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The average home office has come a long way. It is no longer just about having a work surface and a comfortable seat. Instead, the new trend combines style with comfort. Whether you’re working from home or just need a place to organize family and personal business, use these basic design principles to create a space you'll enjoy working in. To help you, we've put together some important must-haves and tips for creating the ultimate work space! While doing so, remember that your environment has a direct influence on how you feel, so be sure to choose furniture and accessories that will offer positive and productive experiences while in your home office.

Here are our 3 must-haves for home office décor:

1. FURNITURE - Choose furniture pieces that are functional, comfortable, and size appropriate for your space. Desks that offer storage are always a plus. Decide on a furniture style that best suits your personality. You may choose coordinating furniture pieces or you may want to add some variety by mixing and matching your selections.

A great way to inject color into a bland home office is to add bold patterns to your décor. Accent chairs give you additional seating and can also be used to spice up the look of the room.

2. LIGHTING - Natural lighting is great way to bring the outdoors inside, but it should be paired with artificial lighting for an optimal combination. Stylish lighting fixtures are a great way to add some personality to any home office.

3. WALL ART & ACCESSORIES - These elements are the icing on the cake! Select pieces that speak to your style and offer some inspiration. *If you’ll be servicing clients in your office space, stay away from controversial pieces. Wall art can add that extra splash of color and compliment the overall design of your home office, while wall quotes are a trendy way to bring in an extra touch of motivation. *If you can’t find the message you want, customized quotes can be purchased online.

When choosing other accessories, select pieces that are multifunctional. This ottoman can be used as a foot rest or a storage chest, and some come with serving trays.

Now that your home office is beautifully decorated, here are 3 tips for making your space productive and efficient.

1. Filing - Paper has a tendency to accumulate in piles which result in messy stacks on desks and floors. If paper doesn’t get filed away, it can take up the limited space that most home offices have. Try going paperless to stop these issues before they start. Use a scanner to file papers electronically. You’ll decrease the amount of paper clutter and you’ll help the environment at the same time!

2. Storage- All storage units should be multi-functional and have doors or drawers that conceal its contents. Filing cabinets are still a timeless essential in any office! Files can be tucked away inside its drawers, while a sleek and compact all-in-one printer can be placed on the surface. *Opt for multi-functional units to save on space.

3. Organizing- Once you have the items for your home office, schedule time to organize weekly or daily depending on the frequency in which you use your office space. It’s ideal to do this during the less productive times of the day, normally early morning or late evening.

Lastly, since a home office should not only be polished but comfortable, keep factors like ergonomics and work flow in mind. You should be able to work comfortably for an extended period of time without causing strain or undue stress on your body and be able to move around your home office with ease.

Now that you have the know-how to redesign your home office, get started! If you don't have the time or the patience, we'd love to help.

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