Ideas to Decorate Your Home Office
Things have been changing in the world. These days, a lot of people work in the comfort of their own homes. As time goes by, more and more companies are allowing their employees to do this. Working from home can be great. However, it’s important to keep in mind that mixing your work life with your personal life may not be the best thing to do. For this reason, we’ll give you some ideas so that you can create and decorate a home office – a space where you can work in peace.
What should a home office have?
First of all, you must define what you want your work area to look like. This, of course, will depend on the activities you’ll be carrying out in it.
Having a home office can serve as a place to work but also to meet clients or even to study or read. Therefore, this environment has certain requirements. Let’s see what they are.
Make sure that your home office is a very quiet place. If possible, keep this room away from the front door, from a children’s room or the kitchen. In addition to this, it needs to have as few distractions as possible. For example, if this room has a street view, you’re probably going to get distracted while doing your work.
2. Basic furniture
The idea of having a home office can seem quite fun to many people. As a consequence, they go out of their way to purchase a lot of fun furniture and decorative objects. This might make the place look nice but they can for sure be distracting. Therefore, think about the essentials that you need to carry out your activities in order not to overdo it.
Remember that you’ll be working in this space, so you must be able to focus there.
3. Keeping it simple and neutral
At the end of the day, a home office is pretty much the same as an office in a business building. For this reason, stay away from extravagant decor. We recommend you make use of neutral tones, such as white, gray, or pastel. This can help you concentrate better and be more creative while working.
4. Good lighting – a must-have
We’re aware that we just recommended you make sure that your home office doesn’t have a street view. However, having good lighting is essential. Natural lighting in your workspace is incredibly important. If you use a desktop computer, put it on the side facing the window. And if you work at night or late, you must have a good lamp with warm-toned light.
Ideas for decorating a home office
You’ve already chosen the room, the furniture and the paint for the walls. Now, get ready to have some fun because creating a home office can be the perfect excuse to let your imagination and creativity run wild.
1. Place plants in your home office
There’s no need to fill the whole room with pots and flowers. Nonetheless, it’d be good to put a plant near the window or the source of natural light. Keep in mind that green details not only purify the air but also serve as decoration. There are several types of plants that don’t require too much attention or care.
2. Put up an inspirational cork board
You can use it to stick up pieces of paper with reminders on them, inspirational quotes, photographs of your family or your favorite place, or anything of sentimental value. All those things can be used when you feel you’re a bit low on inspiration. It can also serve as a panel of dreams where you can place everything you want to achieve.
Another idea you could play with is a whiteboard or painting the wall with a special paint that allows you to write on it.
3. Put shelves in your home office
If your work requires the use of folders, documents, books, or paper, we recommend that you use shelves. They can also serve as decoration to display certain objects, but remember the main rule we’ve talked about here – ‘less is more’. That way you won’t spend hours cleaning or organizing the place. Keep it smart but simple!
4. Add personal details
If the home office will be just for you, take advantage of it! In this case, you can let your creativity flow freely. You don’t always have to buy decorative elements – why not make them yourself? Even if you don’t think you’re that great at art, putting up decor that you created yourself can give the place a very unique and personal vibe. If there are any objects you love dearly, you can place them in your home office as well.
We hope that these tips were helpful to you. One last thing – home offices are supposed to be used to work, study, or create things. In other words, we don’t recommend you open its door on the weekends or holidays. Make sure you learn to keep your daily life separate from your work life.