Whether you love working from home or can’t wait to get back into the office full time, your home office should be a place that you can sit in and get down to business. Creativity should be inspired to flow and concentration should come easily. So, how do you make your home office space one of creativity and productivity? Here are some ideas to help:
Arrange the space properly
A messy, cluttered office is only going to add to your stress levels, so make sure the space is well organised. Whether you have a large or small space to work with, it’s important to use varying types of storage to make sure everything has its place.
Find art to appreciate
Decorate the room with images that speak to you – even if you job is all about the numbers. You’re going to be in here for hours so it’s important to give yourself something you enjoy looking at, especially if you don’t have a view out of the window.
Combine old with new
Mixing vintage with modern in any room adds personality and warmth, removing the not-lived-in look of show homes. So why should your home office be any different? These can be trinkets or furniture, it’s completely up to you.
Make it welcoming
But not too cosy that you don’t want to do any work. Add a mix of textiles like blankets, a rug, pillows to make the space inviting.
Make it all about you
This is your space. It should inspire you and reflect who you are so don’t be afraid to go all out. You want to feel happy and motivated whenever you sit down or stand up (depending on your desk arrangements). So, what do you love? Do you love colour, monochrome, or neutral? And if you can’t paint the walls, think of accessories to add or pictures and typography frames that will complement your personality and style.
Add some greenery
Adding plants to a room can help you to relax and stay calm plus, they clean the air too. Peace Lilies, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, or some trailing plants are all easy to keep alive and pretty to look at. For more inspiration, Homes to Love suggest their top 10 home office plants.
If you love colour in your life, then don’t be afraid to use it in your home office. Whether that’s painting the walls a bright shade of yellow or simply adding bright, bold furniture pieces. You can have fun with it whilst brightening up your day.
Let there be light
Try to utilise the natural light as this can make any space feel bigger. If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room to convert to an office, face your desk towards the window and make the most of the light. Not only will your office feel bigger, it will make you feel more lively too – and the livelier you feel, the more work you get done.
Rugs are a great way to add colour and texture to a room without having to paint the walls. Choose a rug that’s perfect for you, whether that’s multi coloured or monochrome.
Create your own gallery wall
Crowd the wall space with what you love and what inspires you. Then you can look at what makes you happy every day. If you use removable wall strips you can easily rearrange the prints when you feel like a change.