One of my dreams is to have a home office that fits my needs and personality. I don't necessarily want to do all my work from home, but if I have to, I want a place that is functional and stylish. I believe this is true for everyone especially if your "off site" office is less than beautiful. A home office can be a place for work, hobbies, or simply a hiding place for your computer. These are a few ideas for home offices that I think will really help make this space your own.
|Personalize your space: Add large photos of your |
family or recent travels to really make it feel
like home every time you sit down to work.
|Storage is key: Everything needs a place. |
I believe you can work more
efficiently when you are organized.
|Leave your desk clean: This is a challenge for me, |
but I'm working on it. It can really help
close your day out and allow you
to have a fresh start in the morning.
|Utilize the windows: Add a pop of color with really |
fun window treatments.
|Utilize the windows: Place your furniture in a way that |
can let you use as much natural light as possible.
If the floor plan allows, you can have a nice
view from your chair.
|Get rid of the traditional overhead light and add a really |
great pendant or chandelier. This will also give you a
softer light which is nice if your work requires you
to stare at a computer all day.
|The classic man: Dark cabinets and clean lines|
|The classic man: Warm colors and geometric patterns|
|Mix feminine and masculine: This works especially |
well for a couple sharing the office.
|Don't be afraid to add color: The office is an area that doesn't have |
to be matchy matchy with the rest of your home.
It's your office, make it feel like it!
Make work fun, and get excited to show off your home office!