Home office mood board design plans to turn a room into a multipurpose space for office work, homeschooling, guests, and meetings.
Today seems like a good day to kick off a new room makeover!
It’s been a while since we’ve done a good ol’ mood board room design (here’s how to make a mood board yourself). Robert and I have been cooking up an office makeover for our pastor and his wife, Dave and Ellen, for the past two months!
We finally get to dive in (thanks to dreaded supply chain delays) and make this home office vision at their house come to life.
This office makeover is going to be a total blast over the next couple of weeks, and we’re so excited to take y’all along for the journey in our Instagram stories.
Here’s the home office space where we’ll be working…
Home Office Before
One of the great features about this office is this tall double window that lets in an ample amount of natural light. Dave needs plenty of table space to spread out his study material but prefers no drawers.
A comfy chair is great for reading, but this oversized leather chair eliminates a lot of necessary square footage.
And the work table jutting into the middle of the room would be fine if this office were used only as a work space, but Dave and Ellen plan to use this home office to serve multiple purposes.
What It Needs
- Home Office Space – This room needs room for Dave to study, plan, and write
- Homeschooling & Storage Space – The family homeschool, so this office also needs a dedicated desk for their kids to do their school work with a computer.
- Guest Room Space – When guests stay over, this office sometimes needs to serve as a single sleeping area, so it needs room for a futon or pull-out convertible chair.
- Meeting Space – Dave sometimes holds meetings in this room so comfortable, flexible seating is helpful.
Whenever a room needs to be multipurpose, I like to break the room down into zones to serve each of those functions.
Desk Zone Design Plan
As a budget-friendly option, this IKEA desk has no drawers but includes a pull-out panel to provide an extra work surface whenever it’s needed.
This corner workstation is the perfect size to utilize the small corner for homeschooling tasks.
By using upholstered dining armchairs, Dave and the kids can sit in the proper position for desk work but will still have the comfort and flexibility to turn the chairs facing into the center of the room for lounging in a meeting/counseling setup.
Home Office Shelving Before
Dave and Ellen needs lots of storage for books, but these shelves waste a little bit of valuable space on the top and sides of the back wall.
Built-In Storage Zone Plans
We are no strangers to building DIY built-in shelving using IKEA Billy bookcases, so we’re making a similar version again in this office to pack it full of storage making it completely flush with the back wall’s width and height.
We’ll also add Oxberg doors for concealed storage.
Home Office Wall Space Before
This wall isn’t serving much of a purpose, but by reconfiguring the desks, it could now have just enough room to place a futon on it for guests.
Home Office Lounge / Guest Zone Plans
This MCM style faux leather futon is really budget-friendly, comfortable to use as a lounge/reading space, and converts into a full sized bed for guests.
Since this is a room that will often be used for prayer, spiritual counseling, and educational studies, it needs to reflect a feeling of serenity, so a soft mid-tone blue like Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue could work well.
Dave is from Chicago and his family loves the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs (he and his oldest daughter even have a football podcast they record together in this office), so it seemed fitting to include this navy and rust rug blending their favorite teams’ colors.
Because it’s indoor/outdoor rated, it’s super easy to clean with homeschooling kiddos making creative messes all over it too.
Home Office Entrance Before
The best features in this office are these double French doors that create this great symmetry in the room.
However, when guests stay in this office, they need privacy, so the glass panes pose a challenge.
Office Coffee / Entertaining Zone Plans
French Door Shades
We’ll swap the curtains for these French door Roman shades instead so window coverings don’t get in the way but provide privacy for guests.
Coffee Bar Station
If meetings, studying, and guest sleepovers are happening in here, that’s a requirement for coffee, right? This wall has just enough room for a demilune table and Keurig.
Wall Mounted TV
Mounting a TV on the wall here beside the futon provides an entertainment zone for guests as well as serve as a screen for meetings or football podcast recordings.
Home Office Design Sources
- Desk with Pull-Out Panel
- Corner Desk
- Upholstered Desk Armchairs
- Built-In Shelves (tutorial)
- Black Art Frame
- Flush Mount Light
- Demilune Table
- Lidded Basket
- Burl Wood Frames
- Table Lamp
- Desk Lamp
- French Door Roman Shades
- Window Roman Shades
- Vintage Wrigley Art
So excited to see how this one turns out!
We’re praying there will be no project hiccups, but it wouldn’t be a makeover if we didn’t have at least one pop up along the way, right? Hoping not. 😉