The space in which you work has a huge impact on the way you work, your productivity and even your creative process. Your home office should be a place that is just for you and your work. It should serve as space that gets your creative juices flowing and encourages your productivity. But after awhile, even the most beautifully decorated home offices can start to feel drab and in need of an update. If you're on a budget, here are some tips that will help you spruce up your home office without breaking the bank.
1. Declutter and Reorganize
The first step to sprucing up any space is to declutter. Go through everything in your home office and get rid of anything you don't need any more, or anything that is no longer useful to you. Give yourself a rule: If you haven't used it in the last 6 months to a year, it needs to go.
After you declutter, it's time to reorganize. Head to your local dollar store and buy a a few supplies, like file folders and pen holders. Then, take everything you've decided to keep and organize it in a logical manner. The things you use the most should stay on your desk or close by. The items you use the least should be neatly stored away.
2. Add Some Greenery
A little house plant can go a long way in your home office. Studies have actually shown that having plants in the office can boost employee productivity by 15%. A small succulent for your desk or a larger potted plant will both serve the same purpose, and give your home office an extra bit of life. You can even turn the planter into a DIY project by spray painting it a bold colour or giving it a personalized design.
3. Rearrange the Room
Someones, all the room needs is a little change. Find a different corner to place your desk in or move your shelf to the other side of the room. Put your desk against a window so you always have a view of the outdoors, and get into the feng shui spirit.
4. DIY Projects
Channel your inner craft lover and spruce up your home office with some fun DIY projects. Learn how to reupholster your office chair, print out your favourite Instagram photos for a wall feature, or use washi tape to give new life to objects around your office, like notebooks and file folders.