After taking a look at these gorgeous home offices, I hope you will find the inspiration to improve your own workspace and reach your highest potential.
You deserve a home office that motivates, energizes, and organizes – not a place that adds to your clutter or provokes your mounting stress. The design of your work surroundings can lead towards your success or bring about your failure, so these decorating choices carry a little more weight than picking the color of your bathmats or the shape of your bedside lamp. Don’t feel overwhelmed.
A successful and stylish home office can easily become a reality by following a few simple steps:
1. Before making any design choices, think about what functions you need the space to fulfill. Concentrate on those personalized needs rather than trying to match some cookie-cutter idea of what an office should look like.
2. Surround yourself with colors, objects, art, photographs, etc. that inspire you and boost your energy.
3. Invest in ample organizational/storage products (or make your own if you’re into DIY). It doesn’t matter if you use bins, files, baskets, or bookshelves, but you MUST keep organized and use a system that you will actually stick with.
4. Create a message hub/bulletin board/calendar center. You need to designate a section of your office as your communications/scheduling area. If this step seems like too much effort, start simple. Write your phone messages and to-do’s on a chalkboard and buy a large desk calendar; just do something!
5. Create vision boards, collages, 5-year plans, or task lists to map out your professional and personal goals. Post these items up on your bulletin board or frame them on your desk to keep yourself motivated and on target.
6. Prioritize comfort & coziness when choosing desk chairs, desks, and other essential items. Do NOT buy that fabulous-looking, modern chair if it hurts your back.
7. Lighting is key. If your lighting is too harsh or too soft, then you will find yourself tense or drowsy. Make sure that your office lighting puts you at your optimal work level and does not strain your eyes.
8. Have fun! Work can quickly become monotonous and strenuous, so make sure that your home office is anything but bland. Above all else, your workspace should be an expression and celebration of what you love.