Space of the Week: This Home Office With Cheery Hues Radiates Happiness

Who says a home office has to be boring?

Space of the Week, Rainbow Home Office
Photo: The House That Lars Built

When Brittany Watson Jepson was decorating her work space, she knew she wanted it to reflect the clean, colorful aesthetic of her lifestyle blog, The House That Lars Built. She also knew she didn't want to spend a fortune; her family had just moved into their new home in Provo, Utah, and other rooms were hitting her budget hard. Sure enough, the inspiration for the entire office was a $48 Poketo calendar, which she rounded out with other rainbow accents.

Be Creative With Art

A multicolor calendar that fills an entire wall can function as art, a Zoom background, or wallpaper (though much easier to hang). "I put sticky notes on it instead of writing on it, so I can reuse it year after year," Brittany says.

Keep It Simple

Brittany went with white walls (we like the shade Pale Bloom by Valspar) because everything else in the room has so much color.

Strategize Seating

Even though it's her home office, Brittany wanted comfortable seating for visitors. A striped armchair serves as the guest chair at her desk. She can reorient it toward the sofa to create a sitting area when she's off the clock.

Get the Look:

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A Planner Doubles as Decor

Rainbow Wall Planner in home office

Your home office doesn't have to be a humdrum, neutral-colored space. A giant rainbow planner introduces a vibrant focal point, while putting your schedule front and center.

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A Rug in Sunset Shades

Ombre Pink and Yellow Rug

Not only does this handwoven wool rug feel soft and warm underfoot, but the rosy and golden hues make an office feel surprisingly cozy.

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Choose a Striped Seat

Black and White Striped Chair

To balance the vibrant colors in the room, Jepson selected a striped black-and-white upholstered chair. This piece proves neutral colors can still be playful.

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A Versatile Sofa Bed

Teal Sofa Bed
Home Depot

This stylish sofa is really a futon—perfect for overnight guests or an afternoon power nap.

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