Do you work from home? Or maybe your busy life requires you to have a dedicated space for things like your computer, gift wrap supplies, books, etc. If so, do you have a home office you love? Whether you have a desk tucked into a corner or an entire room to yourself, there are ways to maximize your space and insure that you love going to work.
Creating a home office you love
As with any project, I start with inspiration. Create a mood board that includes the colors, textures, images and vibes you want in your space. Do you want it clean and bright? Moody and cozy? Inspiring and colorful? What will help you do your best work? Clip pictures from magazines or create a Pinterest board.
Now some home office tips!
~~You might want to follow my Working From Home Pinterest Board for more ideas and inspiration~~
Pay attention to the five senses.
How will your chair feel? Do you need a fan…or a blanket? Do you have a way to play music? How’s the view from your desk?
Essential oils or candles can truly set the mood. I love these candles from Eden’s Garden, they’re made with 100% pure essential oils and sustainable coconut wax and are non-toxic and clean-burning.
Plants and flowers are also a must.
Invest in a terrific desk.
Mine is a big farmhouse dining table because I often host group events of 6-10 people.
Personalize your space with art or cherished objects.
Wall art should be fun to look at and tell people more about who you are. People often say my office is like walking into my website and that’s the idea!
Memo boards are also a great way to display cards or doodads. For smaller objects, consider corralling them on a tray or in a basket to keep clutter under control.
Have office supplies that are both pretty and functional.
Repurpose jars and bowls to hold paper clips and thumb tacks. Use pretty mugs for pens. Keep your prettiest books where you can see them.
Consider whether you’ll have guests in your home office. Do you need an additional chair? A tea or coffee station? Extra work space to spread out projects? A TV for presentations?
Organize items into zones.
This was an idea my professional organizer implemented years ago and revolutionized how I work. My home office office has a writing zone, crafting zone, gifts and supplies zone and a “public” zone so I know where to find things. I keep the art supplies, blank journals and books to lend with my coffee station and separate from my personal items like files, shipping supplies and personal momentos. I want it to be functional for me when I’m working alone and also be welcoming for guests.
(The vanity holds pens, Signature Color bracelets and business cards of my cohorts. Kate’s play zone is in the back.)
You should love your home office and enjoy “going to work” every day. I hope these home office tips help you. Let me know if you have questions!
~~Remember to follow my Working From Home Pinterest Board for more ideas and inspiration~~
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