Working from your home office means that you’ll understand the importance of your environment and how it can affect your thoughts and level of creativity and inspiration. Therefore, it might be time to make some changes, and spruce up your home office environment so that your work will get a new lease of life. Considering how you utilize the space in the room and on your desk, and how you hope to feel when you’re in there, will help you decide on where to focus your efforts. Therefore, it’s time to get your office stationery ready, and write a list of the areas that could use some improvement. The following are some tips and ideas for those who want a little inspiration to help them update a tired and unmotivational office.
A Clutter-free Space
Whether your home office is big or small; you’ll want to focus on your headspace and how easy it is to relax and work from home in the interior surroundings. Light hues and pale colurs on the walls and ceiling will instantly freshen up an environment, so it might be worth getting your paint brush and rollers out to cover any old, tired, and dull areas of the room. As you’re moving items out of the room before you decorate; it’s worth looking at the things you barely use, and throwing out old items that are simply cluttering what could be a tidy space. Use companies like Premier Surplus to dispose of any old electric or computers so that you’ll have peace of mind they’re being recycled responsibly. Give other items to charity, and take the opportunity to organize your files and paperwork.
Your main focal point will be your desk if you write, blog, and work from home, so this will be the area you look and use the most throughout your day. Therefore, you’ll need to ensure you have a surface with enough space and plenty of room for your computer, stationery, and a cup of coffee (or two).
An Inspirational + Personality-filled Room
Once you have a tidy and freshly painted office, you can focus on the design details and sentimental accessories that will bring your personality into the space, and what will give you a much-needed boost throughout your working day or evening in there. Family photos, your kid’s artwork, and any postcards or prints you love, are the perfect way to adorn the wall and are great for popping into frames beside your laptop or computer. Characterful additions to the office, like lamps, cushions, and coffee table books that you’ve discovered in a thrift store or flea market will add even more interest to your new room, and you’ll ensure that it’s a unique and appealing space to work in.
Keeping the walls and floor neutral and ensuring you’re on top of tidying and organizing your office, will help to ensure that you can have some fun when it comes to adding personal touches and interior accessories. Keep looking for inspiration online, and remember it’s your office, so create a room in which you love spending your time.
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