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Boho Home Office Design - Floor Plan and Mood Board

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Dear readers,

It is with great excitement that I write this post, because the time has come to give my very own humble home office a well-deserved makeover!

If you've been following along here, you'll know that my design focus since we moved into our home has mainly been on shared spaces, like our living room and recently redesigned master bedroom. But with those areas pretty much complete, I've turned my attention toward the one room in our house that is 100% mine. Like most of us, I've been working from home for nearly a year, and while my office does work (functionally speaking), it's seriously lacking in the design department. It's become a sort of catch-all space where furniture doesn't match, organization is lacking, and piles of stuff crop up like weeds in a garden. So it's about time that all changes!

The Before/Current Situation

This is a relatively small room with a somewhat awkward layout. It measures 12'3" x 8'5".

Paint samples are already being tested...I couldn't wait to get started!

Goals for the Space

I have three main goals for this space:

  1. Create a larger workspace. My current desk is too small. I want to be able to do my drafting homework for the NYIAD Interior Design course AND my office work on the same desktop.

  2. Add another space for a guest to sleep. In addition to our guest room in the basement, we want the option for another guest to be able to sleep in here.

  3. Increase storage and organization. I currently have two mismatched dressers in here that won't be staying, so I want to replace them with a functional and beautiful storage unit for our extra linens, printer supplies, craft supplies, etc.

Boho Home Office Floor Plan & Mood Board

For the design of the room, I'm going for a deep & moody tropical boho theme. I've been so inspired by the use of deep greens and tropical wallpapers I've been eyeing on Pinterest and Instagram, so I've decided to do my own spin on it! Check out the mood board to get a feel.

It's gonna be SO GOOD! I am so excited to be able to walk in here and feel transported to the jungle. I've never designed a "moody" style room before, and I am really looking forward to it.

Okay, so about the room layout. In order to achieve my three main goals, I decided I'm going to build an 8' desk using butcher block countertop and an IKEA Alex drawer unit (inspired by Kelin's built-in desk project at Hydrangea Treehouse). This will give me the desktop space I desire and should fit perfectly along the left-side wall butting up to the closet. I am also going to add a compact convertible chair that can pull open to a full-size bed when needed. And finally, I'll be adding one or two tall storage units on the right-side wall, where I plan to add some awesome removable wallpaper to really give the room that tropical jungle feel.

To visualize this in more detail, I used Homestyler to create a 3-D model of the room. (Forgive the grainy quality, it's all I get for using the free version!)

Can you picture it now?!

Honestly, it's going to take a lot of hard work to pull this off. I've already made a to-do list and filled up my entire white board! But I am excited to create a space with a unique vibe that I'll get to enjoy every single day. I hope you'll follow along as I bring this vision to life!



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