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Plan, plan, plan

kalanicut's picture

My best decorating advice this week is make a plan, plan, plan. I finally learned a big lesson and planned out everything I wanted for a home office space. At first I tried to go "cheap & basic" with a desk and a couple shelves over it. Then working with an instore designer I realized for a little more money I could get everything I needed right where I needed it, instead of experimenting repeatedly with makeshift options that would never really worked well.I spent a little more at the beginning but in the end I know I saved a lot of money by doing it right the first time, rather than continually trying to reinvent the wheel when my makeshift options did not serve me well. Now my printer is hidden at the side of my desk at the perfect height for me to grab printouts. I have a space for a new TV, a dedicated space for the wonderful but dull Oreck air purifier that is also hidden away and not ugly-ing up the top of my dresser anymore. There is room for books, baskets and more. Plus I now have an entire dresser with all my art & craft supplies beautifully organized and easily accesible.I love my space and I am so glad I took the time to do it right the first time - to look for and plan for all my needs and comfort. It's amazing how many needs & wants I was able to address in a very small area. I love sitting down in this space every day. Big lesson!

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lmurphy's picture

This is great advice, Kalanicut! Now we need to see some photos! Did you see this office makeover? Love the palette!

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