I love my iMac, I really do. I love my MacBook too but my iMac is where all of this blogging magic happens. Plus, I’m a sucker for big screens, and working in a pretty home office keeps me inspired and I like having all of my “work stuff” within reach. Also, have you ever tried working on a MacBook with a curious toddler around? Yeah, you will get nothing done because while mine is used to seeing me at my desk by now, the minute I flip open the laptop on the dining room table, she’s all, Oh, what’s going on here? Perhaps I should sit in your lap and strike keys as I try to “help” you work. Granted, it’s the cutest thing ever but a completely inefficient work method.
The challenge with having a big black screen on your desk, however, is that it’s a big black screen and a huge focal point of any work space so how do you dress the wall space behind it? Ideally, of course, you would decorate in a way that compliments the rest of your space and makes the iMac feel like its a design feature and not just an unfortunate choice driven by desire/need. I’ve seen lots of beautiful work spaces on Pinterest where the dainty MacBook is the star of the show because it leaves so much more room visually, but I had to really search for inspiration when it comes to decorating around an iMac. Below, I’ve rounded up 7 fabulous ways, and 11 inspiring work spaces, that will show you how to dress the wall behind your iMac to create a perfectly chic vignette and a pretty and inspiring home office you’ll love!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
And finally, I saved my favourite option for last: Ok, I know this desk doesn’t show a computer but I think adding a pop of colour would work fabulously with an iMac too! This is my top choice for my own work space although I might just choose to paint a piece of card stock and hang it on the wall vs. painting the actual wall. That way I can swap it out for another look when I tire of this one. Now to find the right shade of pink…
To sum it up nicely, here are the 7 fabulous ways you can dress the wall behind your iMac:
1. Use a simple picture ledge to hang art and important notes and reminders,
2. Hang a wooden beaded garland for whimsical decor,
3. Paint a chalkboard rectangle behind your desk, or, if you have the space paint the entire wall,
4. Hang a gallery wall with washi-tape, oversized art, or a mix of art and objects,
5. Design a simple pin board full of inspiring images,
6. Hang bookshelves for functionality and display, and finally,
7. Paint a coloured patch behind your computer to add a dash of sass to your workspace!
So tell me, do you have an iMac (or a large screen computer of any other kind ;)) and how have you decorated around it?