Do you work from home? Or are you needing a space to do your bills? Well, you have come to the right place, my friend! Getting work done at home can sometimes be a real drag, but if you have the right space, you’ll be inspired to get it all done! So, let’s get to decorating your home office on a budget and make it the room of your dreams!
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
So we all know that painting can drastically change the feel of a room. For instance, a small change can evoke emotions of “yeah let’s do this!” to “uh…is it nap time yet?” In a home office, you want to stay on the lighter side. But this does not mean you can’t have colour! It just means that the darker you go, the closer to snoozing you get! Although, if you have fallen head over heels for a colour and it’s on the darker side, make it a feature wall colour. Stick to only painting that one accent wall in your darker shade so it still makes a statement but isn’t too overwhelming. As a result, you get the best of both worlds!
Use Repurposed Furniture
Get to a thrift store! By doing so, it will be the most straightforward and most cost-effective way to get ah-mazing furniture for a fraction of the cost, if any cost at all. Sand it down, slap a new coat of paint on it, and update the fixtures/handles (if any) and voila! You’ve got a beautiful piece in your space, and you didn’t have to spend your entire life savings on it.
Two words. Built Ins
You are looking at one of the worlds biggest fans of built-ins. Of course, I live and breathe built-in shelves…I mean, can you get any more fabulous and functional?! Whoever made the very first built-ins deserves a medal! Having built-ins in your home office gives you the opportunity for storage space or to add that decorative flare that you are looking for! Check out the examples below to see just how versatile having these in your room can be. Furthermore, built-ins are a must!
Make Sure You Have a Statement Desk
Your desk needs to be one of the focal points in your home office. It will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, piece of furniture in this space. You want to have something that makes a statement with its beauty but, you also want to make sure that it is functional to your needs. Make sure it meets your standards! Are you comfortable sitting? Is it high enough? Does it have enough storage? Is the surface large enough? Make your desk work for you!
Light It Up!
Lighting is your next most important step. As we have discussed previously in many reads, lighting is super important in your space. Beat this into your head because it is never going to change!
Lighting, like colour, can invoke emotions and feelings. Plus, you don’t want to go blind because you are having to strain your eyes to see. Have fun with the lighting in your home office!
This space is already going to be severe enough because of the work being done in it, so give yourself something fun to visually enjoy. Add some pendant lighting or a gorgeous chandelier!
Word of caution, though, make sure you get something that fits into your current spot because electricians get really expensive. By avoiding this, you can splurge in other areas.
Make an Inspiration Wall
Decorating your home office should be fun, so give yourself some inspiration to keep going! Whether you have a deadline to meet, clients to contact, or bills to pay, you need some inspiration to keep pushing and not give up.
For example, this may be a corkboard with inspirational quotes or maybe some art pieces. Perhaps it’s a feature wall of pictures of your kids and family. Whatever inspires you to keep going, put it all on a wall where you can see it and get motivated.
Have the Perfect Chair
Obviously, we all know how important this step is. There are many options with a chair as well. Generally speaking, the only thing you need to make sure you have is something that fits the height of your desk.
Make Sure There is Plenty of Storage
When decorating your home office, you are going to need plenty of storage in your office. So utilising the built-ins, filing cabinets, or even a decorative chest will give you that storage without sacrificing the design. The built-ins and the trunk will provide you with plenty of storage while adding to your overall decoration.
Still, you may be thinking, “why in the world would I mess up my beautiful room with the dreaded and boring filing cabinet?” Well, why not paint them?
You can add a design or colour to give it a pop! It will be a statement all on its own! You can even makeover the files inside of the cabinet. This adds an artistic element along with making it more fun each time you open your cabinet!
Add a Wooden Letter
Uniquely personalising a piece in your office can be fun! Therefore, grab a wooden letter and spruce it up! You can paint this a solid colour, have a design on it or put glitter all over it to hang on your wall. Then use it as a corkboard to double its use and hang it on the wall!
Incorporate a Side Table Printer Stand
Bulky office supplies can dampen the beauty of a space and can be really unsightly. But let’s be honest, we need these supplies! Once again, function over beauty. So how can we hide these hideous beasts?? Simple fix.
For instance, grab a side table like the one shown at a thrift store or on your journey around your neighbourhood and fix it up! Here you can store all of the supplies needed with your printer/fax machine, and it looks simply gorgeous.
Given these points on decorating your home office, you will never want to leave your space again! Together with your inspiration and some of these ideas, I know you will create an excellent office!