RV Home Office Inspiration
This second-bedroom-turned-home-office offers two work stations and lots of natural light with floor to ceiling windows. There’s tons of home office inspiration in this RV home office makeover including a live edge desktop, mid-century plant stand and woven shades.
This is the last big reveal in our RV remodel and it’s all about our work space! (You can catch all of the previous room reveals here.)
Note: all sources are listed at the bottom of the post!
Here’s a look at how this space was setup originally as a second bedroom:
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By removing the walls and door, we were able to really open this space up and make it flow effortlessly into the rest of the living space.
The open concept feel in the RV makes it feel twice as big in here!
Both Mike and I work from home, so it was important to really customize this space to work well for both of us. Our biggest challenge was coming up with a design that would accommodate two separate desks, with one of them at standing height.
With our home office inspiration needs being so specific, and dealing with a fairly small space, it only made sense to build two custom desks.
I pretty much only had one request for my desk: a live edge desktop.
After going to multiple specialty lumber stores we finally found a live edge slab that was the right size and the right price. Mike used a sander to smooth out the top. The live edge still had the chunky bark on it, so it needed to be carefully removed using a scraper revealing a smooth live edge finish. He then sealed it using clear polyurethane.
Finally, we attached these hairpin legs I found on Amazon to give the desk a modern look.
I am so thrilled with how it turned out!
My office chair is from World Market and is so comfy!
I love that it’s on wheels and the leather finish makes it look really high end.
When designing Mike’s desk, he knew he wanted it to be standing height but also wanted it to be as long as possible so he could spread out and have lots of room.
After measuring the room, it was clear that his desk needed to go along one of the side walls. (Originally we had planned on our desks being on opposing walls, but that just wasn’t realistic once we measured everything out and accounted for the space our bodies would actually take up when at our desks. We literally would have been back to back! 😅)
That’s when we came up with this unique home office inspiration for his desk to sort of ‘float’ over the edge of my desk.
We chose a glass top for his desktop to try and keep the space feeling really open and airy. Because his desk would be fairly over-sized for the space, a seemingly see-through desk made for a great option!
Mike put a lot of effort into designing the desk legs so that they would sort of disappear into the background and be as low profile as possible. We painted everything the same color of white to match the walls (Sherwin Williams Alabaster).
Then on the right side of his desk, we decided to wall it off with some cedar shiplap to hide the printer and cords from the rest of the living space. I love this pop of warm wood tones!
For the times he’d prefer to sit, this bar stool from World Market is tucked under the desk.
Home Office Accessories
When it came to decorating this space, my main goal was to keep it simple.
I started by hanging our Ikea curtains on the back wall to really cozy up the space.
To add some contrast I picked out some custom woven shades from SelectBlinds. I selected the Designer Series Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural. I love how much texture they bring to the space, and they come in handy when the Oregon sun decides to shine!
My trusty snake plant (read: the only plant I’ve managed to keep alive) freshened up the space. You may recognize it from our master bedroom in our old house! 🙂
As for wall decor, a couple of thrifted baskets, a framed art piece, and some herb boxes add visual interest.
We also added Mike’s deer mount above his desk, because ya know.. manly stuff. 😉
Speaking of Mike’s desk, for his window coverings we chose some minimal blackout roller shades. These are great for keeping the sun out when needed, and when not in use you almost don’t even notice they’re there!
I’ve linked all of the sources below, but first let’s look at a side by side before and after!
You can really see how much more open the space feels with those walls down in this comparison:
Below is a full source list for our RV Home Office Makeover:
- Wall/cabinet color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
- Floors: 9″ wide planks in the Cascade Series by Urban Floors
- Live edge slab – Western Red Cedar
- Wood sealant
- Hairpin desk legs
- Leather desk chair
- Ikea cotton curtains
- Curtain rod
- Woven shades in Antigua Natural
- Desk lamp (similar)
- Rose gold candle
- Small bottle vase
- 2″ x 4″ boards for Mike’s desk base
- Glass desktop – 3/8″ forged glass, 22″ x 80″
- Cedar shiplap
- Mason jar
- Graph paper pad
- Magnolia candle
- Medium vase
- Bar stool
- Snake plant
- White ceramic planter
- Mid-century plant stand
- Baskets on wall (thrifted, but here’s a similar option)
- Wall print (similar)
- Herb boxes (available on Decor Steals on a rotating basis)
- Artificial sage plant
- Artificial parsley
- Wall clock (similar)
- Blackout roller shades
- Shoe basket
- Entry doormat
- Cowhide rug (similar)
I hope you enjoyed our home office tour! This is where we spend the majority of our day and I couldn’t be happier with how it came together. I hope it gave you some home office inspiration you can use in your own space!
If you’ve missed any of our previous RV posts, you can catch up and get more details about each of the projects here:
Have any questions about our RV home office makeover? I’d love to answer them in the comments below!