Decorating a Shared Home Office

Decorating a shared home office can be both functional and beautiful!! Not only does the space need to work for both me and my husband, it needs to be a place that makes us happy! I’m thrilled that I was able to make it happen with a colorful industrial style.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

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I can’t believe it’s done!! Sometimes I have to pinch myself that THIS is my office!!

There’s something you may not know about me; I’m indecisive and a bit of a perfectionist.

That makes decorating a room in our home a loooong process.  This office was actually 2 years in the making!! ha!  But’s it’s done and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out!!

It all started just over two years ago when we had most of the carpet replaced with handscraped wood plank laminate (I’ll do a post on our floors sometime soon too).  With my pretty new floors in the office, I knew it was time to make it a space that I love to be in, since I spend most of my time in there.

My husband has his own business, and while he doesn’t use the office all day like I do, he does need his own desk and space for his business.  So today I’m excited to show you how I came up with a way to decorate our shared home office that makes both of us happy! Ok, let’s be honest, Steve didn’t really care how I decorated, but preferred that I keep the pink to my side of the room  😉

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

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The room is not big if I recall, it’s only about 100 sq. feet.  I used my wide angle lens for a lot of the pictures, so you could get a good feel for the layout of the shared home office space.

Decorating a Shared Home Office for Him and Her

Let’s start with my side of the shared home office and we’ll make our way around the room. I’ll provide links to sources at the end of the post.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

Her Side

When you walk into the office, you are looking right at my desk.  Ideally, I would like to be facing the window, it just felt awkward to have my back to the door.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

Cullen has claimed the window spot anyway…….if I’m in the office, chance are, he’s in this chair either napping or watching out the window.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

Spinning around to the backside of my desk is my “workstation”.  Originally I purchased the 2 desks to give Steve one, but as soon as they arrived, I knew I needed both of them and love this setup.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

I’m pretty excited about the open shelves right behind me.  They are from IKEA and I painted the brackets gold.

I love that my cameras and lenses become part of the decor too.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

White and gold clipboards became the perfect way to display art than can easily be swapped out when I want. I fell in love with the vintage camera watercolor from Maria Ahrens  It really deserves to be in a frame!

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

To the right of my desk is a giant dry erase board that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I’m a visual person and use this to keep track of client work and when things are due and scheduled to post.  The board is also magnetic, so I use it to hang things I need to keep front and center, reminders, pictures and things I love.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

The rug is from World Market, and does a great job of defining my space from his space 😉

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

I found these little game blocks at an antique shop, I was excited to find all the letters to spell out TidyMom for my desk 😉

TidyMom blocks

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

The bookcase is from IKEA, but I swapped out the knobs with some pretty gold pulls.  I want to line the back of the hutch with a pretty paper some day but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

I love the whimsy the curtains bring to the space. I also replaced the old mini blinds with 2″ wood blinds with cordless lift and lock from SelectBlinds.  It’s crazy how much impact new window treatments can have!

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

The bookcase is decorated with things I had around the house……and I love how it turned out.  Those green cake stands (a Costco find several years ago) pick up the mint green in the file cabinet under my desk perfectly.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

His Side

The industrial style black desk is actually an old metal desk Steve brought home years ago when a customer of his was giving it away to anyone who would take it!

Decorating a shared home office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart and Stendig wall calendar!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

Honestly, I hated the thing, and planned on replacing it eventually. But as our shared home office started to come together with my metal desks and file cabinets from CB2, I started to love his old black metal desk!  Go figure!! lol

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

I think the addition of the giant Stendig calendar over the desk is the “wow” factor for his side of the office.  This is the third year we’ve had one of these calendars, and I still love the look it gives.  It’s like a giant piece of art.

Since I’m a big coffee drinker, a coffee cart in the office was something I was super excited about!

Decorating a shared home office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

I already had the gold bar cart, and my white Keurig fit and matched perfectly.  I hope to replace it with a Nespresso that is on my birthday wishlist.

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

We are BIG fans of the FRIENDS tv show, so when I saw these Friends printables on etsy I didn’t hesitate to click and print!!

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

To the left of Steve’s desk is the closet.  It’s filled with shelves for storage (nothing pretty).

I picked up some metal letters at Michaels a few years ago, and painted them gold and love how they look over the closet!

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

Here’s one final look coming in from the door. I’m still on the lookout for a new ceiling fan light.

I sure love how our shared home office turned out!!

Decorating a shared office, with colorful industrial style. Her side is pink and gold, while his is black and neutrals. Check out the gold coffee cart!! Get all the details of this shared home office space at TidyMom.net

 

Product Sources

Furniture

White Desks – CB2

Black Desk – hand me down years ago (very similar on Amazon)

File Cabinets – CB2

Rug – World Market

Desk Chairs – Amazon

Tufted Chair – Amazon

Pink Ottoman – World Market

Bookcase – Ikea Brusali

Gold Pulls (I put on bookcase) – Amazon

Gold Bar Cart – Target

 

Walls

Multi-color triangle canvas – Hobby Lobby (a few years ago)

Pink Art – Strawberry Crepes (Provided by Minted)

Dry Erase Board – Hobby Lobby

Gold and White Clipboard – Office Max

Vintage Camera Watercolor – Etsy (provided by Maria Ahrens)

Coffee Printable – Etsy

Wall Shelves and brackets– IKEA EKBY JÄRPEN / EKBY BJÄRNUM (I painted brackets gold)

Be You Tiful framed Art – Hobby Lobby

Gold feather, Gold Urchin, Little Things Canvas – Target (about a year ago, not found online)

Wire File Holder – (owned for years)

Stendig Calendar – Amazon

Follow That Dream wall art, office sign – Hobby Lobby

black paper-mache “S” – Micheales (I spray painted black)

Friends (TV show) printables – Etsy

TidyMom metal letters – Michaels or Hobby Lobby (I spray painted gold)

Gold Mirrors – Michaels

Say Chz Print – Great Big Canvas (then I had it framed with glass at Michaels)

Be Humble Framed Art – Humble World Provided by Minted

 

Window Treatments

Curtains – West Elm (no longer available – similar)

Wood Blinds – Provided by Select Blinds

 

Decor Items

Pink Faux Fur Pillow – Amazon

Pink Velvet Pillow – Amazon

Gold Desk accessories – Target

Letterboard – LetterFolk

Desk Lamp – Target

Letter Trays, Supplies Box and Green Clock – World Market

Faux Plants – Ikea

Bluetooth Speaker with Clock – Target

Keurig – Amazon

Monogrammed Tote Bag – Ballard Designs

Dyson Heater/Fan – Target

Planner – Nourished Planner

Most other accessories I’ve had for years, or I picked up at Target, World Market or HomeGoods.

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pinterest-imageDecorating a shared home office can be both functional and beautiful!! Not only does the space need to work for both me and my husband, it needs to be a place that makes us happy! I'm thrilled that I was able to make it happen with a colorful industrial style. Get all the shared home office decorating details and sources at TidyMom.net