Starting A Home Business?
Read Our Office Decorating Ideas
Do you need office decorating ideas for your home business? Here they are! Having a workplace at home takes adequate planning, time and effort.
Don’t worry, we know what we’re talking about. We work at home, too...just like you!
Create a productive work environment.
With more and more people working at home these days, the need for a productive work at home environment keeps growing. And creative office decorating ideas are always appreciated. But where's the best place to start?
First you need space.
Identify how much space you need and how much you have available for your home business.
For some, a simple desk in the corner of a kitchen is enough. Many others need a spacious room with lots of light to work at home. Ergonomic office furniture is also a necessity!
But, how big are the pieces of office furniture you plan to use? Are there sufficient electrical sockets in the room for lighting and for cable or wi fi internet connections?
Do you have enough filing cabinets for organizing your paperwork? Do you need space for storing inventory or other home business necessities?
If you’re living in an apartment and there’s only one cramped room available, you might just need some really good organization and, of course, some office decorating ideas!
Consider painting your office walls white or creme.
Why not paint your office walls white or creme and use a large mirror to open up the space? Also, try to decorate with lighter colors.
Darker colors make a room feel smaller and more closed in. Be sure to plan for the possibility of needing a larger space in the near future, too. Think big! Read about contemporary wall decoration here.
Adorn your office with decor you really like!
Framed art prints and posters work best when related to your business, especially if you have client meetings at your home office.
Be sure to have pictures of those who are important to you. Photo collages are great for decorating and keeping those important to you visible.
Also, if inspirational quotes or stories help keep you going, frame them and hang them up! Use your favorite colors and your favorite types of decor. Make your home office feel special to you!
Ensure clients don't have to cross your living room, kitchen or nursery before entering your home office. And of course, make sure you have comfortable chairs that fit the style of your office, along with idea-inspiring industry reading material should clients need to wait to meet with you. Contemporary furniture always looks great with its clean lines and inviting look.
Have bottled water, juice and coffee on a nice serving tray ready for enjoyment. It doesn't take much to have these little niceties ready. . .and image counts!
Even though you work at home, you're still running a business and clients expect an accommodating environment.
Maintain a contemporary workplace.
Stylish clocks, calendars and chalkboards are great office decorating ideas for any home office. If you don't have a lot to spend on office furniture, at least spend alittle more on your office accessories such as your desk lamp, desk chair (for your comfort), and other office supplies.
Maintain a contemporary workplace! If your clients can see your work area, these decorating tips are especially important. Once again, image counts!
Keeping up with technology is also necessary for any home business.
Create a relaxing, but professional atmosphere without any distractions. Most small business owners spend more time in their home office than in any other room in their house.
A good view and relaxing colors (blue, purple, green) can be very comforting.
Clutter is distracting. A clean, neat and efficient home office will improve your productivity when you work at home.
But don't forget to inject just as much love into decorating your workplace as you would in decorating any other room in your house. Have fun creating a comfortable, productive, and client-friendly (if necessary) area for your home business!Click here for more office decorating ideas.