Home Office Make Over

Love Where You Love! – By Alisa Murry –

When we think about spring cleaning, often we totally skip our office spaces. Whether you work at home or actually go to an office, our work spaces often get cluttered and become not so inviting to do actual work. What’s also worth noting is that we just do not take then time to rearrange the furniture periodically, and we realize after years that our desk has not budged in years. Get busy updating your office now by moving some items around and purchase a few key items that will bring a smile to your face.  Dressing up your work space a bit might even make you inspired to do more work!

Color It Up

First, think about how long your desk and items have been sitting in their spaces. I am willing to bet that you have not moved that desk or rearranged your wall art in quite some time. We all fall into that ho hum attitude that we will get around to that someday and yet, that someday never comes.  One suggestion is to pull everything out of your office and think about painting the entire space with a cheerful color or add a splash with just one wall. Opting to faux paint one wall will totally change the space.

Add Something New

Second, think about your desk and chair, and ask yourself if the arrangement you currently have is actually working for you. So many home offices I see have furniture just thrown in there and even the furniture looks confused. Take a few weeks to look on HOUZZ or WAYFAIR, and check out the latest styles in home office furniture. You will be surprised at how many unique options are available, and I know something will jump out at you.

Downsize and Accessorize

Now that you have repainted the space and picked out some inspiring furniture, it’s time to put it all together. Instead of throwing your stuff into the drawers, why not carefully think about what you need and anything that hasn’t been used in six months should be tossed. You should have space on the actual desktop, and here’s where you can have the most fun. Try a bright gold stapler instead of the regular black one or find a metallic desk pad.  This will transform the entire space with just a few metallic accessories. What’s trending now is the use of metallic finishes in a little spot, such as a phone, or a bigger statement with something gold or silver in file folders, paperclips, pencils and other accessories. If you really want to dress up the room, add a touch of metallic in the curtains too!

Go Green

Another trend that I like is the use of live plants. Not only do they clean the air and make the space healthier, they add a touch of elegance either as a tree in the corner or a small plant on your desktop. Try an orchid if you have a window in your space.  A fig tree or a palm will also make a statement.