Real Simple-Office Makeover

I came upon an old Real Simple blog post of an amazing office makeover that I just had to share.  A disastrous guest room/office was turned into the home office of your dreams.





What a difference! You may have noticed that the desk has been repositioned to the other side of the room which is where it should be. Every part of this office looks well put together, organized and stylish. It definitely has my stamp of approval! Come to think of it, I have that very same desk that I got from Ikea. I didn’t have to spend a fortune to get a fabulous office desk and neither do you.

Now I want to show you inside the white cabinet:


Do you notice how both her printer and shredder are in there? As I’ve mentioned on other blog posts and interviews, these electronics are better kept out of sight. Usually along with a shredder and printer you have a pile of cords too. Getting separate cabinets or moving those items off of your desk can and will make a huge difference in your workspace. Until they make stylish printers or unless you have a shredder like this one, it’s better that no one sees it.

Perfect example of style and function:


Though you may not need ottomans in your office, this is still a great example of style and function. They needed extra storage and seating so this was a great solution.

You can see more pictures and just how they put the space together by click here.

What do you think of the transformation? Likes and dislikes? Commet below, I want to know what you think!

The Office Stylist


  • Sue says:

    Hi I really like your blog but the print is hard to read against the background. Just wanted to pass that observation along. Keep the good ideas coming, thanks!!

  • jill says:

    Very nice. But it seems like a day bed was put in front of the exterior door. I’m big on form and function, and often have stupid architectural situations. But I wouldn’t block a door. Mostly it’s a fire hazard. Are people doing this? Is it acceptable to ignore a door?

  • The Office Stylist says:

    Hi Jill,

    I agree that if the bed was blocking a door that it not functional and definitely a hazard. However, the bed was put in front of the window and isn’t blocking the door. Keep in mind this space had two windows so I see where there can be confusion as to the placement of all the new stuff. If you click on the link in this post you can see more pics of the space and how it was done.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    The Office Stylist

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