Having a home office has become more popular in the past ten years. As it relates to women, we are either working from home, developing our very own home-based business, crafting, or just need a space to manage our home and family finances. Most business women are wanting a beautiful area that is functional and inviting to work in, but do not know where to begin. Today I will share with you 10 items that will help you create a stylish and organized workspace that you will love for years to come. So you are probably thinking..what are the 10 items, right? Well, lets jump right in!
1. Desk Size
The size of your desk will make a big difference in how you utilize your space. Before picking out the desk of your dreams make sure you measure out your workspace. In addition to measuring out your home office, you will also want to consider what other items you want to fill your space with. For example, do you want to have a bookshelf for storage, a reading nook with a cozy chair to read in, a crafting table, and sitting area for guests that may visit? Consider the essential items that mean the most to you and then have fun shopping! I love the way this Pinterest user styled their small space. It’s functional and not overcrowded with too many pieces of furniture.
Storage is another item to consider in your home office. If you are working with a small room adding a credenza to that space can make it feel crowded. So I love the way Cynthiamartyn on Instagram maximized her wall area by adding bookshelves as a way to store important files or crafting items. The burst of pink is very playful and inviting. I definitely would enjoy working in a space like this. The other reason why this office is pleasing to the eye is storage bins and filing boxes. Everything is out of sight and out of mind making it easy to concentrate on the task at hand in this home office!
3. Reading Nook
Consider adding a cozy reading nook to your space if you have the real estate for it! It is so nice to have a space to break away from the desk and cozy up with your favorite book of the moment. This reading nook can also double up as space for guests to sit when they are visiting or sharing fun business ideas or a girls crafting night. I adore how Eclectically Vintage created this chic space mixing different textures from the rattan side table with her favorite books with a beautiful vase & flowers. In addition to that, I love the inviting upholstered tufted armchair with the toss pillow and throw. I would be reading for hours!
4. Office Decor
There is nothing like personalizing your office with pictures of loved ones, inspiring quotes to get you motivated or flowers to green up your space. Consider breaking up the monotony of books on every shelf of your bookshelf with these key elements. Love Grows Wild did a great job of styling her bookshelf. It is spotless to the sight line and draws you in to look at the fun quotes and pictures.
5. Command Center
A command center is a must in your office. You will need a space to place your most important to-do’s, accounting and other items to manage your home or business. I love how this Pinterest user created an organized command area for her desk using this Poppin organizer. I also love the filing folders and the decorative planner too. You can find accessories like these on many online retailers like Amazon and more! To make me love this, even more, is the addition of the vase filled with pink roses!! Now a girl could get used to fresh cut roses every day, but they can become pricey. So, places like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s are excellent resources for finding faux flowers.
6. Tech Charging Station
There is nothing like seeing a messy area with cords running wild in the office. It looks chaotic and can disrupt your workflow. Or, there is nothing like spending long hours working on the computer and come to find out that your phone or other technology’s battery is low. To top that off, you can’t find a USB cord in-site. A cool must have is a charging station for all of your techie toys!! Driven by Decor created this AWESOME unit by converting a simple wooden desk accessory into a charging station. This blogger just drilled holes in the back of this organizer.
7. Wall Decor
To keep yourself motivated to achieve your goals daily, I highly recommend that you style your space with some of your favorite quotes. You can find many wall quotes that are framed to simple downloadable prints online. Craft-O-Maniac used pretty clipboards with inexpensive printables to fill her wall space. It’s a simple, clean, and elegant use of the wall in her office.
8. Comfy Office Chair
A comfy office chair is a must for those long office days. (Your back and bottom will love you) I adore this stylish office chair I found on Pinterest.
9. Office lighting
Since this is your beautiful and chic space ensure you have adequate lighting to function. Of course, natural lighting is the best lighting for productivity, but consider what type of light source works best for your space. This light fixture in this picture from Simply Brittany is impressive! In this office, she decided to go for a stylish chandelier lighting. It’s beautiful and glamorous (swoon). Just make sure you take your measurements and consider what style will fit the scale of your room and ceiling height.
10. Desk Accessories
Last but not least is accessories!! I love this idea from Pinterest using the black, white, and rose gold desk accessories. This color will coordinate with any color scheme you decided to use in your space. Trinket trays are perfect for placing your rings, watches and other items while you work. Another great accessory to add to your desktop is candles. These Kate Spade candles they are so cute and will create a relaxing atmosphere while working.
I hope that you found this post inspiring as you tackle on your very own home office project. I know my next project will be creating my very own office in our home and I can not wait to share with you my before and after. My goal is to create a glamorous styled space where I can be productive with work, beauty, and crafting of course. Until then have a great day and happy decorating!