Decorating an Office Corner

Happy Sunday Friends!

I am here today sharing a little corner of our basement where I created a little office nook.

I also wanted to share a few decorating tips and a little bit of the process of putting the space together.

A while back I had hung both the chalkboard and chevron sign. When I placed the desk and the storage bin in the area I realized the two items above them had too much space and looked very disconnected.


One way you can pull an area together is by lowering the wall hangings within the space to connect them to the furniture pieces they are hung above. This helps make the entire space look as one unit rather than each furniture piece looking individual.


Proportion of the items you place within the space are important too.

I wanted to create a stack of items on the desk that were decorative, but useful.
I usually stick to the same equation throughout my house when creating vignettes.

Colorful vintage item(s) + a white or neutral item(s) + a wood tone item(s).

I played around with the items until I it had the proportions I wanted.

Placing this small mug wasn’t the right fit… it was too short and wide.


Placing the ironstone egg cup wasn’t the right fit… it was too tall and thin.


This teacup was perfect and the extra floral detail added a little bit more visual texture.
It works great to hold extra paper clips.

Once I was finished with the items for the top of the desk, I then moved on to choosing the right chair for the area.

I pulled this grey chalk painted chair from some of my sale items.


Although I like this chair it blended into the area just a little too much.
I wanted a chair that had a little bit more visual contrast.


I pulled this red chair from another area in the house and loved the pop of color!


This little desk stores all of our extra office and school supplies.

1468777149587It is now a favorite corner in our basement!


Thank you for stopping by!

I would love to hear what your favorite decorating tips are too!

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