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Decorate Your Home Office So You Can Work All Day

Decorate Your Home Office So You Can Work All Day

Posted on: November 13, 2019

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More and more people need a space to work at home.

Many jobs require extra hours, so people need a quiet space to get work done.

It's estimated that about 36% of the population are freelancers, doing all of their work from home.

Unfortunately, needing a home office and having one are two different things.

Many people are forced to work at the dining room table, a makeshift desk stuck in a corner somewhere, or they have to leave and work at a coffee shop or co-working space.

Having a dedicated office in your house means you can work and be productive in the comfort of your own home.

If you are looking to create a space where you can be productive and enjoy working from, you need to weigh your options when it comes to decorating your office.

A lot of people believe that style isn't important when it comes to a home office and that all you need is a surface for your laptop and a chair with wheels.

That couldn't be further from the truth.

But decorating a home office in a way that makes you fall in love with it is very powerful.

When you enjoy being in your office, you will, in turn, enjoy your work.

Getting your work done is much easier when you enjoy the space you work in.

In the article below, we go over several tips that will get you started in your home office so you can design the home office of your dreams.

Table of Contents

  • Make Sure It Blends In With Your Home

  • Emphasize Organization

  • Keep It Lit

  • Take Advantage of Height

  • Calm The Cords

  • Make Your Home Office Feel Like Home

Make Sure It Blends In With Your Home

Your office will be an extension of your home, so it should look and feel like it.

Decorate it with some of the same themes you've used throughout your house and incorporate items that you love.

Nothing is off-limits here.

If you're a plant lover, add several house plants and paint your office in earthy colors.

If you're a minimalist, paint your walls white and add only carefully selected decorations.

Don't limit your creativity here because it's going to be a workspace.

You are going to be more productive in a space that you like, so don't hold back.

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Home Office Ideas

Emphasize Organization

Your office will probably get messy pretty fast.

To keep the piles of paperwork from turning into mountains of paperwork, you will probably want to stock up on bins, drawers, cabinets, and the like.

There are seemingly millions of options to help keep your office organized, but it's simple to bring them into your office without actually using them.

Before you go to Amazon and start buying drawers and bins, take a second to think about how you organize.

What works for the rest of your house? What doesn't?

If you already like scanning things and keeping them electronically, you don't need stacks of drawers.

If you only use one pen at a time, don't bother with a pen cup.

Don't buy into the hype unless you actually need, and will use, these items.

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Keep It Lit

Offices are notorious for their fluorescent lighting.

Have you ever wondered why businesses choose to go with sterile, cold lighting that makes you feel like you're on the exam table?

It's because they know sufficient lighting makes your work easier.

Our eyes are become strained from staring at our screens all day, so we don't need to make it worse by limiting the lighting in your home office.

Use natural light as much as possible, but don't forget to supplement when it falls short, and

 for those days when you have to work into the night.

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Office Lamp

Take Advantage of Height

Even the tiniest of home offices can have more than enough room for your favorite decorations and organization solutions.

If you don't think you have enough space, just look up.

Maximize your vertical wall space by using floating shells or installing cabinets on the walls.

The height of your wall is an asset, and it should be used as one when you decorate.

And have fun with it. Your decorations should be both practical and fun.

Your home office is yours, make it into something you love.

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Calm The Cords

The worst thing about the home office is how much tech clutter accumulates.

We're not saying you don't need all of that tech; you just don't need to be tripping on cords every time you get up from your desk.

You can take a few simple steps to keep that from happening.

Cut a hole in the back of a stylish box.

Most of your necessary tech can stay in there with the chords fed out through that hole.

Mount a power strip close by, and use zip ties to wrangle any cords that get plugged into the power strip and fee them neatly along the back of furniture, keeping them out of sight.

You'll be amazed at how much cleaner this will make your home office feel.

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Make Your Home Office Feel Like Home

The best way to decorate your home office is just to start.

Do one simple thing to make your office more inviting, and you've already made significant progress.

Get a beautiful lamp, hang a family picture, or paint the walls your favorite color.

Enjoy the process of transforming your home office from just a workspace to a space you truly enjoy being in.

 
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