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Office Decor Tips

More and more people are now working out of their homes because of more flexible telecommuting options offered by companies or because of self-employment. Regardless of the reason, there is no reason why you have to work in a boring room that is uninspiring. By changing the décor of your office, you will find that you concentrate more and feel overall better about going to work.

The first step is to identify how the room will be used. For instance, will it be used only as an office or will it double as a bedroom or sewing room. When you know the answer to this, you can then make sure you have adequate wall outlets, cable installation, computer networking, lighting, and so on. Once the infrastructure is in place for your specific needs, you can get started with the fun aspect of decorating.

You want to make sure your office has a focal point, which is generally a fireplace or window. However, if you want the focal point to be something other than architectural structure, you need to create a focal point, which could be a magnificent desk, a stunning piece of artwork, or an armoire. The goal is to make whatever focal point you choose something that will grab a persons attention.

Next, you need to determine how the room will be arranged. Typically, a U or L shape work best but you might need to move things around a few times before you settle in on one you like best and that is most functional. Often, people want an office but they do not want it to look like an office. This can be accomplished by choosing a computer armoire, which helps save on space while appearing as another fantastic piece of furniture.

Lighting is always crucial when it comes to a home office. Since this place is where you will be working, you need lighting that is functionl, eliminating eyestrain while also looking great. Recessed lighting with a dimmer is always a great option along with a good desk lamp. Choose a lamp that will provide adequate light but that has some color or interest in the design.

Shelves are always needed in an office, whether used for decorative items or displaying books. Installed shelves help save space and are aesthetically pleasing. For additional storage, think about modular storage. This might include stackable trunks that look great set in a corner but also add more space.

Finally, do not forget the windows and walls. Using blinds or shades are an excellent option in that you can control both light and privacy while still looking wonderful. Blinds and shades come in a number of different materials and color, making them easy to match. Curtains are also a good idea simply because they work by creating warmth in the room. Finally, use rugs, artwork, floor pillows, sculptures, and family photos to complete the look for a wonderful new office.
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