The collected, well-traveled elements of Bohemian spaces are appealing, but such spaces evolve over time. Who has time for that? As it turns out, it is possible to create a highly-functional, boho-inspired workspace without the traveling or collecting. Short on both time and money? Don’t worry, this entire office cost less than $500. While I would have loved to cover the walls in fun tapestries or art, I needed to address function first. I used SeeJaneWork Cork Boards and black vinyl lettering to create day-of-week bulletin boards. For someone who is visual, a system like this is a great way to prioritize tasks and track due dates.The connecting feature of these cork boards made the space feel layered, a key feature of boho design. I used spray adhesive on the vinyl letters to keep them firmly in place.The See Jane Work Brown Fabric Desk Collection added texture and function. The Desktop Organizer holds files, a notebook, pens, pencils and other frequently used supplies. Collections can quickly overwhelm a desktop, so I added just one collected item, a repurposed dish to hold clips.Stacking Letter Trays are perfect in small workspaces, as storage needs grow you can add trays without taking up additional space on the desktop.The See Jane Work Kate Desk is affordable and comes with drawer dividers to keep supplies organized. The Storsele Armchair from IKEA provides seating room for visitors and looks a lot more expensive than its $119 price tag. A cactus, candle and some fun wall hangings finished the look.
And in case you were wondering, it is not uncommon to find me crawling around on dirty studio floors to straighten a rug during a photoshoot.
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