Written by Autumn Krause
Can you really get farmhouse style in any space in your home? Of course you can! From bathrooms to kids' rooms, farmhouse style will work anywhere in your home. That's exactly what blogger Ana Ochoa and her husband did in their Southern California home office. Here's what they did to make it custom.
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Ana and her husband both use their home office, so it was important for it to be an invigorating space that encourages creativity and productivity. “Our office is really two main spaces: our desk area, and the ‘brainstorm/creative’ white board area,” Ana says. “It’s a very simple space because it’s a small room.”
The home office desk is a custom DIY project that Ana made to fit the space so both she and her husband could use it at once. “We added the ‘built-in’ IKEA shelves for a more custom look, along with storage,” she says.
Home Office Wall Paneling
Ana and her husband installed beadboard wainscoting with a chair rail for some character and to brighten up the walls. Adding your own wall paneling is a simple and cost-effective way to add architectural character to your home. And did you know that chair railings can be used to hang decor? If you add a chair railing high up on the wall, it's the perfect place to hang dried bouquets and other light-weight decor.
The framed-out white board space was also a DIY project. “The white board is wallpaper from WallPops that I framed out with a stained 1x4, and the shelves in the corner are just a fun space to have to style!” she says. It’s now an inspiring place for whatever work the couple needs to get done.