In general I prefer a colorful and cozy office space. I have to be surrounded by bright and interesting things for regular inspiration, and having a huge open desk is great for projects and crafting. Hopefully my office restyle will give you a few ideas if you're looking to update your own.
It all started with a brand new chair and rug. I needed something that genuinely felt cozy since I tend to spend a couple of hours every night in my office. As for the rug, I used to have a pretty basic black and red floral one. I wanted something a little more neutral that would balance out the bright color I was going for with the walls. Gilt was having a fabulous sale on rugs, so I was able to score a pretty nice one for an even nicer price.
I wanted a warm color for the walls, and a light avocado green kept grabbing me as we studied all the various paint swatches.
Kyle was also sweet enough to install a couple of shelves for me. I desperately needed a little more space to store and display things.
On another note, have you read Creative, Inc.? It was one of the awesome pieces of swag from the Austin Blogshop, and I can't wait to read it!
I set several personal goals this year. I think hanging them boldly on the wall will serve as a constant reminder of what I'm trying to accomplish in 2012.
We also decided to repaint the sun room that's attached to my office. We painted it a light dolphin gray and got rid of the rather large, light green chaise lounge that used to live there. I figure this will be a nice room for photo shoots and such because it has the best lighting in our apartment, but I haven't really put it to good use yet.
And that's a wrap! What does your home office look like?