Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Work Hard, Play Hard.

Offices can be tricky. They need to be highly organized in order to facilitate efficient work, but may look cold and sterile if you don't include details that make you happy and add color and personality to the space. Here are some tips to help you achieve the office of your dreams.

Clear desk space by hanging personal items on the wall over your desk. This way, you can still see them every time you look up from your work, but you have more space for the necessities.

Utility can be pretty, as evidenced by the sterling silver pencil holder on this desk. Function is important when choosing items for your desk, but it shouldn't be the only thing you consider when choosing pieces to include. If function and form meet, you will begin to create a space that truly makes you happy every time you enter.

You can "go big" with other element of your office such chairs, curtains, and walls, but it's typically a good idea to keep your desk a neutral color so as not to distract from your work.

Offices tend to be on the small side, so creating a focal wall or two can add character and depth to a space. Sometimes all four walls in a bright color can be too much.

Create a memo board that can act as the epicenter of your office. Here you could include a calendar, goals, mission statement, bill payment, important contact information, etc. depending on your business needs.

Add a small plant. It adds life to what can be a dreary place at times.

(Images via Room & Board, Rambling Renovators, Lonny )

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