You Should Probably Start Thinking of Your Attic as the Ideal Home Office

For all who feel like an attic is a wasteland on the style front, let this gorgeous space designed by Leanne Ford be a beacon of inspiration. As it turns out, you only need to do a little to this oft-forgotten area to make a big change. Painting everything white — from the floor, to the desk, to the ceilings — ensures the otherwise cramped quarters to appear light and open. It's so bright, in fact, that even the rays from a teeny arched window can illuminate the whole room. Given that airiness is the key to this look, not much else is needed: a few plants bring just enough color and texture to the pared-back aesthetic, and a vintage street sign adds in a fun layer of nostalgia and shape. But, of course, the most important part of any workspace is the desk and chair. While we like that the desk seems to disappear into its surroundings, the dark chair's angular structure and comfy faux-fur throw is the perfect complement to this breezy design.

Start revamping your attic space into an office with this midcentury chair.

Baxton Studio Salvatore Armchair ( $209.99 )

Midcentury armchair
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