Roomy home office decorating ideas play a dual role in making your work space more functional and inspiring. By making use of space in inventive ways, you can hide the less attractive components in your home office without blocking access to them. Consideration of the size and light in your home office can play an important role in positioning your furniture smartly, or splitting the visual space for added beauty. Roomy home office decorating ideas can also add visual illusions to your workspace, making a cramped room feel more inviting. Whether you have a room dedicated to work, or have to share your home office with other functions, roomy home office decorating ideas can set your office apart, make it seem bigger, and add to its beauty and professional ambiance. So here are the roomy home office decorating ideas that I used to create the office featured with this article.
Hide Your Office Equipment Out of Sight
Roomy home office decorating ideas that maximize the space and make it more beautiful simultaneously revolve around traditional decorating styles. Long ago, there were no telephones, faxes, printers and shredders to crowd a home office. By hiding these components inside the bedroom closet of your home office you can keep them out of sight and yet easily accessible. Build shelves for them using support brackets, and free up a lot of room in the office itself. Run a extension cord behind the floor molding to deliver electricity to your closet.
Make Use of Modern Open Bookcases
Bookcases hark back to a time when books rather than computer screens provided functional office decor. Roomy home office decorating ideas make use of bookcases to mix a bit of old with the new. By positioning an open bookcase against the back wall of the room, you can decorate your home office with books relating to your work. Add decorative boxes or baskets to store office supplies on the bookcase and decorate your office simultaneously.
Set Your Home Office Apart from Other Rooms
In open floor plans or small living spaces, finding room for a home office can be difficult and setting the office apart from the rest of the home may seem impossible. And yet, with a roomy home office decorating idea that splits the visual space you can solve the problem. Go to the garden center of your home improvement store and buy a white large lattice. Hang the lattice from the ceiling using garden swag hooks and create a wall room divider that lets in light (see full instructions in my article).
Decorate with the Home Office Window in Mind
Before you fill your home office with furniture consider first where you will be sitting. Do you want to face the window or have the window at your back. Ideally, weave home office decorating ideas into your furniture placement. Plan for the window to be on your right or left so the glare of daylight will not reflect in your computer screen, but at the same time don’t block the visual space of the window but allow it to dominate the entrance to your office, thereby creating the illusion of added size.
Add a Fireplace to Your Home Office
The soothing warm of a hearth adds elegance to a room as well as warmth. Roomy office decorating ideas add a third layer of functionality, by turning the mantelpiece into a place for storing important office ideas. You can add an electric fireplace to your office, or save money and simply build a fake fireplace (here’s how). In ornate wood boxes, keep business receipts and important records you need to access frequently.
Further enhance your home office by decorating with mirrors that will create the illusion of added size. You can make a mirror with hooks for hanging keys or reminders, and be sure to add a white board on the wall for messages, or create a decorative chalkboard yourself.