For those who work from home, a cosy and comfy home office is a must. And if you have ever worked from home, you would know how your home office design can directly influence your productivity levels through the day!
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In short, a well designed home office needs to be functional but also comfortable. Plus, it should be a reflection of your own personality, and not feel too much like a corporate office setup.
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While you could buy readymade home office furniture at most stores today, DIY ideas are a lot more fun! So I am also adding some inspiring DIY chic home office ideas for you to try! With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at the 4 essential components of a chic home office.
- The Desk
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A stylish yet comfortable home office begins with the right desk. It’s easy to find a modular office desk or computer table at any furniture store, but restoring an old vintage wooden table and transforming it into a bright decor accent for your home office is even better!
If you have an old table lying around that looks dated, pick a trendy paint colour …or even simple white lacquer paint…and give it a quick facelift. It makes for a wonderful weekend DIY project, while you also get to re-use an old item that is in perfect working condition.
- The Chair
A comfortable work chair is a MUST if you want to comfortably spend hours working away in your home office, without having to deal with back pains and aches. But if a standard office chair is too boring for your style persona, reupholstering an old office chair into a fun, playful design is an easy option!
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A lot of offices re-design their interiors from time to time and sell all working furniture pieces at throw away prices. Grab one of these high quality chairs and give it a personalized makeover with a pretty printed upholstery fabric and coat of fresh paint.
- The Storage
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No one likes to see stainless steel filing cabinets in a beautifully designed home. Yet, the truth is that these are actually easier to find than pretty filing cabinets and a lot more functional and roomy for all paperwork to be sorted, filed and locked away carefully.
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If you have an old steel filing cabinet, think of it as a blank canvas for a creative makeover! Use paint or wallpaper to transform the piece into a work of art over a weekend!
- The Organising
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Now this is where you get to have the most fun! There are plethora of ways to customize organising for your home office, so buying a new bookrack is not your only option. Get truly creative and transform an old replaced louvered window shutter into a mail/file organizer. Or, clip together shoe boxes to create a low height open book and file storage rack.
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You can also use a simple canvas organizer for sorting mail, or frame a pegboard and hang it above the desk to hold small items like tape, scissors, stationary, keys to the filing drawers and more. Or go ahead and use a candle holder to sort our thumb tacks, rubber bands and pencils!
So, redesign your home office, de-clutter and get organized with these simply DIY ideas! Not only are these cost effective, they also help you creative a very personalized work environment right in the comfort of your home so that you feel motivated and inspired to get-to-work every morning!