4 Ways to Add Style to Your Home Office
When you work from home, your home office becomes a place where you spend most of your days. While setting it up for functionality, ergonomics and comfort is extremely important, adding some style is a fun way to include your personality and some fun into your work day.
Whether your style is classic, rustic, glamorous, or simply cozy, add some of your signature touches to make your office feel more like home – and more inviting as a workspace to increase productivity and happiness.
Color it up
Although you don’t need to go crazy with paint or wallpaper, adding pops of color can be a fun touch. Paint one wall, include a fun fabric or two on a chair, bench, or small couch, or frame several photos in your favorite color(s).
Color can bring brightness to an otherwise dull office, so be sure to include it as much as you see fit! Other places to add bits of color include: office supplies, garbage cans, computer cases, lamps, and overhead lighting.
Office supplies are a lot of fun to shop for, and everyone has their own style when it comes to choosing them. You might be fine with plain paper clips, but maybe a cute, polka-dotted notebook would add some joy to your day.
When purchasing accessories, think of them as small ways to include style and fun into your day. Work doesn’t always have to be boring! Include items that make you smile when you see them. Consider looking at unique, fun notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, planners, binder clips, printer paper, and more. Another way to choose accessories that bring consistency is to purchase a set. Various designers, celebrities, and creators of office products often create unique designs in a set, such as a suite of papers, notebooks, and pens that all look similar. This will make your desk look and feel even more put together!
Most office supplies are not just frivolous fun! If done correctly, most will serve a purpose and be used on a daily or weekly basis. Desk and office organizers provide efficiency and organization, while white boards or chalk boards allow you to keep functional to do lists and notices.
The best part? All of these items can still be purchased with your personal style in mind. The function of office items also plays into your style and needs, so if one item doesn’t suit your working style or visual preferences, choose something else that does something similar. Between numerous online stores and endless office supply stores, there is no shortage of office products that suit your business life and personal style.
Determine your style
Lastly, take a moment to consider your style from the get go! If you’re not sure, take a peek at Pinterest, or ask yourself what type of environment would bring you joy on a daily basis. Do you like a touch of glam? Is rustic more your style? Do you enjoy a zen, peaceful, spiritual place? Ask yourself these important questions before purchasing your items, since it’s much easier to determine your office style once you have a direction.
Personal style is just that – personal. It’s completely up to you as to what works best for your home office. Determine your personal style, add some color, and choose fun and functional accessories and supplies to make your office more like you!