More and more of us are working from home, increasing the need for a home office that is both functional and inviting. After all, it's difficult to get excited about working out of the house if your office space consists of a spot at the dining room table. Use these ideas to glam up your home office and give yourself an workspace you can get excited to use.
Wallpaper accent wall
Brighten up one wall in the office with a pretty patterned wallpaper. Be sure to choose a print that is bright, cheerful, and filled with lots of color that can be easily coordinated with other fabric and patterns you'll place in the room. By using a bold print on just one wall, you'll glam up your office in no time flat! Best of all, decorating a home office with one wallpapered wall is fairly inexpensive. One or two rolls is all you'll need!
Attractive office chair
Say goodbye to that unattractive metal office chair! In order to glam up your home office, you'll be replacing it with a much prettier option. Head over to your local flea market and see what affordable options are available there. Chances are you can pick up a bargain and then use your creative skills to refinish it and make it your own. Tip - Wicker chairs can be easily refinished, painted and cushioned with a pretty new fabric. Read more about 'How to paint wicker furniture'.
Glammed up organization and storage options
If you have an office, you are likely to be overrun with paperwork, so you need to have an abundance of storage bins and other organizational items. Think outside the box when decorating a home office, and look to alternative items that can be used for this purpose. Hat boxes and wicker baskets are pretty to look at, and just the right size for storing reports, receipts, and other important papers. Decorative plant pots and China tea cups can be used to store pens, paper clips, and other small items attractively.
Tiffany desk light
Tiffany lamps are available in a wide range of gorgeous colors, sizes, and styles, and are the perfect accent to use when you glam up your home office. While the name Tiffany implies a costly price tag, you won't have to spend a lot for this type of light if you know where to shop. Retailers such as Target, Walmart, Pier One Imports and the like offer less expensive options that are just as attractive.
Pretty painted filing cabinets
Who says your filing cabinets have to be grey, or black, or even dull? If you spend a lot of time in your home office, you certainly don't want to be surrounded by depressing office furniture. Repaint the filing cabinets a bright cheery color to keep your mind energized and charged. Simply give the cabinets an even coat of spray paint (color of your choice) to glam up your home office in a snap.
Painted pegboard work center
Free up desk space by implementing a wall-mounted pegboard work center. Before installing, paint it an energizing color that will blend with the other office d©cor. Once it's on the wall, use peg hooks to hold items that would otherwise be nailed to the wall. This is a great place for a calendar, clipboards, storage bins, keys, and much more.
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