Whether it’s beside an elegant bookshelf or set in the corner of the living room, the home office is a place where ideas come to fruition–if the décor is done right.
According to a report published by World at Work, there are above 33 million individuals (employees, small business owners and contractors) in the United States who spend a portion of their time operating professionally from home. With that number, why wouldn’t you want to set up a home office conforming to your style?
There’s no need to have a spare room or a huge master bedroom to accommodate a workspace, as a brilliant home office can be set up right in your living room. Here are the top décor ideas for creating a modern home office utilizing this space:
It is a good idea to select bright colors. The living room ceiling, floor and wall that creates a strong contrast with décor accessories can energize the space; cheerful office designs can help you work longer. Contrasting color shades are the key to create a dynamic office design.
If you want to use the room for in-person discussions and meetings, use cool colors for decorating the space. The contrast should include softer background colors as they simulate creativity, and the combination of soft and cool shades will be ideal for modern office decorating.
Treating living room windows is an opportunity to revamp an old living space and enhance the appeal of the room, while creating space for natural light to hit the workplace. Window blinds also give control over the amount of light; you can choose from styles such as modern, Asian, industrial, craftsman and tropical.
Window blinds can be shut at night or after working hours. For the living room, the recommended option is the long drapes that come from floor-to-the-ceiling. This is because they can be customized with contemporary hues to create a modern appearance, and they also offer a sophisticated feel (which would work in your favor when clients visit).
Piano lights, desk lamps and other lighting accessories will define your modern office. In the case of piano lamps, they can be used as a general purpose desk lamp, a night light, a reading lamp, or a piano lamp. Also, they can be adjusted to the desired height and are portable, so they offer a better option for the home office than traditional desk and wall-fitted lights.
Other essentials will include letter openers, journals, and paper weights to enhance the appeal. You can also incorporate a particular theme, such as use portal bookends to create a research work environment. Also, don’t shy away from bringing out the fun side through accessories like Doctor Who business card holders.
Use the walls
Remember, you’re going to be creating notes, jotting down ideas and making reminders in the office, so perhaps you can use the whiteboard paper paint for the walls. Use regular white as it will make it easy to erase and write.
Another thing you can do is use photo pin-ups, or heavy duty clips and a sting line for organization. Avoid modern furnishing and go with a vintage option, as it is suitable for open spaces.