As entrepreneurs and professionals working from home, you probably know that your home office is incredibly important. It’s an often underestimated element of success. If you’re struggling with your work or find yourself lacking in inspiration, take some time and assess the functionality and appearance of your office. Don’t laugh! The way you decorate can have a big impact on your creativity. Let’s take a look at five of my favorite home office decorating tips to keep your creative juices flowing!
Add Some Color
Many office spaces are, traditionally, a bit drab and devoid of personality. This is especially true if you’re working in a big office building and call a cubicle your office. The great thing about working from home, however, is that you have control over how you decorate! Adding splashes of color can help you create a visually intriguing and mentally stimulating environment. Don’t be afraid adding bold paint to the room, or from buying colorful accessories.
Make it Personal
Don’t keep your environment sterile and boring – add pictures of loved ones and some of your favorite accessories! Create an environment that makes you happy.
Invest in Good Seating
You’re probably going to be spending a lot of time in your office – I know I do! Invest in comfortable seating that doesn’t strain your back or hurt your legs. Being comfortable can help get the creative processes running!
Keep it Simple
Sometimes we are distracted rather than inspired by lots of color or accessories. If that’s the case for you, then keep your office minimal and pretty.
Define Your Space
Keep your areas defined. If you have a bigger office with a seating area as well as an area where you do your work, make sure both spaces are clearly marked. You do this using rugs or even room dividers, and doing so helps your mind stay focused and on task.
As you can see, it’s important to understand what drives your inspiration! Try some of the decorating tips above and see what clicks.
And take a look at a few of our favorite home office designs below!