I feel like this blog post has been a long time coming! If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen my stories have been occupied with homeware purchases, drilling, sorting and decluttering – all with the goal of turning our ‘dumping room’ into a usable office space! I also vlogged the process for you on my YouTube channel

I feel very fortunate to have a second bedroom in our flat, I’m aware that in London space is tight and not everyone has this luxury. As time has gone on, the room had become more of a storage room than an office or second bedroom, and it was starting to look like a giant cupboard with mess everywhere! I wanted to turn it into a space that we would actually start to use again for more than throwing our coats and shoes into (and hiding junk) so after a big declutter, a lick of paint and some new purchases – our new office was born! 

I thought the best thing to do on here is show you the room and detail where I bought, built or found everything incase any of it inspires you! I’ve kept everything as affordable and easy as possible, so hopefully this will be of use to those of you who are on a tight budget! 

The room is roughly divided into three areas – Work space with book storage and desk area. Storage area for coats, shoes and day to day accessories, and the window area with mirror and plants!  I’ve also kept the floor space clear, so that the room can accommodate a fold out bed if we have a guest to stay. 

I hope you like what I’ve done with the room, and if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments below! 

Chair: Ebay

Rug: Oliver Bonus Similar Rug here on Amazon

Desk: Habitat (currently in the sale down to £112!)

Lamp: Ikea

Pen pot: Upcylced Diptyque Candle

Candle: Oliver Bonus 


Shelves: We built these into the alcove, measuring the varying heights of our books and narrowing the height as it goes up to make it appear taller. 

Coin plate: M&S Home

Note book: Wilko 

Full length mirror: Ikea

Wooden Step: Ikea

Rug: Oliver Bonus

Picture Frame: Ikea

Cavallini World Map Wrapping Paper Waterstones or Amazon.

Cushion: Urban Outfitters – sold out and I couldn’t find one anywhere but found this similar cushion here on Amazon 

Crate &  Zinc Tin Flower Pots – Vintage Shop / or similar at Amazon 

Thumbs Up London Statue: Tiger

Concrete plant pot: Upcycled candle from Lidl

Hanging Planter: From a selection at TK Maxx  – they have quite a few available online for around £8 search hanging planter! 

Hanging Planter: From a selection at TK Maxx 

Hanging glass frame: Wilko (in store only) similar here on Amazon

Palm Print: Used this Wallpaper from Wilko

Picture Frame: Wilko

Cameras Poster  – Pop Chart on Amazon

Clothes Rail: Habitat or similar on Amazon

Storage Boxes: Ikea or here on Amazon

Shoe Storage Cabinet (used two): Ikea

Light bulbs light string: Primark. Or similar from Amazon  

Iron Coat Hook: Wilko

Yellow Coat hooks: Oliver Bonus

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  1. July 31, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Oliver Bonas do the best quirky bits. I recently stopped by and picked up a Moon Phases picture from my local store – I saw the G&T candle when I was paying and I had to have it. I like reading these segments on your blog. Have a great week.

    Jordan |

    • July 31, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      The moon phases picture sounds cool! Yep the candles are really good quality too –
      The entire house smells amazing when I burn it! Thanks so much I'm glad you are enjoying it!!

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