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A Home Office Makeover that’ll Surprise You!

I’m always on a budget. For a homewares obsessive like me, that’s often an interesting conundrum. I’ve learnt over my years of decorating, though, that I can still revamp my rooms regularly; I just have to get savvy and look at creative ways to make it all work (and trust me when I say that I like to update regularly).

Home office makeover from The Reject Shop

Brought to you by Nuffnang and The Reject Shop.

My office was the last room in my new Melbourne pad to get a lift. I’d done a few of the other spaces already but blogger HQ was in dire need of an update. Enter The Reject Shop, who – with a little imagination – helped me create a cheerful little office to call my own.

Read on for how you can win a $100 voucher from The Reject Shop!

Home Office Makeover Ideas from The Reject Shop

The Reject Shop has an ever-changing range of bargain buys, and I went into this homewares hunt with my thinking cap on; trying to use items in new and unexpected ways.

First stop, cork boards. What I love about these is that you can create your own art. I like to display images from mags that I like (products, styling shots and more). Throw in some cards from businesses I’ve worked with on the blog, some family photos and other assorted memorabilia and you have your own heartfelt works of art that you can update as you please.

I printed out some inspiring quotes that I love from the net and popped them in black frames. These were only a few dollars each and they look great when you lean them against a wall. The horse head you see in the photo; it’s one half of a set of book ends, while the vases the flowers are in are mason jars – also only a few bucks and really versatile! PS: How nice is the black candle? It smells divine.

The Reject Shop Home Office Makeover

I picked up a few mugs too. There’s a really adorable one with a knitted slip on it; very cute for the colder months, don’t you think? I like the idea of using mugs as pencil holders – and the blue pencils from The Reject Shop are a nice pop of colour (the world needs to get back to using pencils I reckon). I also happen to have a giant sweet tooth, so the glass jar filled with marshmallows was a must-do!

Winter is all about subdued texture, so I had to grab a knitted ottoman. You can use it to stack magazines or books on, or as a footrest when you want to kick back and relax. The wastepaper basket and notebooks are also from The Reject Shop – and I love the quotes on the front of them!

I’m really chuffed with how the office has come together. It’s light, bright and didn’t break the bank. If you want to stay in the loop with regard to news from The Reject Shop, click here to check out their website and become a savvy shopper.

Home Office Ideas - Office Makeover from The Reject Shop

And if this makeover has inspired you to get creative at home, see the comp below so you can spread some of The Reject Shop magic around your house!

PLEASE NOTE: The below competition has now closed.


To go in the draw to win:

Drop a comment below telling me how you would get creative and savvy with products from The Reject Shop.

Comp closes 5:00 pm AEST on Tuesday 30 June 2015. click here for Terms & Conditions.

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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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26 Responses

  1. I would make my work space sparkle and shine
    Make everything look really nice and fine
    With lovely pens paper and books
    The reject certainly has the look

  2. Thank you for your pictures and tips. The office looks so awesome. I would update by buying a large black frame for a gorgeous poster I have waiting to be framed, definitely buy a new office chair and some matching accessories in black that I would jazz up by dipping them in some bright colours.

  3. I cant wait to add some decorator and storage items to my 3mth old sons nursery. Some great items in this weeks catalogue !!!! I am also addicted to mason jars, can never have too many :)) pretty sure i could spend this voucher in 5mins !!

  4. My girls and I are about to renovate our lounge, which unfortunately doubles as a gym, lounge room, cinema, office for me and home work space for the girls.! (…. a lot going on) Would be great to add some fun to the office area to keep it as a designated space with some cute notebooks and jars to keep things tidy, I think it could actually turn into something nice to look at, not just a messy corner! Renovating on a budget is our thing, so we will be heading out in search of cute cheap items to add to the room (which right now really is a renovators delight!).

  5. With a $100 gift card I can buy many things with deals from reject shop to decorate my bedroom. Candles, fake flowers etc, and with additional add on that I can create my own music to play in the background! (I’m a song-writer myself). Thanks if I can ever be a winner of the gift card!:)

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