Whether it’s an extra room in your house or a desk set in the corner of your room, your home office is the place where ideas come to life. But setting up a new one and decorating it can be quite an overwhelming task! It’s your 9-to-5 place of business after all, so a stimulating work environment is a total must. Here are a few decorating tips that can help you breathe life into your workspace.
Decorate with direction
Take some time to figure out your personal office needs and decide on the overall layout of your home office. Designate where everything is supposed to be, ensure there is adequate walking space and utilize every nook and cranny. And of course, learn to incorporate your personal style to your workspace.
Be organized and stay organized
Keeping your space clutter-free should be your top priority. With so many papers, books, and supplies to store, proper storage units are a definite must. There are lots of containers in various shapes and sizes that are available in many stores, don’t forget to choose one that would great with the rest of the room and also, label and color code the contents.
Have ample lighting
Better lighting can surely go a long way toward making you productive. Usher in some natural light and if you can’t add a new overhead lighting fixture, get a good desk lamp.
Choose key pieces
The easiest way to add a decorative piece and make it a focal point in your home office is to pick something bold, like a good office chair. Life’s too short to sit in an uncomfortable and ugly chair. When picking out your desk, be sure to consider its overall function. Invest on these two pieces; you’ll be spending lots of time here after all.
Color your life
A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest ways to transform your space. Choose paint colors that will inspire your duties. It can make all the difference in your mood, productivity, and job performance. Yes, it does affect how you think and behave. So choose one that can inspire your duties.
Make it your own
Even though there’s undoubtedly an abundance of inspiration and information available online, a few inspiring prints and family photographs hung in frames on the walls are always go-to decorations. Keep track of your daily tasks with a memo board or a chalkboard. Your desk supplies such as your pencil cups, paper trays and other little knickknacks should also go along the motif of your room.