Imagine, one has just started his own business. He has decided to operate from home. After much conjecture, he has come across a corner in his home, which he can make into his office. Now he plans to decorate it economically but attractively so that he can spend a major part of his day there comfortably. This article gives some ideas on how to decorate a small home office. Technology has evolved today to such an extent that it is possible for professionals to work from their homes. In such a situation, the home office should be both ergonomically designed and comfortable so that you can spend the major part of your day in it, working.
Ways to decorate the home office
A home office is something that can be decorated according to one’s whims and fancies. If someone wants to make it different from a conventional corporate office where he has slaved for the first part of his working life, then he can paint it in dull colors like grey, beige or white. However, if he wishes to bid adieu to the corporate look, he can choose from bright colors like aubergine, lime yellow or red, all of which will instantly perk up the office ambience.
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With a plethora of lighting options available today, one has the choice of providing one’s home office with lights that are distinct from that in a conventional office setup. He can buy colorful rope lights; provide a lantern or a stylish dainty lampshade all of which will give his home office a distinct look.
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Furniture in a home office can be in keeping with business requirements. It can be comfortable for someone to sit for long hours and be professional enough to provide a formal look to the office. Apart from the normal laptop and speakers (if someone is an avid music listener), he can provide a recliner chair or a bean bag for comfort and ease of cleaning.
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A home office should be free of all clutter that is present in a normal office. It should be designed with the minimal requirements. Apart from being neat, tidy and fresh looking, it should contain only those things that are work-related. It is said that lesser the clutter in an office, the better productive it is.
The photograph of one’s idol, a bunch of fresh flowers put on the worktable or a mirror placed strategically to show you other parts of one’s home, are some elements that will add variety to a home office. Flowers will freshen up the air in the home office, while the photograph will keep on motivating the staff. However, if one wishes to do something out of the ordinary, one can use artworks of eminent painters instead of a photograph to decorate the walls of the home office. Additionally, using incense sticks instead of flowers will make the office smell good.
Thus, we have seen some ways in which the home office can be made attractive, but professional on a shoestring budget. However, this is not all. There are other ways to make the home office friendlier and livelier.