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Home Office Makeover Paint Update

Follow along as a windowless room gets made over into a bright and colorful office-den-guest room including a fresh coat of green paint. Part of the New Year New Room Refresh challenge.

Well my friend, I’m so happy you are here today. It’s time for an office update! If are following along the New Year New Room Refresh hosted by my dear friend Casa Watkins Living, 18 bloggers are refreshing a room in a month and sharing the progress every Tuesday.

Our final reveal will be February 4th and I can promise that you’ll be inspired with all of the amazing transformations! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all of the talented participants and our official sponsors.

Week one: Windowless Office Decorating Ideas and Mood Board | Week Two: How Make an Interior Design Board Super Easy | Week Three: Home Office Makeover Paint Update | Week Four: How to Install Cove Moulding the Easy Way | Week Five: Reveal – Decorating Tips for an Office with No Windows

*This challenge is generously sponsored by some amazing brands.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’m sure all of us have that room that has given us a special set of problems. My office if roughly a 10 by 10 foot windowless room and I need it to be a bright multi-space room! I’m happy to say it is getting there especially with this week’s updates.

Home Office Paint Update

Here is the dark cave I’m working with. See!! I wasn’t exaggerating the space. 🙂

Dark Office

And after this week’s work. Definite progress!!

Office Makeover Paint Update 2

Yes that is natural light! I’ll tell you all about it later but I did have a Velux sun tunnel installed last week and it is literally like night and day.

The second big change is that colorful splash of color on the walls. My ten year daughter helped me paint and we had it done in under a hour. I also sanded the upper walls to prep for the wallpaper install.

Office Makeover Paint Update

I decided to nix the floating shelves in the design to save some money and use a thrifted eterge I picked up in Japan. It will be in the corner next to the French doors and couch to make a cozy reading nook.

I love that I’m adding an antique to the space. It will make the room more my eclectic aesthetic. The built in desk wall will have plenty of eye candy with the wallpaper, painted cabinets, wall hangings, and light fixtures! I can always add floating shelves later.

Office Makeover Paint Update Brighter

After our foundation piers get adjusted in a couple of days I’ll be able to finish trimming out the French doors, install cove moulding with decorative corners around the ceiling, and hang the beautiful Milton and King Woodland Birds wallpaper on all four walls above the chair rail.

Office Makeover Paint Update 3
Office Makeover Paint Update Brighter 2

The zebra rug from Mohawk Home came and I wanted to show it off. The graphic black and white animal print is perfect with the feminine wallpaper and will be a major factor in grounding the room. I always say rooms needs a bit of black and white! And this pretty rug happens to be really soft.

Office Makeover Paint Update 8
Office Makeover Paint Update 7

As soon as the wallpaper is up, I’ll be able to hang a gorgeous pair of light sconces from Sazerac Stitches in brass and pink. If you’ve been following my Instagram stories I’ve been sharing everything going into the space and you can find them under highlights’ labeled NYNRR.

The pulls from Liberty Hardware also came this week for the desk cabinets and I’m smitten.

Make sure to check out the full design plans here and everyone’s progress below. This makeover wouldn’t be possible without Velux Skylights and all of our amazing official sponsors for the challenge.

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Casa Watkins Living // The Boho Abode // Delineate Your Dwelling // Haneen’s Haven // The Happy Housie // Homemade by Carmona // House by Hoff // Jeweled Interiors // Kaleidoscope Living // Our Fifth House // PMQ for 2 // Rain on a Tin Roof // Southern State of Mind // Taryn Whiteaker // This is Our Bliss // Thou Swell // Up To Date Interiors

And still on my to-do list to get this room complete!

  1. Install french doors. (ALMOST DONE!!)
  2. Have the skylight installed.
  3. Sand, repair, and paint walls.
  4. Add cove crown molding with corner details.
  5. Install wallpaper on all four walls.
  6. Install built-in desk cabinets with countertop.
  7. Paint built-ins green.
  8. Hang light fixtures.
  9. Add a new sofa bed with new bedding and throw pillows.
  10. Add a side table if there’s room.
  11. Add trim to curtain panels.
  12. Hang curtain rod and curtains.
  13. Add in office items and decorating accessories.

See you next week!



  1. I’m so excited to see that wallpaper being used. It has always intrigued me. I’m also curious about the natural light. Can’t wait to learn more.

  2. How exciting! Are you going to paint the french doors the same color as the walls or an accent color? I Love that the kids are getting involved!

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