DIY Home Office Ideas – Painting a Desk
Looking for DIY home office ideas? Try painting a desk. Give an old desk a fresh and updated look, or buy a cheap wooden desk and paint it to give it a modern appeal.
If you have an old desk or breakfast table in an outdated finish give it new life with a few coats of glossy paint. In this home office, we gave a vintage knee-hole desk a splash of color with a pistachio green paint. Painting a desk in a bright color will make it a focal point in a room. This works great for desks with a sculptural or geometric shape. Alternatively, painting a desk in a dark or light neutral color will help it to blend in. This is a good technique for larger or heavier-shaped desks or over-sized pieces like a high back secretary.
In this home office layout, the light bright green color of the painted desk allows it to take center stage. An upholstered desk chair with a buttoned back and neutral grey linen fabric compliments the traditional style of the desk. While a mid-century lamp and geometric rug gives the look a modern twist.
Add an accent wall in a complimentary dark color for contrast and to create a backdrop. This will highlight your painted desk and complete the look.
This DIY home office idea was created with RoomSketcher Home Designer.