Thursday, July 12, 2012

Operation:  Cute Office

I have three full years of school counseling under my belt and during that time I've had three different offices.  The first two were in different schools as I started off split between two elementary schools.  I was busy between both schools with little time to decorate.  Once I was lucky enough to be assigned to one very awesome school I was then given one very awesome office.  While the space was great it took a little while for me to settle in and really make it my own.  I had some goals for my office space that included the following:  Must be child friendly.  Must have soft lighting (I have a nasty aversion to bright overhead lighting).  Must promote a safe, nurturing counseling environment.  Must be cute.  Yes, cute.  I shared my goals with my fiance's aunt who is a decorating extraordinaire.  I unleashed her in Ikea with $100 and this is what she came up with...

Ikea is an awesome place to find inexpensive office decor!  She picked up the sphere lighting, floor lamp, wall stickers, red table for my dollhouse, material for bookcase curtain and wall hanging, storage boxes, chair cushions, wall hooks that happen to be shaped like doggy behinds, art, and more.  I have a sneaking suspicion she went a little over budget, but over all it was a great deal.  


  1. Welcome to the school counselor blogging world! It's such a great way to connect! Happy School Counselor is such a great name -- I feel the same way. Your office is so nice and welcoming. Do you think your fiance's aunt would like to take a little trip to Vermont? (Of course, the closest IKEA is 3 hours away, and even the closest Target is an hour away . . .)

    I'm looking forward to reading your future posts. If you contact Erin Mason at SCOPE she will list your blog so that other school counselors can more easily find it. I will list it on my blog's blogroll too -- I will be updating it in the next week or so.

    Take care,

    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I hope to keep this blog active and I will be sure to contact Erin at SCOPE to add my blog to the list.