It’s hard to get any work done sitting in a space that is dark and cluttered. Such was the problem for Megan Duesterhaus of “The Homes I Have Made.”
A few years ago, she admittedly made what she called a “major furniture blunder,” when she bought an oversized desk with matching hutch and chair. The entire unit was clunky, dark and hard to keep organized. Additionally, the large piece of furniture blocked the one window in the room, making the small space appear even smaller.
Go smaller in a small space
The large hutch dominated the small room. Removing the top of the hutch from the desk was a great way to open the space. Drawers provide spots for clutter and a file holder on the desk is essential for organizing paperwork. The desk is now wider, and provides more surface area to work. This is a reminder that not all sets will work in a space — sometimes it’s best to take a part away and use it in another space.
A smaller shelf provides the display space the top of the hutch provided.
Add little details
A little pizzazz — in this case, turquoise and gold — are the stars of the room. Swapping out the basic knobs of the desk for gold and crystal ones gives the desk a bit of elegance. Another inexpensive touch is to add patterned paper — in this case wrapping paper — to a Plexiglas desk top. Other small gold and aqua accessories tie the room together.
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