A home office or workspace doesn’t have to be mundane. Make it a place that feels like an extension of your home, and a place you love spending your time (no, really!). Whether you work from home, or you just need a place to yourself to get some extra work done, you can get creative with a space that really inspires you and lifts your mood. With these five easy steps to revamping your home office, you’ll be able to mimic your home and your personal style by creating a fun, comfortable area without having to spend big on an extreme makeover.
The first way to refresh your room is to enhance the space! No, that doesn’t mean knock down a wall (this was supposed to be easy, remember?). There’s a little trick to make rooms feel more open, and it’s as simple as adding a mirror. Wall mirrors can make your room feel larger, especially if your office is on the smaller side. By selecting a decorative wall mirror, you’ll feel your work area opening up instantly, and you’ll also have some functional wall art.
If you have a couch or some extra chairs in your office, liven them up a little with pops of color and bold prints! It makes the room more pleasing to the eye, and it looks cozy as well. Choose a few that have cool geometric prints that are still neutral enough to fit with any existing decor.
Pictures and art are great ways to surround yourself with inspiration and mementos as well as creating a positive environment. Personalize your home office, and hang some pieces that motivate you and are interesting to look at between reading files. Try something different, and lean some art work against the walls in different areas. This is a creative, space-efficient way to display art work, especially if you have large-scale pieces.
Desks get messy in a heartbeat, so adding decor that actually cuts down on clutter is a good thing! Vintage-inspired or contemporary trays are a lovely and chic alternative to the typical file trays. Use yours to streamline your work necessities by storing your pencil cups, files, books, or any other personalized trinkets and necessities you keep around. Bonus: trays are also eye-catching display pieces.
A unique desk lamp is a great way to add a functional yet ornamental piece. It’s also extremely handy for late-night working or dim lighting. Choose a lamp that works specifically for desks, or a larger, decorative table lamp that adds a cozy, stylish element to your work space.
Another great desk display: plants! Go green, and introduce some small flowers and plants to your home office. Not only do they look beautiful, but they add serenity and positive energy, making the area fresh and alive.