Study Room Makeover

Back to blogging after a week without my laptop. Apple managed to save everything off of my hard drive after it crashed. They replaced the hard drive and gave me a complimentary key board replacement.

I wanted to focus this post on the work that has been put into organizing and decorating the Study Room in our apartment. The study has had many purposes over the last year, including a video-gaming room and storage space for bikes, tires etc. We finally got this room into better shape by re-organizing and giving away old unnecessary objects. So much of home-decorating and organizing involves ridding your house of anything that isn’t regularly used. A great question to ask is “Does this room look better with or without this ….(couch, chair, table)?” For us, it was “Does this room look better with or without the chair, table lamp, mini-fridge, and TV?” As embarrassing as it is, here is a before picture of our study when it was transitioning between being a separate TV spot to becoming an actual Study (sorry for the blurry picture, it makes it even worse doesn’t it?)

This corner of the room has undergone many changes and looks completely different now. The give-aways ended up being the TV, mini-fridge and pink chair and the room has certainly benefited from it. My decorating projects (Campaign Desk, Chalkboard, and Globe) gave the room a History or Library theme, which was intentional because my husband loves history. We shifted the desk over to the other corner of the room so that it is now the first thing you seen as you walk in.

It is so refreshing to get rid of things that make a room less attractive. We are looking forward to more organizing projects in the study (specifically the closet!)

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One Comment

  1. Posted January 26, 2011 at 9:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love the changes! It looks great!

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