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South Shore Narrow Home Office Computer Desk with Hutch, Pure Black?

A total of 1 review of this product on Reddit.

2 points


9th Sep 2020

My two general pieces of suggestions will center around consolidating your furniture (less plastic and switching to wood – MDS/particle board with veneers would be acceptable if you are on a budget) and making use of vertical space.

I empathize with keeping the queen bed. Downsizing a bed just sucks and while you’ll give up space, it is worth it. It does mean that you’ll have to downsize on the other pieces of furniture (specifically, how much floor space each piece takes up).

Given the brown/tan carpet and furniture being black, my suggestion on color scheme would be an accent wall (which would probably work best for the wall at the head of your bed. I’d probably go for a navy blue for the accent wall.

Your room is small, so streamlined pieces of furniture would be best. I would replace that white/clear plastic set of drawers and see if you can find a taller dresser instead. You could also put your shoes in there as well, which would free up your floor space. Something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/South-Shore-Step-One-5-Drawer-Pure-Black-Chest-of-Drawers-3107035/203008378

Desk: As much as I like desks without a hutch and with a large flat surface like yours, we need to compromise given the bed size and freeing up floor space. I would get something like this: https://www.amazon.com/South-Shore-Narrow-Office-Computer/dp/B0111LELCO but would see if you can find it in black. The extra shelves will give you more storage space and provide an additional surface (on top of the hutch) to put either a lamp (more on that below) or plants.

Bed: You need more storage space, so this might fit the profile: https://www.homedepot.com/p/South-Shore-Flexible-Black-Oak-Queen-Size-Storage-Bed-10488/300573267

This gives you room to store the shoe boxes and the stuff in your plastic dresser.
In regards to placement, I would try to move the bed to the center of that wall if space allows for it (and with a more shallow and taller desk). This would give the impression of more space in the room.

For bedsheets, try something bolder. If you go with a blue accent wall, then try these for sheets: https://www.amazon.com/Madison-Park-Amherst-Comforter-Queen/dp/B015XO84V4/ref=sr_1_145?dchild=1&keywords=blue+comforter+set&qid=1599610772&sr=8-145

The lines of your furniture will be complemented with the patterns of the sheets.

Night stand x 2: Place these on both sides of the bed, assuming you can center the bed. These don’t need to be large. In fact, you’ll want a smaller profile so you can free floor space. Try something along this style. https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Washed-Black-Hudson-Tall-2-drawer-Nightstand/8407547/product.html

Lighting: With the new floor space, get yourself a floor lamp. I personally am not a fan of hanging lights on the walls; it creates a bit of clutter and you’ll want a streamlined room to give off the impression of a spacious room. I would take it down.

With the new desk and bed, you could make a few lighting modifications. Look into those adhesive multicolored LED strips that you can control either with a single remote or your phone. Place a few strips behind the TV, behind the TV stand, desk, dresser, and under the lip of the top part of the platform bed frame that I posted above (the same surface that the mattress rests on). This will allow for mood lighting with virtually no space being taken up, is energy efficient, and simple to operate with a single remote.

On your night stands, you could use these simple multicolor LED touch lamps. For example: https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Bedside-Dimmable-Changing-Bedrooms/dp/B01AJ7F14I/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=led+nightstand+lamp&qid=1599611179&sr=8-11

I have those and they give you decent light that doesn’t burn your eyes. Mind you, it won’t light up the entire room, but it’ll be perfect for a nightstand.

For your desk, I would use this. https://www.amazon.com/TORCHSTAR-Interchangeable-Architect-Multi-Joint-Adjustable/dp/B01NAHT5CE/ref=sr_1_24?dchild=1&keywords=desk+lamp&qid=1599611329&sr=8-24


As for plants, you’ll want simple and low maintenance plants that don’t need crazy amounts of light. A couple of ideas for plants are spider plants, succulents, lucky bamboo, and Pothos aka Devil’s Ivy. Spider plants and Pothos are quite good at cleaning the air too.

For filling in the wall space, you don’t want to overdo it and crowd the room. Pick two walls and be very selective with what you want to use. Personally, I like photography so I enlarged some of my pictures from travels and printed them on metal sheets and canvas. Find pictures that would fit that color scheme too. Black and whites will match with virtually everything.


Extra tips for storage: If you have extra bedding/clothing that is taking too much room, look into those space saving vacuum bags. It’ll compress the items down and you can store it in the closet or bed/dresser.