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Interior Design Tips for Your Work From Home Office

As a web designer, it is likely that you do some or all of your work at home. Even if you have rented office space elsewhere, it is always good to have a designated area at home that serves as an office. Your best ideas might spring to mind when you are bathing or doing laundry. That is why you should take time to make the home office highly functional, comfortable, and as inviting as any other part of your home.

Invest in Stylish Furniture

While the priority will be to add functional and ergonomic furniture, it will do you no harm to make it blend with the rest of your interiors. Your desks, shelves, and cabinets should be elegantly designed with a beautiful finish that makes the space inviting and comfortable. Ensure that all the furniture is conveniently located so that you can get all the accessories you need to do your work with minimal effort.

The seats should maintain the interior design theme of the rest of the home. You can go for the traditional home décor with hardwood tables, comfy seats, and a spacious loveseat. Or choose the more functional option of metal tables and stackable metal chairs with cozy cushion covers.

Invest in An Ergonomic Chair

You spend most of your time seated on the office chair. That is why you should invest in a chair that is comfy, elegant, and flexible. The chair should be adjustable to allow you to change your posture whenever you feel tired of sitting in one position. It should have armrests, a slightly slanting backrest, and a customizable headrest for maximum comfort.

Embellish the Walls

Walls make up most of the office space, so it’s important that you make them appealing, inspiring, and stimulating. Paint the office walls with a color that makes you calm and relax. White and blue are popular, but you can also go for a bright, cheery color like purple or orange.

Choose a suitable wall décor to complement the color. You can use wallpapers with charming colors and patterns that match those of the furniture. Also remember to include some witty and inspiring stickers to motivate you when you are doing big projects.

Add A Persian Rug

The history of Persian rugs is an inspiring story of innovation and superior craftsmanship. Persian rugs are one of the most iconic forms of art used in interior design are a household staple all over the world. A Persian rug will add elegance and style to your home office while its smooth texture may be the stimulation you need to generate new ideas. The rugs are made of thick and durable, high-quality wool or cotton and keep your feet warm even in freezing weather. The mats come in different colors and intricate patterns such that there is enough variety to find one that blends with your interior design theme.

Take Care of The Cables

Nothing is as off-putting as unsightly cables and cords spread all over the place. To minimize cable length, make sure that all the equipment is close to the outlets. Encase all the cords on the desk with a beautiful cord cover and feed them into a plastic cap to hide them underneath. Use cord tubing and winders to organize them on the floor and put them under the carpet.

Face Something Interesting

Position your desk such that you will be looking at something interesting whenever you look up. You can place a beautiful painting in front of the desk or face a window with elegant blinds. If the window is facing the outdoors, open it to allow some light and fresh air into the office. You can remove the blinds to get a view of the landscape when you need inspiration.


Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.