5 WAYS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME OFFICE
Remote work used to be the exception rather than the rule, but since the pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. Whether you have a separate room to use as an office or you’re working from the living room, having a designated workspace that’s decorated to suit your tastes can actually help boost your productivity.
Starting your workday by moving into a space that’s specifically set aside for work can help you focus and gives you a sense of work/life balance. Even if your “office” is a section of another room, such as the corner of a living room or the guest bedroom, you should make an effort to personalize the space.
Why decorate your home office?
You spend a lot of time in your workspace, so you may as well enjoy it! A relaxing and organized office area can help relieve stress and keep you on task.
Not sure where to start? No problem! Here are 5 ways to decorate your home office.
1. Get a proper office desk
You might think that any old table that’s not being used would do the trick, but a real desk is necessary if you want your office area to be as conducive to work as possible. A smaller desk might suffice if you’re only using a laptop for work and doing some light notetaking, but if you’re using a desktop PC with multiple monitors, a printer, or a scanner for your daily tasks, you’ll need something bigger and sturdier.
Desk design is also an important factor to consider if you want to have a cohesive look throughout your workspace. Our RESTORE line of pipe desks consists of real pipes and fittings with solid, reclaimed wood for a desk that’s sturdy and stylish. These desks not only offer stability but also add a unique industrial look to your space. If you’d rather make your own desk from scratch, we also offer desk legs and wooden tabletops which you can mix and match to your liking.
2. Use wall-mounted hooks for organizing
You might not notice it at first, but sooner or later, your office area might get so cluttered that you can’t find things when you need them. One way to get organized is to use wall-mounted hooks. Hang USB cables, headsets, chargers, and other important tools that you use regularly but want to keep off the desk. Keep your cords from getting tangled while freeing up valuable space.
3. Add plenty of storage
Staying organized is key to productivity. No one wants to work at a messy desk, so it’s a good idea to find storage solutions that work for your home office. Organizer trays can keep papers in order while keeping them within an arm’s reach. Shelves are the perfect place to display photos or knick-knacks while keeping your desk clear, and filing cabinets can lend you additional drawer space if your desk doesn’t have enough.
4. Personalize your wall space
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your home office space is by hanging a bold art piece on your walls. It can be a painting, a motivational poster, a photo, or even a gallery wall that combines all of these. You can also get creative with artsy wall clocks that not only tell time but also add to your room's overall aesthetic. Expressing your personality through wall art can breathe new life into your workspace.
5. Add a desk lampA lamp can be as useful as it is unique. Proper lighting can help prevent eye strain while working, so adding a desk lamp is a great idea for any office. A statement lamp, like our DIY pipe lamps, can infuse a little extra pizzazz in your office without taking up much space.
If you spend a lot of time working, your home office should feel inspiring and intuitive. Decorating your office to suit your needs allows you to enjoy the space and focus on the work you’re doing. Even simple changes can make a big impact. Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your space and put the “home” in “home office!”