I love my home office rooms, it is my relaxing atmosphere that I have designed for myself and I will love for many years to come.
My favorite office designs were inspired by a lot of internet pictures, and I want to share with you what I like to have in my offices.
If you enjoy my compilation of home office design ideas please don’t forget to let me know in the comment section at the bottom of this page.
A wall painting is a brilliant accessory to have in your office, especially if you have a big room and don’t know what to place in that big, empty space.
Your wall painting should be something that you like and something that will make you smile everyday as you walk into your office with your morning coffee.
I really like to have pictures sitting on the wall in my office. I find 3 in a row works perfectly, 2 is just not enough while 4 is just too much. Space them out about 30 centimeters apart for best results.
The pictures can’t be just from your local dollar store.
They have to be personal to you.
Grab your camera or phone, head to your favorite beach, landmark, or any other site that you enjoy, then start snapping some pictures.
You can also get a picture of your family. Have 3 pictures of your favorite things in the world, get them developed, frame them and hang them up in your office.
This will add a great touch to your home office, and something that’s going to make you smile every time you look at it.
For me, I have my kids all over the place and the minute I start feeling lazy I just take a glance at them and it pushes me to work harder.
A great feature I like to have in my office (and this gives you amazing storage space as well), have a bright, lime green colored wallpaper in front of your work station, add a bunch of shelves up to the ceiling.
By far one of my favorite features to use and it also gives my office a unique touch. If you aren’t a fan of lime green, I’m sure your favorite color will work just as good.
But of course, don’t go out and make your entire office that same color. I find that having different wallpapers and colors keeps it unique to your office.
The 2 and 2 approach – I really like having 2 walls a certain, plain color (whatever you choose), then have the other 2 walls a patterned wallpaper. Thank me later 🙂
I absolutely hate dim and dark rooms, not just because it’s depressing for me and whoever else walks into my office, but a dark room causes eye strain and eventually, migraines.
I really enjoy nature and the outdoors, so it is only necessary to keep as much light coming in to my office as possible.
Natural lighting has been proven to increase work productivity and improve our mood as well, which is a nice bonus.
Ambient lighting is another must have in your home office, oftentimes natural lighting will set the mood, while ambient lighting will provide that final touch of lighting that sets the perfect office atmosphere. Any color will work, choose something that you will like.
Stick To A Theme
You’d have a better time sticking to a theme which will help you get the most out of your office.
For example: Do you prefer a contemporary, modernized office, or would you rather a more old-school styled home office.
You don’t have to follow the exact process throughout your office, but a good rule of thumb to follow is: Make sure it fits in with your current equipment, if it looks too out of place then it probably is.
If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy being different and having a completely unique office that works perfectly for you. I like to have a tiled flooring for my workstation (where my desk and chair is), then for my sitting area, I prefer to have some carpet and a nice warm rug. You can also have a la-z-boy, a coffee table and a bookshelf to kick your office up a notch.
A good way to get rid of that empty corner is with an all-natural item. Plants will give your office a real freshness to it and it will also help improve your mood because plants make people feel better 🙂
Some more benefits of having pot plants:
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve your well-being
- Increase your work production
- Raise your job satisfaction
- Increase attentiveness
- Improve your reaction time
Plants are just an overall great idea to have in your home office. This is one of the secrets to having an amazing, fully-functional office that’s actually going to help you get some valuable work completed on time and with the least amount of stress as possible.
White And Light
This one is more of a hit or miss approach. Either you like it or you don’t, there’s nothing in between. There’s many people using this technique and for the simple fact that it works.
You can choose to go all white, which I wouldn’t recommend. I DO however, recommend going white and light. This means choosing light colors such as white, cream, peach. Use different variants throughout your office and watch the magic happen.
I tend to do this often with my offices, but add a little twist. Have light colors, then have your desk top a specific, bright color that you like (baby blue is a good one). This is going to make your desk actually ‘pop out’ and makes it look very cool. Something to consider if you want to be different.
My Final Thoughts
Not all home offices are made to help you get as much work done as possible. A lot of people simply don’t have the knowledge to realize that a home office is preferred to contain natural lighting or features to help inspire you, or they make the mistake of having a television in there office which is actually going to distract you from working on your assignments or projects.
And many people also forget that you need to take breaks, and what better way to do it by having a designated seating area right inside your office room.