We’re moving on Saturday, and I’m really excited to get my new home workspace set up! Today we went and bought our paint. I’ve decided to paint a wall of my office a dark, warm grey color called Deep Mink. I’ll probably paint the wall my bookshelves will go against, or the wall behind my desk. I also plan on converting the closet into an open storage space, so I’ll be taking the doors off of it and painting the inside a medium yellow–called Dandelion Chain. (The orange Buttercup Squash color is going on a wall in our living room.)
I really like yellow and grey as a color combination. When I Googled it, here are a few images I found inspiring:
I don’t plan on making gray and yellow the only color scheme for the room. I thought they would both work well with other colors. For instance, I have an old dark green Army trunk with a red and yellow label on it. I’d also like to get a couple of hot pink or red accessories. I figure I can mix and match a bit while still making things feel unified.
I’ve also been looking for other elements for the room, especially rugs. I think a great rug really pulls a room together, and we picked out a beautiful one for our living room yesterday. Having a unique rug in my office will help me to merge the themes I’m going for with my decor–modern, industrial and a little rustic. I will probably buy a solid color rug and paint it myself with the pattern I like, but I plan to pull ideas from these I found on Ikea’s website:
Tomorrow I’m heading back to the army surplus store to price out a set of lockers I’ve had my eye on for a while. My idea is to clean them up and spray paint them and use them for storage in the closet. This isn’t a very good picture of them, but I snapped it last time we were there:
Here are some examples of lockers used as home decor:
I love how these look in these rooms, and I’m excited to bring these ideas into my home!