A stylish and functional home office has the power to transform your work by inspiring you to succeed.
To help you learn how to create a beautiful home office helps you become organized and love what you do, today’s edition of “Interior Inspirations” shares home decorating and organizing tips and tricks.
Set the Mood for Your Home Office
When designing your home office, the first thing to think about is your color theme and design esthetic.
Do you want a bright and airy workstation or a dramatic and dreamy office space? Do you prefer light pastels, bright colors, or moody dark tones? Are you inspired by romantic imagery or modern, abstract artwork? These are some of the questions to ask yourself as you decide the look and feel of your home office.
Choose Furniture with Storage Capacity
When choosing furniture (like the above desk and cabinetry), it’s best to look for functional furniture pieces that offer storage space. This can enable you to use one shelf for decorative accessories and personal belongings, in addition to having dedicated shelving for essential home office equipment (such as printers, computers, and other technology). The added shelves keep items organized and clutter-free, making your work environment look and feel more peaceful and calm.
Another great way to store home office must-haves (such as cords, printer paper, and files) is with storage bins and file boxes. These boxes can be placed on the bottom tier of the shelving unit, so they’re still within reach but not visually impeding upon your space.
Select Inspiring Artwork
Whether you love chic fashion illustrations, motivational quotes, or eye-catching abstract art, choose pieces that reflect your personal style and make you feel inspired. You can even accessorize with complimentary home goods, such as candles and decorative jewelry boxes (which can act as stylish business card holders).
Bring in Nature
A living plant is always a good idea for a home office. Not only does it bring life and color into the room, it also helps to oxygenate the space, making it a healthier place for you to get work done. As an example, easy to care for plants like orchids add beauty, sophistication, and elegance to any home office. If you aren’t into the idea of taking care of a plant, then a faux plant can also work.
Display Books You Love
Are you a beauty junkie? Love entertaining in style? Into fashion and accessories? Whatever you love learning about – display those types of books in your home office. Whenever you’re in need of a little inspiration, pick up one of your beloved books. Plus, you can even stack your books in a tidy display to add visual interest to your home office.
Use Smart Home Technology
Last, but certainly not least, smart home technology (like Google Home or Amazon Echo) make it easy to stay inspired and get work done in your home office. These helpful tools can turn on and off lights, set timers, answer questions, and play music. Now, if only they could type for us… Maybe one day!
For more home decorating and organizing tips, check out the Home Decorating and Home Organization sections on Inspirations & Celebrations.