Kickass Ways To Decorate Your Home Office

What’s the best part of working from home? The fact that Netflix and your fridge are just a hop, skip and jump away. What’s the worst part of working from home? The fact that Netflix and your fridge are just a hop, skip and jump away, of course! When you work from home or have a home office, temptation is everywhere and motivation – motivation, is elusive. One of the most effective ways to motivate yourself to work your best is to use simple decor elements to transform your home office into a space that is inviting, functional and makes you as productive and creative as you can be! An office that is well designed and decorated will definitely be a space that will make you want to work all-day-every-day, so here are some easy and fun ways to take your home office from drab to fab –

Nook, Not Cranny

When it comes to having a home office, location is everything. You’re going to be spending hours and hours there, so why not make it as comfortable as possible? Comfort can be achieved even if you don’t have space for a large and luxurious office. Make the best use of whatever space is available by taking advantage of the nook in your room and planning your office around it. Nooks are easy to create desk environments in and actually create more space in the room for movement. By creating an office nook, you will have an inviting space that is cozy and productive!

Lighten up!

Industrial Desk Light from Wayfair

A well-lit area is always a pleasure to work in, simply because it’s so easy to see what’s going on around you. There is no light quite like natural sunlight, but if you’re working in an area that is short on natural light, you can always invest in desk lights to make your space brighter. Currently, we love the minimal chic of the industrial lighting trend, but you can also add colour by using lights that have colourful bodies. Coloured lights or any light other than warm white/cool white lights can cause a strain on your eyes, so make sure it’s not only the body that’s colourful, but not the bulbs! 

White is Right

If you’re working out of a small space, consider repainting the walls, white. This is because white creates the illusion of space, even if in reality, there isn’t much space. White also makes you feel more peaceful so you’ll be a lot more zen at your workspace too. Even if you can’t paint your workspace white, consider a white wallpaper or incorporating white elements like a white desk or white shelves or white furniture.

Plant Power

photo by Belathee

Sitting in one place all day, staring at the screen is bad, not just for your back but also your eyesight. While you can ensure your back is in a good place with regular exercise, make sure your exercise your eyesight too – by surrounding yourself with plants. Plants, apart from looking gorgeous, can help you take a break from your screen and also boost creativity and productivity in the process. Get a plant with a lot of foliage for your office, like a fiddle leaf fig tree, monstera plant or a ficus rubber plant. Alternatively, if you’re short on space, you can get smaller desk plants like succulents, mini bamboos or a money plant.

Accessorize, accessorize!

Who doesn’t love a yellow chair? Photo from Domino

You want your home office to be a place that you look forward to spending time in and one of the ways you can ensure that is by accessorising your desk with fun elements that reflect your personality. Pick out storage or furniture in your favourite colour, or add posters from your favourite show! Maybe a few motivational quotes that get you hyped for work, certificates and accolades that you’ve won or even just stationery in a bunch of coloursaccessorising your office is what really makes the office, your office.

Do you work out of a home office? How do you decorate it? Let us know in the comments below!

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