Our DIY lounge makeover

We gave our ordinary lounge a spruce up! Read on to hear about how we achieved the new look…

The lounge was looking a bit dull (unfortunately forgot to take before pics) before we started working on it  – but now we’ve given it a lick of paint, with bright colours and crazy patterns, and now the team can enjoy lunch together in room that is interesting to look at and feels a bit more homely. 

It’s not often that you get to show your creative side whilst working in an accountancy practice so we’re always looking for ways to do things out of the ordinary, and most importantly, have a bit of fun. 

The first step we took to achieving lounge ‘goals’ was the feature wall. We knew we wanted something bright, with a geometric design but at first we weren’t sure of the best route, we aren’t painters & decorators so we knew we needed something easy .  So we looked at some tutorials on YouTube, we found a good design and even better it looked relatively simple. 

If you would like to recreate the same kind of thing for your home/office space take a look at the video below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah_yLz83WPQ 

For the colours, we chose yellow, blue, light grey and dark grey. It took us a few days work to get the desired effect as we had to paint the base coats first. 

For the next step we decided to buy a new table, the old table and chairs weren’t exactly the comfiest and we weren’t making much use of the space really.  The old table could only fit 4 people on and that made it hard for the team to eat together. We decided to buy a extending table which could now fit 8 chairs around it. As we already had an abundance of chairs downstairs there was no need to buy anymore which was lucky. 

Click through the gallery below to see the pictures up close! 

The last step we took was painting some canvases to match the feature wall. As we had accidentally bought much more paint than needed we knew we had to put some of it to good use. These are the paintings that we came up with. (We decided to name them like any great artist would) I know what you’re thinking… has Picasso been reincarnated? 

'Space Rasher' in all it's glory.
'Glass of Bubbly?'
'Cheese Gromit?'

If you’re looking to unleash your teams creativity and perhaps you’ve got a few walls going spare, we suggest organising something similar. It cost less than getting the professionals in and created a lovely personalised room for the team.