• Small Home Office Decorating Ideas! Your Guide to Creating the Home Office of Your Dreams

  • While working from home has many advantages, having a dedicated small space to work has its disadvantages. With a bit of creativeness (and help from Closet Concepts Inc), you can design a home workspace that is not only practical and functional, but is also conducive to your style and personality.

    1.) Choose the right space:

    Even though that open area in the living room may seem to make the most sense, its important to consider the level of distraction you may get in the future. Televisions, children, telephones, and pets can all come as unexpected distractions to your productivity. Choose a space with minimal traffic, minimal use, and minimal access to distractions.

    Also, its important to be able to separate work life from home life- the ability to shut a door and "leave work" is absolutely crucial for reducing stress levels and reducing the risk of "burn out". Perhaps an unused dining room, or formal living room could be a better option than using a spare bedroom.

    2.) Color and Moods

    The use of color is essential in the functionality of your home office, as it will help to create a particular "mood" as you enter the space. Will you be seeing clients in your home office? Do you want your home office to be warm and inviting? Do you want your home office to blend in with the rest of your home's décor? Do you want your office to be stimulating and conducive to creativity or calm and relaxing?

    3.) Compliment, not Contradict:

    Your home office should compliment the rest of your home. If your home has a traditional design with lots of warm tones- then stick with that. Your home office space should seamlessly blend into the design of your home, not scream "cold, soul-less workspace". You also want to avoid clashing design themes- you may have that great desk your mother-in-law gave you- but if it clashes with the flow of the room, it may be worth the additional cost to avoid those architectural hiccups. After all, you want your home office to give you a sense of comfort and ease- not be a stark shock to the senses.

    4.) Design:

    This is where you can add a few personal touches to your small home office. A few ideas would be:

    • Include a few family photos or pictures that are relaxing or lift your spirits. If you want to bring a little of the outdoors in, you could incorporate a vase of flowers or a few potted plants for greenery.
    • Include items in your small home office that reduce stress. This would not only add a personal touch - as these items would be unique to you - but may also boost productivity. Two such items could include a stress ball to squeeze or a small basketball hoop placed along the wall to shoot baskets when things get a little tense.
    • Include a water element, such as a small water fountain or fish aquarium. This would not only aid in relaxation, but would add a decorative touch to your home office.

    It is important to find the perfect balance of business and pleasure without one interfering with the other. If you frequently have clients in your small home office, it may be essential that it retains a professional look and feel and may not allow for too many personal touches. You also wouldn't want your "personal" items to interfere with your workflow and productivity. However, you can still express your style in the furnishings you choose for the space.

    5.) Furniture:

    Imagine having an office that is organized and clutter free. A space where everything has its place. At  Closet Concepts Inc., we can create this ideal home office for your individual needs.

    Our Features Include:

    • Standard and Legal size drawers
    • Upper Cabinets
    • Keyboard Trays
    • Cable Grommets and Crown Molding