You may or may not know that my 18 year-old son moved to Los Angeles back in January to become a struggling actor. Every since he was in middle school, he’s always wanted to hit it big in Hollywood. So after saving his duckets from working a part-time job after graduation last year, he made the move to Cali. His room sat dormant and untouched for a few months, and last week, I finally decided to turn his old stomping ground into my new home office.
Previously, my home office was anywhere and everywhere in my house. Sometimes it was in my bedroom; sometimes it was in the living room or dining area. I worked wherever I could, but never really had a “true” office home. I sat down and sketched out a few pictures of what I wanted in my home office and worked to make my “drawings” come reality.
I wanted the room to have a futon since my son would be visiting and would need a place to sleep. And because it’s a tight space, I knew a small desk would have to suffice. I also wanted a few wall shelves and “encouraging” photos to help me on days that weren’t so good. I longed for a warm and cozy space with lime green and orange and gray and brown. A TV was also necessary for background noise and such.
Pretty much everything that was on my wish list is now in my home office with the exception of a few more decor and accent pieces. I would like to add a wall clock and another stand that I can place my printer on (until then, it’s still in my bedroom). The room also houses a wicker basket with sheets and towels and pillows for overnight guests to use since the room still needs to be multi-functional.
Below are a few pictures of my new home office. I also want to paint the walls and get new window treatments. But so far, it’s becoming a creative space for me to work in. I am so thankful to finally have a place that I can call my home office. And although I miss my son, he still has a place to come home to.
What do you think?