There is a growing trend of people working out of their home. This phenomenon is taking hold for many different reasons; companies trying to cut overhead costs by having employees work remotely, parents wanting to spend more time at home with their family, people starting their own business or freelancing and various other reasons.
No matter the reason, there are a lot more people who are in need of home offices. Here are a few tips for decorating your home office in a way that makes it functional and feel homier.
- Use the space on your walls. Bookshelves, wall shelves and hanging file folders can all serve as a way to organize and utilize your limited space in a professional way that looks good. You can also use your walls to display some of your favorite photos; after all, it is your home.
- How do you work? Do you need easy access to everything? Open containers of storage might be a great option for you. Or do you meet with clients in your home office and need to keep it uncluttered? Then closed storage might work best for you.
- Think in triplicate. If you have several of the same items, why not coordinate them stylistically? It will make your office look more put together and well organized. Also, donâ€™t forget that since itâ€™s a home office you can personalize it with multiple textures in the room. It will make the room feel more comfortable and light.
- Lighting, lighting, lighting. You are not restricted to just a desk lamp. In a home office, you can add dimmer switches to your lamps or overhead lighting. That way, your home office can be functional during the day and cozy at night, when you are off the clock.
What are your tricks for making your home office feel more like home and less like a cubicle?
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