Then you have a home office. Congratulations! Many people crave a dedicated space in their homes where they can concentrate and tackle their pending tasks. That said, the idea of a home office and the reality of having one can be very different. Having an office at home means welcoming work in the sanctuary of your living space. How do you keep your zen office? If you want to create a place where you really enjoy working that comfortably integrates the rest of your home or apartment (and life), you should think about your different options for decorating a home office.
You may not think that creating an aesthetic that you enjoy in your office should be a priority in working life. But decorating a home office the way you love is really very powerful. When you enjoy the space, you want to keep it tidy, and it can also help you enjoy your work. The task of going to the office, even if it is where you live, is much easier when you go to a space that is pleasant for you.
With that in mind, it is worth putting some work into decorating your home office. To help you get started, we have summarized some of the best tips below.
It is not a secret. Home offices can get messy, fast. To keep the batteries at bay, it is tempting to stock up on organizational containers, drawers, etc. There are about a million excellent options in the market to help you keep your home office in the best shape. The only problem is that it is very easy to bring a lot of them home without actually implementing them.
Before you start stocking up on drawer organizers and filing cabinets, think about how it really is organized. What works well for you in the rest of your house? If you already have a habit of scanning your receipts and saving things digitally, why buy a filing cabinet for your home office? If you have only one favorite pen you always use, why buy a pen? Do not get caught by the exaggeration of the office organization. You have the flexibility to create your own workspace. Do it in a way that works for you in the long term. Remember, decorating a home office in a way that does not feel too sterile is much easier when you have avoided accumulating piles of containers, folders and organizers.
Raise your thinking
Even the smallest home office can be fully stocked with excellent decoration and organization solutions. The trick is to think. Maximize your vertical square feet by hanging works of art that you love, adding floating shelves or installing cabinets on the wall. The height of your wall is an advantage when decorating a home office. Do not be afraid to play with what you hang. Open cabinets could be both practical and fun. Fill them with useful containers along with colorful books or meaningful tchotchkes. Never forget that your home office is just that: yours. You can use the entire height of the wall as a canvas for whatever inspires you and increases your productivity.
Cut cable clutter
In our digital age, one of the worst things about offices is the technological disorder that accumulates. You probably need your computer and your printer, but that does not mean that you should look at your tangle of cables all day. Take some steps to keep your home office free of cable clutter. Make a hole in the back of an attractive box. Your router and other necessary technology can live there with cables powered by the back. Mount a power strip under or on the back of your desk. Use cable ties and command hooks to manipulate the cables that connect to that power strip and feed them along the back of the furniture where they are out of sight. You will be surprised how simply removing the monstrosity of the cables will make your office feel clean and bright.
Let there be light
The offices are famous for their great lighting, specifically for fluorescent. Why do offices often opt for a cold and sterile lighting that makes you feel like you’re under a microscope? Because they know a basic principle of work: sufficient lighting makes work easier. We already strive to look at the screens most of the day. Do not worsen the situation by limiting the lighting in your home office. Use natural light as much as possible, but be sure to supplement where it falls short. A well-lit office is happy and productive.
Make yourself at home
Your office is an extension of your home or apartment. It should look and feel like one. Decorate with the same themes that you have used in your home and incorporate items that you love. Nothing is out of bounds. If you are a plant lover, cover your home office in green. If higge is your environment, add a plush rug and a cozy throw to your office chair. Don’t limit yourself just because this is a workspace. You will be more productive in a room that brings you joy, so why not take extra care in creating an office that feels like home?
Start decorating a home office
Do you want to know the best way to decorate your office? When you start, it’s really that simple. You will intuitively know the essentials: a desk, a chair, a lamp. From there, enjoy the process of finding pieces that you love that inspire your best work. Decorating a home office can take time. But you have your whole life to work, so it’s worth the effort!