Are you working from home? Today, more people than ever before are swapping the daily commute for a 30 second journey from the kitchen to the home office, and it’s proving to be a successful swap! Working from home means more time to focus, fewer distracting co-workers (children excluded) and less money spent on travel, parking and even those expensive meal deals!
But if your home office is looking a little drab, giving the area an entire makeover, so you can enjoy the time you spend in there makes sense. Interestingly, you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your home office to a high standard. While images on Instagram and Pinterest might leave you feeling incapable of replicating stylised looks and themes, this post will show you how you can decorate your home office on a limited budget, read on to find out more.
Update Your Photos
Displaying photos of your friends, family and most cherished moments is a simple but effective way to revamp your office. But instead of using traditional frames or canvases, why not shake things up a little? Metal photo prints are an alternative and striking way to display your memories. These thin aluminium plates come with a special coating on top to ensure that their colour and vividness lasts a lifetime, they’re also easy to install on the walls of your office and come in a variety of sizes to suit your office space. If you have beautiful photos hidden away within your smart devices (let’s face it – who doesn’t?) then metal photo prints are the perfect way to bring them to life.
Add a Rug
You may not have the budget to completely recarpet or install a new flooring solution in your home office, but even if you want to complete an office makeover, you don’t have to! Instead of ripping up the floor, consider adding a new rug instead. A well-positioned rug can quickly transform your working space, giving you an extra layer of comfort and effortlessly complementing your other colour choices. It’ll also give you an extra layer of insulation in the colder months.
Get Thrifting and Try Upcycling
Buying second hand is a clever way to redesign your home office and get the furniture you need whilst on a tight budget. Head to your local charity or thrift store, or even use online marketplaces like Facebook and eBay to source unwanted items. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could even upcycle them to ensure they match the rest of your interior choices.
Check What You Already Have
It’s easy to splash out on a new desk lamp, without realising you have a perfectly good one hidden in the bottom of your closet. To revamp your office space on a budget, make a list of what you need and then check in your home to see what you already have. You’ll save yourself a bundle and rediscover some hidden gems!
Decorating your office on a budget is easy when you know how, consider these steps to get the look you want – for the price you need!