Design for a Home Office and Gym
Today we're showcasing a design plan by Robin from Lovely Lark Living. The plan is for a mixed use home office and gym space that's crisp and clean, with a touch of glam.
For a home office/gym, we want a light and energizing feel. Both spaces need to empower us to achieve our most challenging goals, whether it's a shredded six pack or making millions from our side hustle. This plan 100% gets us there. Total slam dunk. Thank you, Robin!
Robin's tips for home gym decor:
- Add a mirror (or two) to check your form
- Choose easy to clean surfaces that won't hold the smell of sweat
- Don't skimp on the art
Let's review this combo home office and gym design plan piece by piece.
This soft blue/gray hue is cool and effortlessly refreshing, especially when paired with light accessories and navy details.
Paint tip: when pairing paint colors with wallpaper, don't aim for a perfect match. We like to use the main color of the wallpaper an a starting point, then travel up or down the color chip and choose a significantly lighter or darker shade. This adds depth to your space, while also ensuring the design is cohesive.
Gold metal touches keep the decor from feeling too cold. It's nice to mix some warm and cool elements to add balance to your decor plan. Here the cool whites, grays, and blues balance out with gold and warm wood.
We love this classic and perfectly proportioned wall lamp from Shades of Light. Mount one centered above your desk, or two flanking a work space. You could also add two of these on either side of a tall mirror, or on the wallpaper accent wall.
B. Adjustable Arm One-Light Wall Sconce
For the home office and gym wallpaper accent wall, Robin chose Blue Bohemian Scallops peel and stick wallpaper.
An oversized mirror is, in our opinion, a must-have for a home gym. It allows you to see if you're any skinnier since starting your workout...ahem...you can check your form, while also adding light and giving the space a fresh feeling. In keeping with Robin's plan, choose a mirror framed in gold. The thin frame keeps it glam, and the casual lean continues the organic feel.
E. Metal Frame Oversized Floor Mirror
Robin chooses abstract pieces in blues, grays, cream, and blush that compliment the airy space and soften the overall look. Choose a mix of frames in white, natural wood, or slim gold.
F. Atlanta G. Series 1 No. 7
A small stool is always nice to have in a home gym, and we love this one with both natural wood and crisp white paint.