By Aisha Ashraf from Accentuate Home
Make your workspace beautiful
Home offices are tricky… I mean really tricky. Mainly because the home is supposed to be a relaxing place and trying to dedicate an area for business can be really challenging. Well actually, like most things, it depends on your lifestyle. If you have a room dedicated solely to your work space then congratulations, you’re sorted. All you have to worry about is decorating the room.
Love the half and half paint on the left image but that’s another topic of discussion for another day.
On the other hand, your home office, like mine, could be a part of your living room, shared by kids! Think science practice papers stuffed into your bookshelves, scratch paper strewn all over your workspace. Trust me, that’s an encroachment on your physical and mental space! Forget insta – worthy, sometimes a space like that gets on your nerves and disables your ability to get any work done.
As a solution, here are five tips that will keep your home office organised, functional, chic, edgy and most definitely INSTA-WORTHY. ( I promise, these tips come straight from the heart… and experience!)
Keep your work surface clean and clutter-free. (Fresh flowers don’t count as clutter). Try and have bookshelves or side storage units either behind you or next to you.
Organise your bookshelves (with a little help from IKEA or Hermes whichever you choose). Put away printer paper, stationery, samples and other items in storage baskets. Put a neat label on them so they are easily accessible when you want them.
Create a framed pinboard. Pin up what you are currently working on also any inspirational images or quotes that might keep you smiling throughout the day.
Have a comfortable place to sit or lounge on. I have a versatile ottoman that I can use as additional seating when my space is used for entertaining.
Always have a soft surface underfoot. Rugs are a great way to anchor the desk to create a defined “zone”. They also have a wonderful tactile feel. After all , comfort and happiness equals greater work output!