If you’ve been wanting to spend more time at home working or need a space that’s all your own to help you organize your life, a home office might be the solution. Some people will use an extra bedroom or closet to carve out some space. But if you are short on space, you might have to get creative. You don’t want to have a disorganized and unwelcoming place to spend a bulk of your time, so here are some ideas to inspire and help you create the space that best fits your needs.
Start going through your clutter and get rid of what you don’t need. If you know for sure you are going to be using an item, then keep it, if not throw it away. Once the clutter is gone, you can start to make your office a place to call your own. Find storage solutions that fit your needs. Whether you need shelves or storage bins, figure out the best way to organize for you and your space. Find a piece of furniture that opens up into a desk and then you can close it up and hide your work space at the end of the day.
2. Think Chic
You want your office to reflect your personality but still be functional. If your home office is in a separate room, you may want to paint an accent wall, add some style with a new chandelier. Lighting is so important for your workspace. Don’t buy office furniture, but look at home furnishings you already have or can buy that would fit your space. Also choose soft furnishings, like a comfortable chair in a fashionable fabric that can cozy up the space.
3. Keep things fresh.
Add some green with a live plant in a decorative pot. It will add texture to the room while also keeping you calm and breathing fresh air. Ground your space with an area rug. You can choose one with a pattern or stay more neutral. Either way, it will absorb the noise in the room while also adding some flair.
4. Be Creative
You want your workspace to be inspiring and place to spend your time. Show your personality with colorful and meaningful art, inspiring word art, or anything that keeps you motivated and energized to get your work done.
Wherever you decide to set up your new office, enjoy the space and make it your own because you’ll want to spend a lot of your time there.