So you have a home office. Congratulations! Many people are eager to have a dedicated space at home where they can focus and tackle their tasks. That being said, the idea of a home office and the reality of having one can be very different. Having an office in your home is welcoming work into the sanctuary of your living space. How do you keep your Zen office? If you want to create a workplace that fits easily into the rest of your home or apartment (and into your life), you need to think about the different options available to decorate a home office.
You may not think that creating an aesthetic that you like in your office should be a top priority for your work. But decorating a home office in a way that you like is actually quite powerful. When you enjoy this space, you want to keep it clean and it can also help you appreciate your work. The chore of going to the office – even if it is your place of residence – is much easier when you go to a place that is nice for you.
With that in mind, it’s worth putting some work into decorating your home office. To help you get started, here are some of the best tips below.
It’s not a secret. Home offices can become messy – quickly. To keep the batteries at bay, it is tempting to store bins, drawers, etc. in the organization. There are about a million excellent options on the market to help keep your home office in perfect condition. The only problem is that it is too easy to bring a group of them home without implementing them.
Before you start stocking drawer organizers and workbooks, think about how you actually organize. What works well for you in the rest of your home? If you already have the habit of scanning your receipts and keeping your documents in digital format, why buy a filing cabinet for your home office? If you still use a favorite pen, why buy a bonnet pen? Do not get carried away by the hype of office organizations. You have the option to create your own workspace. Do it in a way that will work for you in the long run. Keep in mind that it’s much easier to decorate a home office in a way that does not seem too sterile when you avoid stacking piles of bins, folders and diaries.
Elevate your thought
Even the smallest home office can be fully stocked with great decorating and organizing solutions. The trick is to imagine. Maximize your vertical surface by hanging the art you love, adding floating shelves or installing cabinets against the wall. The height of your wall is an asset when decorating a home office. Do not be afraid to play with what you block. Open cabinets could be both practical and fun. Fill them with useful bins next to colorful books or significant tchotchkes. Never forget that your home office is just that – yours. You can use the full height of the wall as a canvas for anything that inspires you and improves your productivity.