I'm also beginning the process of re-doing our home office! We have a "catch-all" bedroom right now that needs to serve as a craft room and home office space. I am IN LOVE with the Ikea Liatorp set, but definitely do not have the money to purchase the pieces :( :( So I'm doing it DIY / budget style! I spray painted our desk to white, made a cabinet door for the CPU unit opening, and have a wall paint color picked out. See below BEFORE pic (GAG!!!):
I've selected DARK ASH, by Behr for the wall paint:
The curtains will go and be replaced by quatrefoil or other patterned LIGHT curtains; I'm also planning to buy another desk to re-do, to allow us space for two computers. The IKEA Expedit in on my radar as well for the shelf space and crafting table room.
Desk re-do! Simple, quick, and easy. I used American Accents Rustoleum glossy white. Two coats. It's a bit uneven on the top of the desk (some places are very glossy, some aren't); if I had lightly sanded, it may have done better.