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Tips for Creating a Chic Home Office

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When you work from home, there are plenty of benefits including the sense of freedom you get, the elimination of a commute time, and the ability to be your own boss. There’s another great perk as well, and that’s the fact that you get to design your own workspace.

Your surroundings in your home office can encourage you to be more productive, and it can become a place you enjoy going every morning, so why not make the most of it?

The following are some of the best tips for creating a functional home office that’s also chic.

Inspire Yourself

You want your home workspace to be inspirational to you because that’s what’s going to lift your mood and make you feel more encouraged regarding productivity and creativity. What inspires you can include artwork, framed photos, fresh flowers, or anything that you enjoy really. Don’t think your home workspace has to be drab and dull.

Liven it up with all things inspirational to you.

Natural Light

Natural light is great in a home office. It allows the space to feel bright,  open and airy rather than being closed off.

Try to place your office in an area of your home where there is abundant natural light, and you can also add some stylish custom wood blinds or a solar roller shade when you want to keep the space cooler or limit the light flowing in just a bit.

Try not to block off your windows with heavy curtains, particularly if your home office is small, because that can make it feel even tinier.

Floating Desk

The natural inclination is often to push your desk against the wall but instead move it toward the center of the room and face your chair outward. This will help the space feel more open, and it will also help you avoid staring at a wall while you work.

Speaking of desks, look for a desk with clean lines that feels minimal and functional. You can even opt for something like a smaller dining table depending on how much space you have to work with.

Wall Color

If you wanted to work in a dull, beige office, you could do that anywhere. Instead, you want to liven up the walls of your home office. What works well is a calming color such as a shade of blue, or if you want to feel energized you can go with a bolder, more vibrant option.

Keep It Clean

There’s nothing worse than a home office that feels cluttered. To avoid this, look for streamlined storage solutions that keep your files and work items out of view, and also take the time to keep cords hidden. It will not just be more aesthetically pleasing, but it tends to be easier and more pleasant to work in an area of your home that feels uncluttered and relaxing.

These are just a few ways you can design the home office you’ve always wanted, ensuring it’s chic and stylish and also functional and provides the perfect place to build your career from home.

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