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Picking a Color Scheme Using Wrapping Paper: Navy, Coral, and Sage Home Office

Picking a Color Scheme Using Wrapping Paper: Navy, Coral, and Sage Home Office

Update: Unfortunately, they no longer have this wrapping paper at Paper Source. However, I hope you can use this idea to be inspired by a random tea towel or sheet of gift wrap!

Apparently I have an infatuation with pretty gift wrap recently.  A couple of weeks ago, I daydreamed up a vintage modern bathroom mood board around  Rifle Paper Company’s Wildflower wrapping paper.  This time around I'm loving Paper Source's Fox Wrapping Paper and to increase my infatuation, Paper Source just came out with some adorable Fox Tea Towels too.

The Work's Already Done for You!

The best part about using gift wrap, or tea towels, for your room inspiration, is that the color-scheme is already created for you! Trust the designer on this one - it's why you like the item in the first place. For the foxes, I pulled out the green from the leaves, since I knew painting a small room navy would be too much for me. The accent colors are different shades of coral and navy, with lots of white to help the room feel fresh.

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Find sources for all the pins on my Whimsical Navy and Coral Home Office Mood Board Pinterest Board.

Stick with Soothing Colors on Your Home Office Walls

Rather than going bold on the walls, I thought a soft sage (like Behr's Mountain Sage) would be a calming backdrop for getting some work done.  I would keep my standing desk but give it a little ORB make-over and switch out the top for high-gloss white or wood.  I would re-cover the bar stools' seats in a bright coral.  I'd also keep my dresser & steal a lamp or two from our master bedroom.

ThisSarahLoves | Sage walls, Standing Desk, Functional Home Office

Add Drama with Bold Curtains

I'd add plain navy curtains, hung high and wide.  Assuming I find some extra money in the pocket of a winter coat, I'd add a comfy wingback chair and a storage ottoman.  For some more texture I'd bring in a sisal rug.  I'd add pretty sage green hooks for organization & perhaps a pendant in the same color family for some more light.

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Frame Gift Wrap for Instant, Affordable Art

The foxes will come to live in the room inside large white frames.  And those foxy glasses will serve to organize writing supplies on the desk.

What do you think, would you like to work in this office?  I think Penelope "needs" a foxy friend too. Wouldn't you agree?

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Where have you found an inspiring color combo in an unusual place?

A Spring Update for the Picture Ledges

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Redux: Basement Floors

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