The home office has become an increasingly important must-have feature over the past few years. It’s time to take a look around your space and ask yourself, “Does my office meet my needs or could it use a little TLC?”

If you’re thinking about selling, this question becomes even more important. With many homeowners now moving to a hybrid or fully remote schedule, having a comfortable, functional, and attractive space to work is more important now than ever before.

If you’re thinking that your office could use an upgrade but aren’t sure where to begin, we’re here to share 5 tips to completely transform your space into the perfect home office. 

Invest in the Right Chairs

If your space allows it, one way to transform your office is to upgrade your chairs and create a sitting area away from your desk and computer. This is a great space for you to take calls or to spend some quality time reading and learning. To warm up the space, consider purchasing woven chairs and some potted greenery to make the space feel inspired. This will help you transform your office from a place to store your computer to an oasis where you can sink into your work and enjoy your surroundings. 

Upgrade the Bookcase

While file cabinets are certainly functional, they’re not always the best things to look at. Adding a bookcase to your space will allow you to bring some additional style into the space and will also help warm it up! Instead of going for commercial steel or plastic, take a walk around your home to see if there is a piece that you think would work well in your office. If you need to purchase one, check out antique stores or think about repurposing furniture that has the character and style you’re searching for. 

Amp Up the Color

Make your office pop by bringing in some color! Keep in mind, that doesn’t just mean the paint job. Bring additional contrast into your space by adding a bright rug, framed fabric, or art prints. You don’t have to spend a lot to make a statement - just find some fun pieces that compliment your style and you’re sure to have an office that will wow anyone stopping by. 

 

Improve you Lighting

Don’t rely on a single ceiling bulb to light up your space. This setup will not only leave you with harsh shadows, but it won’t illuminate the space the way you would want it to. Instead, opt for layers of lighting. This can be achieved by investing in items such as a floor lamp, a desk lamp, and some wall sconces. 

Warm Up Your Space with Texture

Make your space more inviting by adding texture to your office. This is often done in other spaces by adding in throw pillows or blankets. However, the same look can be achieved in your office by adding in rugs, throws, baskets, and tapestries. Throw in a velvet footstool or ottoman and add some flowy curtains and you’ll have yourself a beautiful, inviting space that you’ll be excited to work in. 

Bottom Line

Whether you’re planning to sell or you’re looking for ways to liven up your space, these few tricks can help turn your at-home office into a workplace that you’re excited to commute to every day. Additionally, with many homeowners searching for a functional and stylish place to accommodate their remote lifestyle, having this upgraded space will make your home stand out from the crowd.