One of the pleasures of working from home, whether you do it part-time or on a full-time basis, is the freedom to choose the style and design of your workspace. It’s your space so you can do whatever you want with it. There is no need to settle for dull, office decor. Instead, you can opt for a stylish, modern design that you love.
Creating an organised and well-designed office space will not only help you complete your work more efficiently. It will also make you feel happier and more relaxed.
You may think that you don't have the time or budget to give your home office a fresh new look. But, there are many simple ways you can freshen up your office space without breaking the bank.
For our top tips to creating a chic and stylish home office on a small budget, have a read of this.
1. Create an accent wall
To add style to your space, consider creating an accent wall. An accent wall is a simple and inexpensive way to bring colour and style to your office, it is easy to do and looks great in just about any space.
There are different ways you can create an accent wall: with paint, wallpaper or a printed roller. Simply painting one wall a different colour to the rest of the room is the simplest form of an accent wall. However, it is not as chic or sophisticated looking as wallpapering or using a printed paint roller. But, it is most probably the cheapest option.
Whatever style you go for, it is important that you opt for colours that work well with the style of the rest of the room.
2. Think about furniture
Consider what you use your office space for and think about what furniture you need - what is essential and what is not? You don’t want to overcrowd your office, so it is important that you only have the furniture that you need.
If you want to update your desk but can’t afford to buy a new one, think about how you could revamp it yourself. Perhaps you could paint or varnish it in a new colour? It’s amazing how much difference a little sanding and a coat of paint can make.
Don’t be tempted to buy an oversized computer chair, not only are they too big, but they can also be very expensive.
3. Use accessories
Accessories are one of the simplest and cheapest ways to update and refresh the look of any space. Simple things like desk caddies, pictures, unique coasters, and area rugs can be used to add style to your office space.
As well as buying bits and bobs for your office, there are also many things you could save money on, by making them yourself. Things like coffee coasters, wall canvases and stylish pin boards can all be easily made with hot melt glue and some unique printed material. Whilst creating your own accessories will take a bit of time, it will be worth it in terms of savings and the unique look of your office space.
When choosing accessories for your office, think about the colour scheme and style. Make sure only to choose or create items that will work well with the design of the room and fit well in the space that you have.