If you're self-employed, chances are good that you spend a lot of time in your home office. Since you're in the space for several hours each day, it's important that you feel good when you're there.
Not only is a well-designed work space aesthetically pleasing, but it can also make you more productive. When you're surrounded by things that you love and that reflect your personality, you'll find it more enjoyable to be in your office and work.
There are several ways to use furniture and other décor pieces to create a personalized office space, and you don't need to spend a lot of money to do it. In some cases, just adding a few touches to items you already own can make a big difference.
Here are some ways to decorate your office space to reflect your personal style:
- Update old chairs, sofas, or love seats with interesting slipcovers, which will cost a lot less them replacing the furniture.
For instance, if your reading chair is still in good condition but you're tired of the plain, neutral-hued upholstery, choose a cover in a pattern, such as colorful birds or rainbow chevron, that speaks more to your style.
On the other hand, if you want to make your home office more professional looking for clients, cover loud, garish cushions with subdued, black and white, or gray versions.
- Use textiles to breathe new life into the furniture. Less expensive than slipcovers, throw pillows can also give your existing office furniture a personalized flair.
As one idea, place a pillow in your favorite color on a small white sofa or your black desk chair to add instant interest.
- Opt for new furniture if the pieces you own are becoming worn out, or if you just need a big change.
If you have dark, rustic wood furniture, but desire a fresh, modern look, start with a clear acrylic desk chair featuring silver legs. Then, buy a clear glass work desk, which will complement the chair and even take up less visual space in the room.
As another option, transform a shabby chic-themed office into a rustic, nature-inspired workspace with a rough-hewn desk made out of reclaimed wood and a matching bookcase. Bring in desk, corner, and ceiling plants to add to the rustic look and provide a serene atmosphere. If you have wood or tile floors, a plush green rug in the center of the room will tie the look together.
To learn more, reach out to an office furnishings company.