Whether you’ve been working from home for years or just recently, there could be no better time to be more inspired working remote with a stylish office makeover. Truthfully, it may seem a bit isolated not getting out and connecting with your friends, colleagues, etc. Nowadays we spend a large part of our day working in our home offices, so why not treat yourself to finally getting the office of your dreams.
Why A DIY Home Office Makeover
When you initially start working from home, you spend considerable time perfecting your setup. This can be costly and time-consuming. In addition, when you expand and modify your work schedule overall, your requirements for your home office will vary based on the overall needs of your entire household and lifestyles.
There are several reasons that you should take the plunge and give your own office a facelift. If your office is currently unorganized, with crucial items scattered around the room, then you have to stand up to write a message or retrieve some papers, you may experience difficulty. Productivity is quite crucial, so keep this in mind and get your home office the makeover that it needs.
One sign that a home office needs a special makeover if it is cluttered or unorganized. Numerous home offices contain objects that are either taking up precious storage space or are simply sitting around, making the space appear cluttered. So if it does, get rid of all the clutter in your office first and foremost.
Then it may be necessary to give the home office an upgrade to guarantee that you have adequate set up to be productive. You should be prepared to be adaptable and not be crammed into a dark corner behind bookcases. If you take the time to revamp your office, you’ll be able to make some space for yourself.
Finally, you should redesign your own home office to make a more pleasant working environment. Your home office must be a location where you would feel at ease to foster ideas to make the space as comfortable, yet an inspiring ambiance full of colors, trinkets, textures, design or even painted walls to make this space as inviting as possible for you as an individual and on a daily basis. You’ll be spending a major chunk of your day in this space, so aim for making yourself feel right at home in your office, just as you would with your cubicle or office at the old work office.
How To Save Money On Your Office Room Makeover
You may spend a lot of money on solely the desk alone when it pertains to home office furniture. Instead of purchasing a new desk, consider getting one second hand by checking out Marketplace, OfferUp, 5 Miles or Craigslist. I’ve actually found super awesome deals on just like new desks for my properties. I’ve even purchased my entire office space second hand, then painted it all dark rose, black and gold. I even painted the leather on my office chair (see photo above). I love how it turned out. Since I purchased so much second hand, I had money left over for accessories, wall art, plants, floating wall bookshelves and even a rug from Wayfair.
If you have an IKEA store near you, you’ll find several options for desks and home office decor. They even carry a manual and electronic sit stand desk, meaning a desk you can either lower to sit or rise to stand up and work. Sitting all day takes toll on the lower desk, so this desk is great for sitting and standing while working.
Good lighting is quite essential for creating both a productive and inviting office environment and may make all the difference in a beautiful home. Consider what sort of lighting that you’re looking for in your home office, however, if you’re looking to save money then leave them as is and search for a lamp to add to your desk instead. A nice lamp makes a nice accessory for the desks and many of them look like home decor accessories. There are lots of trendy desk lamps with built in USB ports allowing you to keep phone charged while working.
While completely new walls seem wonderful, painting over old walls is significantly less expensive! Paint the walls a new color so you can do it in the fastest, simplest, and best value way to instantly alter your living space! Not in the mood to paint 4 walls? Then just go with a pop of color on one accent wall.
Stylish DIY Home Office Makeover Ideas
Since 2020, many more employees are working at home than ever before. If you flourish best when surrounded with imagination, having a beautiful and orderly workspace is essential for successful outcomes with your job and helps you to feel your best throughout the day. Having something to look forward to that is 100% all yours and designed by you, can make all the difference.
Unsure on where to begin because of space? Convert an underutilized larger closet or storage room into something like a comfortable home office space. Showcase your ideas with something like a wall gallery such as a collection of family images, pictures of your favorite people, your pets or anything that brings you joy.
By adding wall treatments such as a trim or easy and apply and removable contact paper or wallpaper, you may transform a simple office or additional bedroom into a whole new environment. For some, it could help to change your mindset into “work-mode” when your own home office is unlike every other space in your house.
Transform your home office into a joyful, and still productive, space by incorporating a modern glam style.
Make your printer take its place on a separate table if ever feasible! They’re cumbersome and occupy far too much space on a table.
If you need a huge workstation, sometimes the simplest and cheapest solution is by using a butcher block for your tabletop or turning a butcher block dining table into a desk such as this one below which is currently less than $200 and will leave you more than enough space.
Designing A Comfortable Yet Stylish Home Office
According to one survey, full-time workers in America work for 47 hours or more every week. Given that many only get 7 to 8 hours to sleep per night, this implies we spend the majority of our precious time behind our workstations. When you are lucky enough to be able to work remotely, setting a decent workplace is essential not just to increase productivity, but to assist in mentally dividing your professional life from daily life at home. That being said, you want to consider giving as much care as you would as any other room of the house in terms of design as well as décor. Also, every workspace needs space for storage, so don’t confine yourself to just metallic, industrial-style file cabinets. Alternatively to file cabinets, you could consider tall or short bookshelves alongside your desk, or even a console cabinet.
Hidden neon lights signal “stale office” above anything else. Almost every stylish workplace has a great light installation that you’d never have at your nearby hardware office supply store.
You can optimize the productivity of your workplace space regardless of its size by using every surface available to you.
Selecting Proper Lighting For Your Home Office Desk
When working from home, both the style and intensity of lighting of your workstation might help you be more productive. Inadequate workplace lighting may sap your energy, depress your mood, cause headaches or eye fatigue, but ultimately hinder your capability of working successfully.
When it comes to workstation lighting, artificial lighting is much more vital if there isn’t a sufficient amount of natural lighting. Numerous home offices feature ambient lighting, such as overhead as well as recessed lights, and it’s a fallacy to believe that they are sufficient. Existing ambient lights are not meant for effective illumination in your home office, thus additional light sources must be added.
Work away from harsh glares from overhead lights. Search for techniques to filter ambient lighting that would highlight your working environment alternatively. Lampshades mellow out and disperse harsh lighting, whereas upward-facing floor lighting bounces light from off ceilings and walls.
Select a light source specialized to whatever it is that you’re using it for, like computer work, writing, as well as other task-intensive chores. A desk lamp that is articulated or adjustable can direct light precisely where you want it and help you with a range of chores.
Soundproofing Your Home Office
One among many problems about noise has been that it has an impact mostly on our capacity to focus and work from home. Additionally, noise may harm your overall mental health as well as wellness. There are several techniques to help establish a peaceful environment in your house in which to live and work.
Assess the ceilings and walls of your home office, and then if you discover any holes, fill them using materials that absorb sound like batt insulation made from fiberglass. There are also a variety of soundproofing options such as designer wall paneling similar to this in photo below.
Doors with solid cores are far superior to doors with hollow cores in terms of sound absorption. Build a door with a solid core if you would like to guarantee that no noise penetrates through it. Alternatively, have a inexpensive door added to your space if it doesn’t have one, such as a barn door. Barn doors come in a variety of styles and are pretty easy to install, just be sure you have the space for the door to slide open and close prior to ordering. Checkout mobile app Thumbtack for help with simple installations.
This completes my tips on How To Be More Inspired Working Remote With A Stylish Office Makeover. I hope you’ve been inspired and will be on your way to a happier workspace you love waking up to enjoy everyday!