The internet is awash with vintage office space ideas and while most of which are outside of our price range, it’s still possible to achieve a similar look when working to a budget. From introducing a few vintage trinkets to revamping the whole room in terms of colour scheme and furniture, there’s so much you can do with every office space. So to help you, we have compiled a few tips and tricks on how to create a vintage home office space.
Find your inspiration
Unless you know exactly what you want, there’s no harm in looking for a little inspiration to get you going. It’s difficult to put things into perspective until either they’re completed or you’ve seen a photograph of how you want your office to look. So, look on sites like Houzz, Pinterest and Tumblr to find an idea that’s affordable, practical and most importantly, you.
If you want to give your office a complete makeover, the colour of the walls is probably the best place to start. Patterned wallpaper is always a great pick for a vintage office space as it helps to set the tone for the room without taking away from any of the other décor, however, if you want to keep it simple then burgundy, browns, greens and whites are fantastic choices. Don’t forget, you can always add a few bits and bobs to make the walls less plain if wallpaper just isn’t your thing.
Flooring and Rugs
Flooring is another important thing to consider, but if you’re on a budget it’s unlikely that you’ll want to re-carpet the entire space which is why rugs are an ideal choice. Not only can you purchase rugs that match your new interior design, they also help to add a level of comfort to the room, something that is perfect if you’re planning to have clients over!
Next, you need to consider what type of furniture you want; wood desks are a great choice for a vintage room and come in so many different colours that you’ll be truly spoilt for choice. In addition, it may be worth investing in a few chairs or a sofa so that your clients have a place to sit during your meeting. Try and pick furniture that matches the interior; if you’re a bit strapped for cash, Preloved has lots of vintage furniture and bits and bobs that can transform the room into a haven.
If you’re thinking your walls are a bit plain and could do with sprucing up, art and wall décor is a fantastic way to go. You can invest in a few vintage canvases of your favourite musicians, floral prints, life quotes or old movie ads to help set the scene in your office. In addition, you can also purchase old-fashioned clocks and trinkets that will help to make the place look a bit more vintage-y.
These are just 5 ways you can create a vintage home office space! Do you have any more tips or sites that you’d like to recommend for our readers?
Here at Piranha Trading LTD we have a number of wooden home office desks on sale that can help to transform your current home office into a vintage haven. Please feel free to browse through our products to find the most ideal home office furniture for your needs and interior desires.