When you are working from home whether it’s a flat, apartment, terraced house or rambling abode it’s important to create a place that you feel at your most creative and organised. You don’t need a huge space or seperate room to make it your own. All you need is enough space for a desk, chair and something inspirational to look at. So take some time to rethink where you work and as summer may never arrive this year why not take the time to create an uplifting environment to work in. I’ve put together a few home office ideas that will hopefully help you get started.
De-clutter & re-organise
You can’t get away from it can you with any home makeover the dreaded de-cluttering has to be tackled first. It’s important to own your work space so the first things to clear out is all the stuff that isn’t yours and doesn’t belong there! It’s really satisfying and means your mind doesn’t wander when you spot some old Christmas paper lurking in the corner in the middle of July or just general junk that’s gathering dust.
Designate a quieter week when you’ve got time to spend an hour a day sorting through various piles of paperwork, sort in to bags and add to the recycling.
If you have odd bits of furniture, books you need to recycle but don’t know what to do with it get in contact with the British Heart Foundation. It’s great, the local branch will arrange a time to collect it. I’ve done it a couple of times, they’ve taken chest of drawers, tables, books. It’ so easy.
I think colour is the key to making your work space an appealing place to be. It is relatively easy and doesn’t cost the earth but just takes a little planning and a bit of time to decorate.
To create a cohesive and calming look painting walls, cupboards, shelves, doors and window frames all the same colour will make the room look bigger and the natural light will bounce all around the room.
I’ve been staring at a very boring cork noticeboard for far too long now and would love one of these wire pin boards. It would really update your look. But don’t fall into the trap of using it as a space to pin up all your paperwork you really should have filed away somewhere or probably thrown away. Create a piece of your own modern art work. A mood board full of ideas and inspiration. And don’t forget to keep changing it when seasons change and projects are finished.
And finally I couldn’t resist this idea. Such a simple way to create a tranquil work space in the corner of a room. It’s relatively easy and cheap to do but what a design statement adding the latest colour palette to your home.
I hope you are feeling inspired. Do drop me a line and let me know how you created your own tranquil work space. Happy home styling.