an artist, have an analytical or a creative mind, working in an inspirational space could be the key to your success.

The trick to creating a workspaceOpens in a new windowthat fuels your drive is finding a style that speaks to you. If you’re an old soul, sprucing up your workspace with vintage accessories and flea market finds might be all that it takes to create an inspiring environment. Here are a few easy DIY ideas to get you started:

  • Use vintage tins and cans to store pens, pencils, paintbrushes and other supplies. If you’re feeling especially crafty, you can decoupage the containers with ephemera or simply cover them with fabric scraps.

  • Make a bulletin board out of an old picture frame by replacing the glass with corkboard. Paint the frame a bold color or, if you’re after a more glamorous look, try your hand at gold leafing.

  • Use an old school letter board. Switch out quotes each day or even use it as a to-do list. These letter boards are definitely back in style.

One of the best things about creating vintage home officeOpens in a new windowdecor is that you don’t have to start from scratch. The ideas mentioned above beautifully mix and mingle with all styles of furnishings. Combine a little bit of vintage charm with a contemporary chair and traditional desk, and you’ve got yourself an eclectic masterpiece that might just inspire your magnum opus.