Has your office space been neglected?🙋🏻♀️
Did you know that the office is the most neglected room in the house?
It is quite ironic that home offices are places that are intended to inspire us yet they tend to be the last room to decorate. And yet in this modern day world, so many people work from home these days.
Design overhauls and renovations tend to be reserved for the bedroom, living room, kitchen - even the bathroom seems to get more love than the office these days. And I have to say I am also guilty this. The office is where I work and spend most of my time daily, yet I still haven't "got around to" sorting this room out! .
I am a firm believer that adding a little art to any space is the perfect way to bring it to life. With that in mind, I have pulled together some tips for using art in the home office space, injecting that much-needed oomph to help motivate, inspire and focus.
Choose colour to influence your mood 🌺
Blue can be relaxing and peaceful, green is harmonious, yellow can cheer us up, red can excite us, white will calm us, black can make you feel elegant, the list goes on. Interior designers worldwide stress the importance of colour within the home. The office is a great place to experiment with the effects that colour has on your working mood, and pairing wall tones and furniture with artwork that shares the same colour palette is the perfect way to instantly soothe or excite. If you’ve already got a piece of art hanging in your office, a fresh coat of paint on the wall it rests on might be the simplest way to reinvigorate your space.
Keeping it simple
It’s hardly rocket science that a messy, disorganised office space isn’t conducive to a productive day’s work. An office makeover, complete with pin board, simple desk lamp, fresh paint and a stylish chair, can help here. Similarly, a neatly curated wall hang can also instill a sense of clarity to your home. If you’re home office constitutes a corner of your living room or bedroom, a few simply framed prints can help signify a separate working area, proving far more inspiring than any empty wall.
Fill your space with objects you love and inspire you.🗺
Get creative within the office and pair your art with maps, unusual shelving, classic lamps, bright furniture or a statement plant. Likewise, different tones in the office, not just from the walls but from photographs, fabrics, plants or painted shelves can really make the room your own, an extension of your working life or personality.
Be Bold with a statement piece of art🐂
Bold, abstract work may not be everyone’s cup of tea within a working environment. But paired with the right furniture within a naturally lit room, a large canvas is a great option, revealing how a space can be completely redefined with just one piece of work.
The wooden desk and black chair work perfectly with a bold dark piece like this one, the simplicity only heightening the impact of such a statement artwork. Remember, this space is yours!
This space is to reflect you. Adding an artwork you’ve fallen in love with instantly puts your stamp on your work space, cheering you up or calming you down when work gets tough.
So next time you’re looking for a new piece of art, don’t forget the office might be the perfect place for it, adding a touch of inspiration, some confidence, or calming influence in the space where you need it most.