Working at home? Check out these easy tips to spruce up a small, home office! From wall decor, to simple desk accessories and light fixtures, a few quick fixes are right here!
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How to Decorate a Small, Home Office
Like many bloggers, and these days, people working out of the office because of this unprecedented situation, I work from entirely from home.
For many people, the home office is the last place they think to decorate when they move into a new house, and the office often gets the least attention of any room, if no one works entirely from home. Gone are the days when the teens were holed up in the "den," glued to the huge desktop, AIM-ing with their friends until late into the night.
Whether you're working from home temporarily, a blogger like myself, or just looking to spruce-up your home this spring, let's discuss how to decorate a small home office!
Tip 1: Add a plant
Tip 2: Art work
Tip 3: Cute storage
Any office needs storage! Go vertical with your storage - and who says cabinets and drawers can't be cute? Trendy glass bookshelves are a must. And a good place for those succulents to live and get plenty of sunshine!
Tip 4: Adorable desk chair
Like art work, one great way to spruce up your small office, without making it cramped, is to find an upholstered office chair, with fabric on the back! Many people forget that office chairs *can be cute* and don't have to be boring and black!
Julia & Elizabeth offers high-end desk chairs, available in a wide range of gorgeous fabrics!
Tip 5: Light fixture
Another quick fix is adding a new, cute light fixture to a small office. I have bought several cute light fixtures for our home from Ballard Designs, which has great new options every season.
Tip 6: Scents
Tip 7: floating statement shelves
Tip 8: Coat of Paint
Who said office chairs need to be black? And who said an office needs to be white? A nice, new coat of paint is a cheap and easy way to bring new life to a tired, drab office! Pick a brighter color for extra flare.
Tip 9: Desk Accessories
Spruce up your desk with fun accessories! A desk organizer, stapler, pen holder, and even some sticky notes will do the trick! Erin Condren has great desk-top accessories and planners, for those of us who still like to write things down!
Tip 10: Unique Mirror
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3/13/2020 10:27:55 pm
What a great post! I do not have an office at home. I used to but never used it and I ended up getting rid of all the "office stuff" It has now turned into storage / guest bedroom lol. However, if I ever manage to blog full time, I would love to make up my office and these are some great tips. I totally think the vibe of your surroundings help keep a person motivated and inspired.
3/14/2020 09:34:46 am
Thank you so much!! I completely agree - definitely need to have the right vibe to get work done. I actually do a lot of work in the kitchen, when I'm home alone - to feel more in the "center" of things, but when I need to actually buckle down, the office is the place to do it! xx
These are wonderful ideas! I never thought about adding a succulent to my space.
3/15/2020 11:08:15 am
I was the same! I love my succulents - they're the only plants I can manage to keep alive!! xx
3/14/2020 12:02:28 pm
Great post! I’m trying to make my little space more comfortable. I think I want a plant, and I need to put up my wall art. Thanks for the push in the right direction! Xx
3/15/2020 11:10:47 am
Aww of course! My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by! xx
3/15/2020 12:28:03 am
Great tips! I don't currently have a home office, but we're working on buying a house soon that will. I'll definitely be implementing some of these tips for when it comes time to decorate! (Maybe I'll even buy a succulent 😉)
3/15/2020 11:11:29 am
Congratulations in advance!! Go for a jade plant - they live longest, in my experience! xx
John Quinn- Carpediemeire
3/15/2020 05:08:43 am
I don’t work from home but I do have a corner and desk from which I blog from. Wouldn’t quite call it an office. But it could do with a few of these decorative touches. Good idea branching out to this kind of lifestyle blog in the current situation.
3/15/2020 11:14:19 am
Thank you! Gosh it's a hard time on the travel front - trying to think of more "lifestyle" posts, as I type! xx
What great ideas to add some personality to a home office. We painted our home office last year and that alone made the room so much more inviting to be in. I'm still working on getting everything exactly where I want it and from there I will be decorating, so these tips will come in handy when that time comes.
3/15/2020 11:15:50 am
Thank you!! Yes, we painted ours and our guest room last year and that made *such* a difference - it was incredible! Thanks for stopping by!! xx
When it involves headquarters decorating ideas when displaying figurines and style objects, stick with a rule of a minimum of three similar pieces to make a harmonious vibe together small item will look lost. Even in varying sizes, a group of three coordinated objects will look more substantial, less random.
I loved your tips and examples on the way to sneak in storage for an apartment. Apartments are known for being very cramped, and that I wanted to form sure that I don’t need to experience that once I start living in one while saving money for my first house. Thereupon in mind, I’ll confirm I search for multi-purpose storage furniture I can use before I start browsing for apartment listings. Thank you!
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