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Our basement remodel is finally complete and I was able to turn one of the flex spaces there into a cozy little spot for myself thanks to this gorgeous Serena and Lily wallpaper. The room is small and could potentially become an extra bedroom but for now it functions as my studio and office space.
All I really need is a place to sit and work from my computer that’s not the kitchen counter. Working from the kitchen hasn’t been great for my waistline. Not to mention, kids and husband going in and out and creating distractions. What we learned during this past year of everyone staying home is that we all needed designated work areas. You’d be surprised how much more productive you are without the distraction of people or food – haha!
Home Office Before
This is what the space looked like before the update – somewhat cold and uninviting.
And the beautiful “after” with the Serena and Lily wallpaper installed and the rest of the new furnishings:
I love looking at the side by side comparison! Here are all the details for this home office update:
- Wallpaper: Serena and Lily
- Desk: Mcgee and co
- Chair: Serena and Lily
- Rug: Revival
- Light: Lulu and Georgia
- Shade: Amazon
- Pillow: Serena and Lily
I wanted the space to feel feminine and yet warm and cozy. Wallpaper is the perfect way to do that. In case you haven’t heard, wallpaper has made a huge comeback in the design world and even with regular people. I also wanted to wrap it around the entire room, not just an accent wall. Doing the full room creates that cozy factor.
I knew I could rely on Serena and Lily for wallpaper that feels updated, neutral, and versatile. If this room ever transitions into a guest bedroom, the wallpaper will still work great in that setting.
I have wallpapered in the past and back then I used the traditional method of applying paste to the back of the wallpaper, folding the ends in, and waiting a few minutes before hanging on the wall. That process is called booking. This time around I didn’t do any of that. The instructions that came with this Serena and Lily wallpaper said to apply paste with a roller directly on the wall. This makes the entire process faster and much less messy.
I love the white console on the back wall and it goes great with the wallpaper but it mimics the design of the desk too much. A profile and design piece of furniture will be better suited back there. I will continue to update this space to reflect my style and current obsessions even more.