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Weekend Project: A Simple, Fast One Coat Weekend Workspace Makeover To Refresh Your Home Office

In the past year, home office decorating has skyrocketed, and by the looks of things, it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Whether you’re in the middle of planning a home office makeover, or just starting to look for home office ideas, we’re here to help.


 

Home office decorating doesn’t have to be hard work. With Dulux Simply Refreshv, our new premium one coat paint, it’s quick, easy and fun! The two ranges, Simply Refresh One Coat and Simply Refresh Feature Wall, both promise to give you the look you want in a single coat of paint and come in many contemporary home office colours.

Here’s a home office design you can easily achieve with Simply Refresh in a weekend. 

Get the job done with Simply Refresh Feature Wall


One of our favourite home office ideas is painting a feature wall. Whether your workspace is in the corner of a bedroom or the middle of an open plan living room, a feature wall can make your office both beautiful and functional.

Simply Refresh Feature Wall is the perfect paint for this type of home office makeover. Not only can it give your desk area a new lease of life in just one lick of paint, you have a striking selection of colours to choose from.

For this home office colour scheme, we used Natural Hessian as the canvas and Decadent Damson for the feature wall, and as you can see, it instantly lifts the space.

Expert Know-How: Marianne Shillingford


“New Dulux Simply Refresh is a quick and easy way to decorate your home – you only need a single coat and you're done. Try it in soothing Natural Hessian with New Dulux Simply Refresh Feature Wall in Decadent Damson – perfect for creating an inviting, cosy desk area.”

Why not try it this weekend? You’ll be amazed at the difference this home office design makes to your productivity. Our step-by-step guide is at the bottom of this page. 

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Here are a few more home office ideas you might be interested in… 

Try a dark home office colour scheme


If you really need to knuckle down, dark home office colours are the way to go. A deep, intense blue like Sapphire Salute can help you concentrate and bring a sense of calm to your new WFH oasis.

You should also consider this idea for a small home office design. If you think dark colours can make you feel boxed in, they actually have the opposite effect. A dark colour palette can give a room depth, so it feels even bigger. 

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Don’t forget your desk! 


Home office decorating gives you another surface to work with: your desk. Adding colour to your desk can really supercharge a space and inspire you towards success. Painting the table-top alone is all it takes. Try a gorgeous green, such as Teal Velvet in Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood, for a soothing and chic look.

Watch our how-to video to find out more. 

Blush pink simply refresh

Simply follow the steps below to create a feature wall:

 

What you'll need:

•      A tin of Dulux Simply Refresh Feature Wall

•      Paintbrush

•      Roller and tray

•      Measuring tape and pencil

•      String

•      Chalk

•      Masking tape and scissors

 

Keep things on track:


Begin by ensuring the section of wall you’re about to paint is clean and dry. Then, use a tape measure to carefully mark where your feature wall will be positioned.

Wipe chalk along the length of a piece of string. Fix it to the wall along one outer edge of your feature area so it’s taut, and ‘ping’ it to leave a line. Mask along the line, then repeat for the remaining edges.

Paint over the tape with your canvas colour (in our case, Natural Hessian) to seal it and create a crisp edge. Once that’s dry, apply one coat of Decadent Damson Simply Refresh Feature Wall to the inner edge of the tape.

Use a roller to paint the rest of the colour block in a single coat of Decadent Damson, leave to dry, and admire your results.

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