When working in an business office environment, you can be limited to the design and styling of your work area. But when you have the freedom to work from home, you can create a home office that is both personal and inspiring. Whether it’s a whole room or a corner, your work space should be an extension of the rest of your home. If you make it feel more homely and less clinical, you’ll see your productivity, creativity and enthusiasm flow through the room. For ideas on how to create an office that’s truly personal to you, read the following suggestions.
Add personal touches
This may be the place where you carry out your work. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You could use sites like Canvaspress.com to create canvas prints of your family photographs to hang on the walls. Or you could frame your children’s artwork to display proudly on your desk. Candles and ornaments can add style and color to your office space, making it feel less dull. Even a vase of fresh flowers can make this room more interesting and exciting to be in. Try to include things that make you feel happy and don’t just stick to the bare minimum.
Use color and pattern
Most office environments are void of interesting colors with white and beige being popular options. Now you are in control, don’t be afraid to go bold. Color can affect our mood dramatically. So colors that don’t inspire could make this a difficult place to work in each day. Decide what kind of environment you want to create, be it energetic or calm. Choose a suitable color that creates the mood you want while also adding personality. Then start looking for paint or wallpaper online from factorypaint.com and other interiors suppliers. Don’t just limit yourself to using colors on your walls. You can paint your desk, buy a patterned chair or use accents for color instead. Again, the choice is up to you.
Invest in the best
If this is a room that you are going to use frequently, it deserves the best you can afford. Don’t just stick to cheaper, more practical options out of convenience as they could affect the look and feel you are trying to create. Consider the furniture you have in the rest of your home and try to reflect the same style in your office. Invest in a desk, lamp, and chair that you love, rather than choosing something that looks office-like. That way you will be eager to start working every day rather than avoiding it. Just remember to be realistic and make sure the items are of a high quality and fit for purpose.
Whether you use your office every day or just occasionally, you’ll enjoy it far more now that it is more personal to you. So don’t feel like you need to replicate office’s you’ve worked in before. This is your chance for you to unleash your creativity to create a space you love to work in.
Until next time, happy decorating! All About Interiors