I am excited to share with you my budget moody and masculine office makeover design board today. This makeover design plan is specifically curated to be low cost. We don’t have a lot of extra cash for renovations or updates currently. Larger financial goals are the focus for us this year. However, a clear design plan helps me more easily get the feel I desire for less.
Budget Moody and Masculine office makeover- the plan
I have a passion for creating the general look and feel I want in a room on a very small budget. Actually, working with what I already have helps me. I have to be more creative, resourceful, and less wasteful. Plus it saves us money!
This makeover is special, as I’m doing it with my husband. Which means I have his builiding skills to work with as well. Our budget for this makeover is to keep it under $300. We already have the main components for the room- desk, chair, and shelves. However, there are still some smaller things I will need to make or source as well as one larger piece of furniture. It will definitely be a challenge to keep it under that!
As you can see from my bathroom makeover post, our plans for updates in our current home is to take it in stages. We are doing what we can on a tighter budge while saving up for more extensive makeovers. In the previous post I share how I make decisions on design while still working with what I have. Without compromising on the look and feel I desire in a particular space. I am excited to take you along on the journey this time with some behind the scenes info!
Our plan for this room is to achieve a moody and masculine feel with a dark accent wall. We hope to accomplish this while utilizing the basic elements and furniture we already have in the room.
Some money saving tips
In order to stay in budget here are the general guidelines I stick to:
- Use or repurpose what we already have (furniture, paint, hardware, rugs)
- Focus on a feeling I want to create rather than specific items
- Create a design board from those
- Shop my home for extras
- Make my own artwork or print for free
- Paint any furniture, frames or hardware to create a cohesive look
- Buy used, if able
- Paint goes a long way for big impact
Budget Moody and Masculine office makeover- what we have to work with
For this makeover we currently have the following items to work with:
A dining room chair we repurposed for the office from Facebook marketplace last year.
Desk we bought used off of Facebook Marketplace last year.
Black paint from a previous home renovation.
We also have original ugly oak wood shelves that we removed when we first moved in. Originally they were on some clunky hardware. But, we realized they are already solid and cut to size. If we paint them to match the wall, they will give the cohesive built-in look we are going for.
I also have a lot of miscellaneous leftover shelf decor and artwork from our last house that I haven’t even put anywhere yet. I’m excited to dust them off and finally give them a home.
Budget Moody and Masculine office makeover- diy and sourcing
Some things we are planning to DIY:
- An accent light feature
- Shade cover for our current flat ceiling mount light
- Roll up canvas and leather window shade
- Wood plank accent wall– with pallet boards or cedar fencing
- Black “built-in” shelves
- Repurpose a rolling cart we have to a printer caddy
Items to source used or inexpensively
- Loveseat hideabed or fold out bed (we want to be able to have guests stay in here if needed)
- Large faux tree (these are hard to come by inexpensively!
- Neutral toned area rug to put over the light beige linoleum flooring
- Seagrass basket, preferably with a lid, to hide routers.
As you can see, I have quite the challenge to keep within my budget parameters!
The Home gym side
Another aspect of this makeover is making the opposite wall into a space for all of our home gym equipment. I have some ideas for repurposing what we have as well as coming up with some creative design elements. However, I have’t quite nailed down the official plan yet. Here is the board for what I’m inspired by for now, though.
Elements to include:
- Storage for weights and various equipment
- Workout bench
- Mirrored wall area
- Fun aesthetic wall feature?
I hope this post has inspired you to create a space you love no matter your budget! As always, thanks for being here with me today in my little corner of the interwebs!
The video below shares some footage of what our office currently looks like! 🙂