In the past few years, home offices have become the norm for many individuals and businesses. Therefore, it’s of utmost importance to create a space where you’ll feel comfortable. Not only will your workspace look good, but it will also help increase your productivity.
Giving your home office a makeover sounds exciting but can be extremely stressful if not done properly. If you’re still having second thoughts or you don’t know where to begin, we’ve compiled a list of straightforward tips to help you with the process.
Planning Never Hurts
First and foremost, you’ll need a well-thought-out plan! Going into renovation head first will cause unnecessary costs and you might not even like the results in the end. Make sure you’re able to envision the final look of your future home office. Think of the overall style, colors, and furniture.
Your home office might end up looking completely different, but it will be easier for you to implement ideas if an outline of some kind already exists. Check out websites like Pinterest for additional inspiration and create a board to store all of your ideas.
Peace and Inspiration
Once you have a rough idea of how you want your office to look, make sure you double-check everything. You’ll be creating a room where you’ll probably spend a large portion of your day. Thus, it is important to work in a space that makes you feel at ease. Interior designers suggest choosing colors that will have a positive effect on your energy and productivity levels.
This season is all about muted colors like pale and olive green, off-white, grey with blue undertones, forest green — pretty much anything that makes us feel inspired and refreshed. Steer clear of aggressive tones like orange, pink, and red.
We’re all aware that lights play an important role in room decor; however, in this case, general lighting purposes will not suffice. You can rely on natural lighting during the day, so make sure you don’t choose heavy curtains that will block it.
During winter and at night, LED lights are an excellent choice as they are known to reduce the strain on your eyes. If you still feel your desk lacks light, you can always add a study lamp. These come in stylish colors and various sizes, so you’ll have no trouble fitting them into your space.
What’s an office without shelves? If there are any essentials that an office needs, those have to be shelves. There are many options on the market, but we suggest going for handmade shelves.
This way you can control the process, choose the material of the highest quality, and make sure your shelves won’t clash with the rest of the furniture. Instead, they will be the talk of the town!
Bamboo plywood is an excellent choice if you’re looking for versatility and durability. These panels have numerous amazing qualities, such as:
- They come in various sizes and colors to meet the needs of different spaces;
- They are sturdy without appearing too robust and they weather well;
- That they are environmentally friendly and pretty affordable.
Repeat After Me
We all need some form of motivation from time to time to keep us going, and our home office is not an exception. Make sure to add some bits and bobs that make you feel better whenever you look at them. Many people go for house plants as they don’t take up too much space. Not only do they add some life, but they also make the air cleaner.
If plants are not your thing but you still need something to drive you, we suggest motivational messages. They may be cliché but there’s something about them that makes us feel better in an instant. You can add a large poster or frame several smaller ones and create an entire motivational wall.
Renovating your home office does not have to take a huge toll on your wallet. With these steps, you can make tasteful but effective changes, while still saving some money. Make sure you have a plan in place and act accordingly. Choose items that are neutral but still to your liking. Working from home has never been more enjoyable!