One of the best ways to stay motivated while working is to have an office space that gives you everything you need–inspiration, comfort, visual interest, organization and storage. Combine these ingredients with your personal style and you can create a work space that allows you to maximize your work efforts while at the same time fueling your passions.
Inspiration for your work space can come in the form of artwork hung on the wall or by creating an inspirational vision board. Hang things on the board that relate to your goals, the dreams you have for your life and your business and be sure to include inspirational quotes to keep you motivated and moving forward.
Ample lighting is a key to an effective work space. I love using decorative tabletop lamps instead of traditional office lamps when the decor allows. Pretty lamps, with pretty lampshades will make your office feel more intimate and relaxing.
ORGANIZATION AND STORAGE
It’s hard to be productive or creative in a work space that is messy and cluttered. Take advantage for the vertical space in your office for storage and use space under tables to store office equipment or supplies you don’t use often.
Surround yourself with things you love. Tea cups, pretty pencil cups and stylish desk accessories will help personalize your work space and make working more enjoyable.
In my world, every office space needs a punch of color. Vibrant colors stimulate the mind and will keep you energized when working. Simple touches like colorful storage boxes, a framed bulletin board or even flowers on your desk can add the pop of color you need. Tip: your desk chair is a great way to introduce color into your work space.
CREATIVE WORK AREA
If space allows, create a separate meeting or work area in your office. Just getting from behind you desk and creating a different view to look at will make working more enjoyable. I love the corner work area below–big enough to spread out and get creative, but compact enough not to crowd the room. And check out all the personal touches that give this area style.
COMFORTABLE AND PRETTY SEATING
And of course a pretty chair is a must for an inspiring work space. Check thrift store for a chair that you can easily re-upholster, paint and make your own.
If you thought these design tips were just for home office spaces, check out how these cubical work spaces were given a dose of style by their owners.