Feb 24 2010

Tips for Adding Style to Your Home Office

Published by at 10:31 am under Home Office,Interior Design & Decorating

It’s not unusual for home offices to be decorated very plainly. But why shouldn’t your home office be just as stylish as your living room or kitchen? When you add style to your home office, you create a space that’s much more enjoyable to work in.

Add Style with Color on the Walls
Try not to paint the walls a neutral color. Thus, you should stay away from colors such as gray, tan, cream, and even white. Pick out colors that are bolder yet still appealing, like blue, green, and even pink. If you’re unsure about using bolder colors, try painting one wall an accent color first and see how you like it, before committing to the entire room. If you find that you’re comfortable with it, then you can go ahead and paint the whole room a more vibrant color.

Add Style with Artwork
It’s easier than you think you change your dull and boring home office into a stylish and trendy one. Just add a special piece of art. You can achieve this with just about any type of art, from a large painting to a sculpture sitting on a bookcase. Be sure you’ll enjoy looking at it for a long time though, as you want to enjoy spending time in your home office.

Add Style with Functional Accessories
By decorating with functional accessories, you can add style to a small home office without taking up space. You can add some color and pattern to the room with a fabric covered bulletin board—which will also give you an area for your work. Adding a unique lamp to your on your mission desk is another great way to add practical style. Try to find one that has an interesting aspect to it, such as a funky lampshade, but will still give you the required amount of light. You might also consider adding other functional accessories such as a pen holder, colorful bins and baskets, and an area rug under your desk chair.

Add Style by Highlighting the Windows
If you have a window in your home office, this is a really important area to highlight. It can get lonely working from home all day, and bright sunlight can help you to stay motivated. By using colorful and playful window treatments, you can really emphasize the window area. It doesn’t matter if you use drapes, a valance, or blinds, as long as you are drawing the eye to the light streaming in through the window. A great way to create noticeable windows is to use contrasting colors for the window trim and window treatments. If you have a blue room, for instance, choose orange or brown window treatments to make them really stand out.

Chances are, you spend a lot of time in your home office. So why live with a drab and boring room? Adding style to your home office can make a world of difference and it doesn’t need to cost a lot to accomplish. And don’t forget, by using some creativity with the décor, you just might be inspired to be more creative in your job as well.

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