People tend to decorate their home offices very plainly. Who says that your home office can’t be just as stylish as your living room or kitchen? Why not add some style to your home office; you may just enjoy working in the area a little bit more. Venture away from painting the walls a neutral color. Stay away from colors like white, cream, tan, and grey. Instead go for bolder, yet still appealing, colors like blue, green, and even pink. If you are unsure about straying from neutral colors on the walls, then try painting one wall an accent color and see how you like it before committing to the whole room. This may influence you to go ahead and paint the whole room a more vibrant color.
You can instantly turn a dull and boring home office into a stylish and trendy one with a special piece of art. The piece of art can be just about anything from a large painting to a sculpture. Be sure to find something that you don’t mind looking at for a long period of time though as you want to enjoy being in your home office.
If you have a small home office one of the best ways to add style without taking up space is to use functional accessories to decorate. A fabric covered bulletin board can add some color and pattern to the room while giving you an area for your work. Unique desk lamps are another useful way to add style while being practical. Look for ones that give you the required amount of light but have an interesting aspect to them, like a funky lampshade. Other functional accessories may include colorful bins and baskets, a pen holder, and an area rug under your desk chair.
If you have a window or two in your home office then you definitely want to highlight that area. When you work from home all day long it can get lonely and bright sunlight helps you to stay motivated. Highlight the areas around the windows with colorful and playful window treatments. It can be drapes, a valance, or blinds, the goal is to draw the eye and accentuate the light streaming in through the window. If you really want the windows to be noticed, use contrasting colors for the window trim and window treatments. For example if you have a blue room, you can use orange or brown for the window treatments to make them really stand out.