6 Ideas for the Perfect Home Office Makeover

6 Ideas for the Perfect Home Office Makeover
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    The author Virginia Woolf once wrote that a writer needs a little money and a room with a view in order to make it in the profession.

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Fortunately, this same piece of advice carries over to freelancers working from home or anyone looking to make good use of extra space.

Three-Piece Corner Desk

Consider setting up a workspace so that your view extends out a window. Letting in natural light by setting your desk by a window and squeezing in a matching bookshelf or chair is a great way to harness extra space and complement your decor. A black, three-piece corner desk could accentuate a leather-wrapped working chair and smoky-shaded bookshelf.

Transform a Nook

If your room has an awkward nook that you’re not quite sure how to put to use, then consider snuggling a bookshelf into that nook and setting up a desk in front of it. This could be your spot for catching up on the day’s news over a cup or two of coffee. You might want to line the shelves with racks of magazines and put a reading lamp on the table. A pen holder or some flowers off to the side never hurts either.

Home Office Meet Kitchen

Alexander Brothers Ltd suggests space-strapped freelancers might want to consider setting up a home office right on the border of a kitchen’s room divider. This can work when you ensure that the wall colors you go with are tranquil and relatively neutral in both rooms. Also, matching a desk or filing cabinet with your kitchen fixtures can increase the balance between one room and the other. As a bonus, you can grab a bagel and get back to work in record time!

Formal, Old-Fashioned Look

If you do have an entire room to work with, then maybe you should roll out a Persian rug and add a desk made of distressed wood to the room’s most lit corner. A quill or horn-rimmed glasses aren’t completely necessary, but the choice is up to you.

Add a Spot of Color

Most people try to offset the blandness of wood floors or dark-hued furniture by adding brighter colors in their home office. This is fine, but maybe you should keep from matching your desk and chair and brighten the room up in a different way. Choose a red or orange chair and matching lamp or clock to make your home office really pop.

Use Floating Shelves

You don’t need a nook or separate room to set up shop: You can instantly create a home office with a few floating shelves and a small desk. Floating shelves are easy to install and just take a few standing books to make work.

There are literally dozens of ways to transform your current home to accommodate a home office. Setting up a desk in a nook or hanging up floating shelves, for instance, can put you that much closer to creating a worthy, comfortable home office.

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