A home office may not have been a priority for homeowners in the past, but with the recent pandemic, it has become more important than ever. You may even find that you need more than one home office to accommodate everyone who is now working from home. Even as many employees return to the office, the increase in work from home ability may change the workforce forever.
Homebuilders in Greensboro are seeing an increased focus on home offices, and with that comes the need for home office décor ideas. Consider these options for designing an ideal home office as part of your custom home plans.
Lighting Should Be Stylish and Functional
Lights can not only illuminate your home office, but also add style. Your office should be a place that inspires your sense of focus and motivation. Office lighting should be bright to help you feel awake and make it possible to see what you’re working on, but it should also be easy on the eyes. Choose bulbs that provide a soft glow. Include different types of light fixtures throughout the room and dimmable lights so that you can achieve the ideal level of brightness at any time of the day. Natural light can be both a help and a hindrance, so include plenty of windows with adjustable treatments to let in the right amount of light without causing a glare on computer screens.
Wallpaper Adds Texture and Depth
Patterned walls are back and easier than ever with new removable wallpaper. It goes on like contact paper and easily peels off again when you’re ready for a change. The right design can make your home office seem more spacious and vibrant to enhance your work at home experience. The wallpaper you choose can set the color pallet for the whole room, making it easy to choose other decorative pieces in complementary colors.
Make Your Office More Engaging with Mirrors and Wall Décor
Give yourself (and any office guests) something to look at besides 4 plain walls. Incorporate inspirational art and messages that help keep you motivated when focus is a struggle. Keep the walls of your office from feeling like they’re closing in by adding decorative mirrors to broaden the space. Clocks are a timeless office staple that can be both artistic and useful.
Office Furniture Should Be Purposeful
Choose furniture that makes sense for your line of work. Do you need additional seating besides your desk chair? Do you sometimes work better stretched out in a comfortable chair with your feet up? Will you need storage for files or bookshelves for reading material? Does your job require a drafting table, easel, or other specialty equipment? Your furniture should be functional but also reflect your own decorative style so that your office is a place you want to be.
Design the Best Home Office with R & K Custom Homes
House builders in Greensboro can design each room in your home to be just the way you want it, including your home office. R & K Custom Homes will create a home office you’ll love so you can work from home with style and ease.