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Create A Pretty Home Office

This is a partnered post with Wayfair.

Home decor has been our focus this last year, and I recently turned my eyes to my home office, because it was boring and utilitarian and totally uninspiring. I moved the furniture around (it helped) and completely decluttered it (always a good thing), but I knew what it lacked was color, and prettiness. I can’t be happy in a bare, beige room, I needed some beauty, so I looked on Wayfair and found a gorgeous Cambridge patterned area rug in a sort of turquoise blue and cream, and ordered it. And that was the start of creating a new work space for me.

pretty work space

cambridge area rug-2

Once I had a pretty area rug covering my bare hardwood floor, I knew I was on a roll and the rest of the room has to be spruced up, so a dark wood desk from Sauder (as well as a matching side table to hold my printers) were added to replace my unfinished wood desk, and some organizational items to keep me neat and focused.

organized desk-2

Finally, the throne, aka the girliest armchair I ever saw. I wasn’t excited about standard basic black and grey computer chairs, and since I plan to start having photography clients visit my home and wanted something beautiful to sit in while I talk to them, as well as the fact that I spend so many hours sitting in front of my computer and needed comfort, I knew this decadent and plush chair was just right for me…I could picture myself curled up in it, drinking my International Delight iced coffee, and editing photos or writing a blog post. It’s what I’m doing right now….

pretty office space

pretty office desk and chair

drinking coffee

It’s true love.

The perfect accent for a work area is inspiration, and I found one of my favorite sayings, something that I want to remember everyday, available as inspirational wall art. Everyday I remember that the best life is when I do what I love, and love what I do. I’m a mom, a blogger, and a photographer, and I love what I do 🙂

inspirational saying

My home office now inspires me, it elevates me, it makes me happy. Some color, a little bit of extra comfort, an inspirational reminder, and it’s now my happy place. And it all started with a gorgeous new area rug.

Do you have a room in your home that needs a facelift? It’s incredible what a simple area rug can do for a room (every room in our house now looks complete once we added an area rug in). Wayfair rarely offers promotional codes, but they are offering one now, for 15% off area rugs, and only until August 4th.

Save! Take 15% off any area rug at Wayfair.com until 8/4 with promo code RUGLUV41

pretty home office ideas

1 Umbra Mantra “Do What You Love” Phrase Wall Décor
2 Lydia Neon Button Back Arm Chair
3 Safavieh Cambridge Navy / Ivory Rug
4 Sauder Camarin Computer Desk

What room in your house could use a makeover with a new area rug? Check out Jute + Sisal rugs here.

This is a partnered post with Wayfair




  • Love your office!! And that rug – I need a new living rug, I’ll have to go check out their website!

  • Definitely our den/office space. It’s a huge room at 22×16 feet and it’s all tiled floor. Our home really needs some décor updating – it was built in 1987 and some spaces haven’t been updated since then :/

  • I love this room and the rug… great looks!

  • I love that color! I have a similar rug in grey and white.

  • You really did make that a cozy place of inspiration. I love it!

  • The chair and rug are so pretty! I love turquoise. 🙂

  • Kait

    I love wayfair!! And that rug is way cute. I need one for my kitchen.

  • I love that blue chair! I could use a new rug in my bedroom.

  • I hate computer chairs and your chair is gorgeous! Plus it does look so comfy! Love the whole space!

  • Wayfair does have the best rugs and products. I love shopping on their site.

  • How pretty is that space! I love the rug and that bright blue chair. I want that for my own office!

  • I love the color, it’s so fun!

  • Isn’t it great how an item like a rug or an eye catching piece of furniture can make an entire room? I can not wait to decorate our new home once we start the moving process.

  • Love that chair and the rug just compliments it so well!

  • I am totally in love with this office space. That chair does looks comfortable. That quote is well worth hanging on the wall.