Decorating ideas for your home office | AD

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If you work at home, whether full-time or just a few days a week, having a dedicated office space is so vital. Sure, you can try working at your kitchen table or in front of the TV, but you’re bound to get distracted more often and your overall productivity will suffer. Setting up a section of your home and transforming it into an office space will give you a place you can head to each day and feel like you’re in work, without even leaving the house.

 Of course, the more you love your office space, the more time you’ll want to spend there. To help you turn your home office into a beautiful spot, here are a few decor ideas for you to consider. 

Make it minimal 

Sometimes it's best to keep things simple. Minimal decor is incredibly popular and makes a good theme for your home office. If you find that you feel distracted easily, minimal decor creates a more serene environment that allows you to focus on the task at hand. 

The most common colour to use in a minimal home office is white, offering a blank, fuss-free canvas that’s free of distractions. A number of property companies will tend to use white as the main paint colour in their properties, such as RW Invest who decorate their buy to let properties with this minimal shade. If white is too simple for you, you can always choose a different minimalist shade such as light grey which can also achieve this effect. 

Once you have your home office painted, think about finishing off the look with some furniture. Look for a desk and desk chair which fits the simple aesthetic, perhaps opting for styles that fit this same colour scheme. Finish the look with some cool desk accessories or simplistic artwork to add a bit of detail to the space. 

Go green 

So many companies these days are incorporating plants into their office space. The trend ‘biophilia’ has been big for 2019 and focuses on bringing the outside in, which is a great idea when it comes to decorating your home office. There are so many benefits of including plants in the office, such as improved air quality, reduced stress, and enhanced creativity. 

If you think that a plant-focused home office is right for you, look at inventive ways to incorporate some greenery into the space. This could mean adding some hanging planters to the wall, placing potted indoor plants on some shelves, or surrounding your desk with larger plant types. Some larger plants which are perfect for use in the home include the monstera deliciosa plant or the dracaena plant, along with some smaller types like the aloe plant or English ivy. 

Create a gallery 

Some people prefer having lots of stimulating imagery to look at while they work. If you’re one of these people, then creating a gallery wall in your home office is a great idea. Find lots of prints or paintings that resonate with you in some way, and hang them across either one or all of the walls in your home office, mixing up the design with different sized frames. 

Once you’ve found the artwork you want to hang up, you can either choose to decorate with similar colours, or keep it more neutral. Some office spaces work well when using a combination of bold and bright colours paired with a variety of prints and illustrations. If you work in a creative sector, you might benefit from working in such a fun and exciting environment with a mixture of colours and patterns, so consider going bold with this decor style! 

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