Your home office, no matter if it is designed to pay bills, organize your schedule, write articles or run a business, should be more than just a desk and chair; it should be an area that is comfortable and a place that reflects the comfort and design of your home.
There are several ways to decorate your home office; however to begin find an optimal location. Think about how you work. Do you work best with a lot of activity around you or do you work better in a quiet space? In addition, if you have clients or others who stop by frequently, you may want to have proper seating for them.
Keep in mind; your desk, storage area and shelves should serve you and only you! Before investing in furniture, think about your workflow and what you need to have close to you. Once you have done this, look for furniture that is functional and great-looking. Home office furniture should blend in with other rooms in your home. For example, if your home has traditional pieces, you may want to choose a loveseat and comfortable chairs for your home office; however, if your home has a contemporary look, modern metal furniture and artistic pieces may be just the thing!
Most importantly, think about wall color and the choice that would inspire and make your work go smoother. Some prefer yellow or lime green, while other like a calming color of foam blue or botanical green. Think about the colors that would affect your mood and then choose one that fits your needs. Another way to improve the look of your home office is to position your desk where you have a view. Natural light from a window works quite well; however, if you don’t have a window in your office, hang a decorative picture above your desk.
In addition, how about choosing some homey accessories? Think about adding certain items like sticky notes, a decorative waste basket or an inspiring mug. You could also hang some inspirational prints on the wall or add some figurines that inspire or add levity to your office.
Also, make sure that your office is well lit. A well lit office can cut down on headaches and eye strain. Place your computer monitor so that there is no glare from an overhead light or window and put a small lamp on the desk for task lighting. Other ways to enhance your office space is to arrange your drawers in accordance to when you need them. For example, place items that are used together in the same drawer space like notepads, envelops and sticky ads. Place pens and pencils in another drawer.
To conclude, decorating your home office can be fun and it can also be inspiring and a great way to be more effective with your work!