Small Space Home Office Makeover

Small Space Home Office Makeover

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Small Space Home Office Makeover

Hi, friends! Kylee here to update you on my brand new home office! My husband and I both work from home a couple days per week, so we are VERY excited to finally have a dedicated workspace we really love.

For years, this small room in our Seattle townhouse was our guest room. As soon as my sister moved out of our house and into her own place, we moved the guest bed to her old room and this turned into kind of a furniture graveyard/TV watching room. It wasn’t very pretty and definitely wasn’t functional or practical for us, though, so I never really wanted to go in there!

Small Space Home Office Makeover

When my mom offered to help me give this room a makeover with I was so excited to turn it into a home office. I am in love with how it turned out! Now it is a room I enjoy being in, rather than one I try to avoid. Even our attitudes about “going to work” have definitely improved now that we have an official and pretty place to go!

Let me show you around!

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Before we started, we completely emptied the room and gave it a fresh new coat of paint. This allowed us to start from scratch to determine exactly what the space needed.

I really wanted the room to be functional, but still light and airy.

The new office is on the third floor of our townhouse and the stairways have tight turns. The room itself is also very small, so we had to find furniture that could be easily maneuvered up the stairs and simple to assemble on site.

Fortunately, has a lot of small space furniture and accessories (and if you are shopping for your home, they are having an amazing furniture sale with a discount coupon now through September 3!). You’ll also find a helpful  on World Market’s website (and a blog post about this makeover by my mom!).

Small Space Home Office Makeover

I love my new ! We are lucky to have a whole closet in the room that we can use for storing office and craft supplies, so we were able to keep the space itself clutter free and streamlined. Without the closet, I may have opted for a desk with more drawers or utilized a rolling cart to store things. I love the open style of this desk. It is perfect for our needs and works really well in our space.

Small Space Home Office Makeover

We were able to fit two chairs, the desk and a small table to make it possible for both my husband Lance and I to work together, without over-crowding the room.

Small Space Home Office Makeover

The streamlined furniture and lack of clutter offers room for plants, which bring an organic touch to the space. A made the room feel a lot bigger, too.

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Small Space Home Office Makeover

A handy , , and help keep frequently used items organized in an attractive way.

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Even if you have limited space, everything you bring in doesn’t have to be small. At first I wondered if this  would feel too large, but as it turned out it’s perfect! It makes a nice statement piece. It is tall, which adds visual interest and plays up the vault of the ceiling but the open design keeps it from overwhelming the room. It’s also shallow enough to not take up much floor space. And an oversized is perfect for putting up my feet. I love it!

I think Bella adds a nice bit of texture to the space, don’t you think? She is a lover of cozy spots so we have to take turns on the chair. ;)

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Literally, this is me every morning blissfully enjoying my coffee. This chair has become my new go-to coffee spot before conquering the day. I love how handy the  is!

Small Space Home Office Makeover

A beautiful set diagonally in the space adds color and pulls all of the elements together! If you are wondering if it is “okay” to layer a rug on top of carpet, I say go for it. I’m not fond of the carpet in here so it was a great way to distract from it while adding some color and pattern to the room.

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Leo is a fan of the office, too, of course. He insisted on modeling on the rug.

Small Space Home Office Makeover

It’s safe to say we all love our new office (dogs and all!). It’s amazing how much a little paint and just a few new pieces have totally transformed the room. I only wish we had done this sooner!

You’ll find the World Market sale and room sources in the scrolling bar below.

Thanks for joining me for the tour today!

More townhouse updates to come here on the blog in the future. In the meantime, you can follow me (and the pups!) on for sneak peeks!

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Small Space Home Office Makeover

Shop this room and sale pieces by scrolling the arrows above and shop the World Market Sale !

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

This post is sponsored by World Market.

Hello there! Kylee here! It’s been awhile since I stopped by to chat about my Seattle townhouse, so I thought I’d say hi and let you know I’m still here. :)

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

We bought our townhouse four years ago now. While we still really like living here, we’re always open to change. In fact, there are quite a few potential changes and updates around here that I’ve been wanting to tell you about!

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What hasn’t changed:

While I feel like I’m always tweaking things around my home, one thing I can say that hasn’t changed in the entire time we’ve lived here is this trusty coffee table. My mom bought it at 5 years ago and she gave it to me when we moved in. When you’re just starting out (and anytime, really!) it’s great to find a few pieces you like that you know will last for years, but that don’t cost a fortune!

This is actually on a crazy good sale right now during their big , so you can get it for just $111.99. I KNOW! That is an insanely awesome price (and I found a LOT of other things I like on sale that are just as amazing, too).

I love that World Market offers such a big bang for your design buck in price, function, style and quality.

You can see some of my favorites from the indoor furniture sale . I have several items in my cart right now!

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

The coffee table is still in such great shape after all these years, too. It’s super solid and wears well, so you’d never know we use it all the time for many of our meals (since we don’t have a dining table!).

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What is always changing:

One thing that seems to change quite often in our living room is the wall behind my sofa. I feel like my biggest home decor struggle is always art. I’m pretty picky and about it, so up until this point I have put temporary things in my frames like wrapping paper or pieces I painted myself.

Recently, I decided to switch it up and turn this wall into a gallery with some art I have been collecting. What you see here is still in progress–I’m not quite happy with it just yet so stay tuned because it’s probably going to change again. ;) Do you have walls like that? One of these days I hope I’ll get it just right and it can stay that way. But then again, change is fun, isn’t it?

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What I’m thinking of changing:

One big project that I’m seriously considering is a kitchen makeover. I’ve actually been thinking about it FOREVER, ever since we moved in. Our kitchen is very dark, so I’d love to lighten it up. A kitchen remodel obviously won’t be quite as easy (or affordable) as changing out a gallery wall or rearranging furniture, so there’s a lot to consider. I’ll write another post sometime soon to share the makeover ideas I’m mulling over for the kitchen. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it (you guys always have the best ideas!), so stay tuned.

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What big change could be on the horizon:

We’d eventually love to buy a house, we’d love to have a bit more space and a bigger yard. That’s my long term dream. But with Seattle being as crazy expensive as it is with so few houses for sale, finding one we’d like (and could get) seems like an expensive and daunting process.

In light of that, sometimes we think about staying here in this townhouse for another five years. If we stay, I’d definitely want to make this townhouse more of what we want it to be while we live here. Townhouses sell at premium prices here, so thankfully resale value isn’t a huge concern to us. Even if the market went down in the next few years, we’d be OK with the types of updates I’d want to make.

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

What changes I’ll be sharing with you soon:

Loving where we live has been the key motivation in any change we’ve made so far, and those we will make going forward. I’ll be back soon to update you on some master bedroom changes I made recently, as well as to share my upcoming office makeover and my kitchen makeover inspiration and ideas.

Meanwhile, you can find me on Instagram !

What do you seem to change the most at your house? Or what would you WANT to change if you could? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale

Click here for all of my favorite finds from the Indoor Furniture Blowout Sale (and scroll through some of them below!)

Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale
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