8 Decor Tips for Creating an Ideal Home Office
The idea of “working from home” is certainly appealing. However, sustenance isn’t possible in this employment model if you don’t create a space that enables you to be driven. And by that we mean – the place of work. Your home office.
You should always make sure you create a proper work environment at home to get actual work done. Otherwise, things are going to get chaotic. The space has to be personal yet optimized to help you flex your grey cells.
Some people use their mismatched, leftover furniture to equip their home office. However, it doesn’t have to be so. You can decorate a room that not only looks professional but also gives you a sense of comfort.
Here our Mansionly’s best home office ideas:
1) Functional furniture
Your desk, chair, shelves should serve you well for enhanced workflow. Since you spend most of your time in a day in your office, you have to invest in the right pieces of furniture.
Don’t furnish the space with products that consume too much space. For instance, angle your desk into the room diagonally or replace it with a desk pad instead. You can comfortably rest your arms and still enjoy an open floor space.
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The idea is to allow smooth movement within in the room – even if you are the only one occupying it.
2) Imposing walls
The first and foremost thing to do is to paint the walls in a perky colour. Forget shades of beige, off-white and seaweed green. Instead, add a sense of pizzazz in your office with walls in cheerful and optimistic orange or lime green.
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Decorate a barren wall space by hanging functional accents such as a bulletin board, oversized paper flowers, framed artwork, a calendar with chalkboard paint, and more. Add a fun element to the office space.
3) Bold themes
Decorate with drapes in bright hues such as cherry red or sky blue. Add a sense of sophistication with metallic accents or luxe fabrics. Use patterned cushion covers for the sofa or chair. Play around with different design elements. Create a bold living area.
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4) Room with a view
Please don’t place your desk in front of a blank wall, unless you have no other option. If you have a window, that’s the view you should be aiming for. If you are in a windowless space, position your chair to towards the door or hang motivational wall art above the desk.
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5) Lighting galore
Bad lighting can harm your eyesight and make you slow at work. Make sure the lighting in your home is on point. Instead of table lamps with fluorescent tubes, opt for a decorative piece that emanates a warm glow.
If you don’t want to go by anything conventional, install a gorgeous chandelier to illuminate your workspace. If you also have a tiny seating spot in the office, put up decorative wall sconces for a casual ambiance.
A strategic but elegant lighting plan makes all the difference.
6) Smart storage
Even if the majority of your work is paper-less, your home office will get cluttered at some point in time. Don’t you remember the days when you would clear your desk every Monday? Well, that’s exactly what happens in a home office too.
Stationery, print-outs, soiled coffee mugs and other office paraphernalia end up bringing down the style quotient of the room. Stack them in smart shelves or cupboards.
7) Favourites revived
Even though it your place of work, you still have the liberty to personalise it with accessories close to you. From framed family photographs to newspaper clippings that mean something to you to fun memorabilia collected during vacations – sprinkle bits of your personality across the room.
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8) Green glamour
Because that is always a good idea! Plants not only freshen up a space but also add colour and vigour to it. Place a pretty houseplant right next to your desk. Choose a lovely vase with fresh flowers. Keep replacing the old, worn-out flowers with new ones regularly.
Plants also improve air quality and uplift the overall mood of the room. It’s a win-win for you.
A home office should not resemble a dull cubicle having no resemblance to the rest of your house. Since it is a place to work, it okay to create an environment which will motivate you to get down to business.
Therefore, create for yourself a functional but beautiful home office. After all, it is the place where ideas come to life.
P.S. If you need assistance to re-design or decorate your office space, do remember to connect with us on the website.