Do you work from home or have a study that’s looking a little uninspiring? Use these five simple tips and tricks from Mocka to transform your home office into a small haven that you will love to work in.
Tip No. 1: It’s all an illusion
If your office is a little on the small side then don’t be discouraged to style it, simply look at ways that you can create the illusion of a bigger space with a few styling tricks. Create the illusion of height by styling a tall plant such as the fiddle-leaf fig beside the desk in a contemporary basket and create the illusion of space by adding mirrors to the walls. If you have a hole-in-the-wall for an office then opt for a stool instead of a bulky desk chair so you can tuck it under the desk when you leave.
Tip No. 2: Light it up
If your office area isn’t well-lit then opt for adding a beautiful desk lamp to your desktop. There are many different desk lamps that are out on the market that will add to the style of your space and enhance the mood with its bright or soft light. Desk lamps also look great positioned on top of a stack of coffee table books.
Tip No. 3: Look up
A beautiful office space needs to inspire you. Create interest by hanging a collection of prints on the wall in front of you. If you need extra storage, install some floating shelves above the desk. You can use these shelves to hold document folders, magazines and trinkets while also adding interest and style to the room.
Tip No. 4: Keep it fresh
No one likes a boring office. Enliven the space with some fresh flowers, a succulent or a potted plant. Not only will it help to create an inspiring space but adding foliage to your desktop has proven to increase happiness and productivity.
Tip No. 5: Picture perfect
To create a magazine ready office try to create small desktop vignettes using beautiful trinkets, books, candles and stationary. When styling your desktop always remember to stick to one colour theme and keep some space free for working.