Decorating a home office has to be one of the most exciting things you can do. The one place in your home you can be completely selfish and decorate the space exactly like you want it. Here are 7 ways to design your home office like a girl boss!
Choose Your Design Style
Choosing your design style makes it so much easier to pick out furniture and decor for your office space. Without seeing the big picture, throwing pieces together doesn’t always work out. Think about the workspace you want to step into every day. Is it Scandinavian? Bohemian? Minimalist? Bright and airy? Bold and vibrant? In what type of space are you most productive? Some people work best in minimalist home offices with little to no colour and not much on the walls, while others work best in spaces with bold, bright hues and tons of art.
I’ve started collecting some wall art, but I can’t wait until it all comes together. I love wall art because you can make it your own, and use a combination of prints, quotes, art, photos and portraits. I’ve also seen people hang dream catchers and mirrors as part of their gallery wall, which gives it some dimension.
Sufficient lighting is one of the most important aspects in creating a home office. If you can, place your desk by a large window. Let the natural light spreads throughout the room and help you see things clearly.
You also need to install artificial lighting such as recessed LED lamps. The lighting will help you alleviate eye strains and headaches caused by inadequate lighting.
I love the look of open shelves in an office space. It can be a full bookshelf or individual shelves you put up on your walls. You can fill them with anything you want from books to flowers to photos. It allows you to showcase your creativity and design sense, and also keeps you tidy and organized (Because you can’t hide things!). You’ll definitely want to have some closed storage space, because there will be things you want out of sight, but open shelves brighten and open up the space.
Create a dream board and put it in your workspace where you can see it every day. Visually reminding yourself of your goals on a daily basis is a promising way to get where you want to go. Visualization is a proven way to overcome limitations and reach our goals. If you don’t even know where you want to go, how can you take the proper steps to get there? Whether it’s a trip you want to take, your dream kitchen renovation, a $20K product launch, or all of the above, putting it on your dream board makes it more tangible. Now you just have to put in the work to get there!
There’s something about an area rug that makes a space that much cozier. Not only does it bring the room together, it’s nice not to have to rest your feet on the hardwood, especially when it’s cold!
Do you have your own home office? What are some of your favourite aspects of your space?