When it comes to working from home, make sure that you have some space to work from. Whether you’re self-employed, a stay-at-home mom, or you’re starting a side hustle, the idea of creating your own home office is often a great idea. If you know that you’ve got some wasted space just collecting dust, then you’re also killing two birds with one stone. The thing about getting your home office right, is knowing that it takes more than just setting up a desk and chair and getting to work. If you want to make sure that it’s a space that you love and feel motivated to work in, you’re going to want to follow these five steps to bring it to life.
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Look For Inspiration
To get started, make sure that you look for some inspiration. Check Pinterest for some great ideas. Create a Pinterest board to serve as your vision board. Or create a physical vision board using some poster board. If you just try to pull an office together from scratch, you may find that you don’t really get the look you were hoping for. Without inspiration and planning, it can feel a little thrown together. So the first step is always to get online and see what you like. Take a look at different styles of office design so that you know what kind of look you want to go for.
Once you’ve got an idea of how you want your office to look it’s time to decorate. Make sure that you empty the space that you want to work on. One place I love to find décor is Amazon Interesting Finds. Search for lists of home office or office décor to find the perfect décor. If you’re sharing your office with your kids, make sure to set up a play space for them with a few books or toys.
Pick Out Custom Furniture
Now it’s time to look at furniture for your home office. Make sure to pick furniture that fits your theme and is comfortable. Consider reclaimed wood tables and custom options that can be made to your specification. Also make sure that you’re choosing a comfortable chair that will support you when you’re working. You can also check thrift stores for great finds and give them a coat of paint to personalize them.
Make sure that you have all of the storage you need. If you really want this to be special, then think about getting home office storage that you can build into the walls. With something specially made, you should find that the final finish is something special. Storage ottomans are another great option. You can store any office supplies that you don’t use regularly.
Accessorize For Maximum Comfort
And productivity too. Accessorizing isn’t all about the look. While it does definitely bring a room together, it can also be the key to making a space more productive. Think about what you need to be comfortable and motivated. From a coffee machine to inspirational wall art, just make sure that you’re bringing in the finishing touches that will make your home office a place you really want to work in.
Do you have a home office? What was your inspiration when planning your home office?