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3 tips to create an inspiring and organized workspace at home
This year has found many of us working from home—and sadly not in a well-appointed workspace. It is difficult to feel inspired or be productive while working in a disorganized space.
One of the best ways to get motivated is by creating a stylish and functional home office. Whether you use it to work from home or to keep up with the bills, a dedicated home office enables a more productive and creative home working environment. Here are our top tips for home office organization.
Have a Dedicated Workspace
Home office organization starts with a dedicated workspace. Whether your home office is a spacious room or a kitchen nook, decide and commit to an area that is best for you.
Once you know where your home office will be, you can select the right desk for the space. It’s important to know where your desk will be in order to pick one that’s suitably sized. Measure the available space to determine what size desk and chair will fit.
Another factor to consider is the direction you’d like your desk to face—ideally towards a window with a view. If this isn’t an option, choose a bright and sunny spot instead.
Keep it Clutter-Free and Give Everything its Place
One of the biggest factors of home office organization is keeping clutter to a minimum. Avoid filling your desk and instead keep your work items neatly tucked away. From papers to pens, give everything you use a dedicated place to live.
You can keep an orderly space by organizing your notebooks, objects and trays in a grid format. This organization style will give your items breathing room and allow your home office to have a polished look. Gather your pens into a votive holder or jar and place on a tray. This sophisticated look is also functional, as trays are easy to move around if you need to free up space.
Include Functional Furniture and Unique Objects for Inspiration
Your home office should be a stimulating place for you to work from. A great way to achieve this is to include unique inspirational objects. Artwork is especially important if you don’t have a lovely window view—it will give you motivation to creatively tackle your tasks. Artwork can include sculptures from your travels, striking paintings and small antique pieces.
Consider adding functional furniture such as a secretary style desk, which is perfect for anyone looking to save space and stay organized. We love that they offer tucked-away storage but open up to provide ample working room. Secretary style desks are practical and sophisticated—the ultimate desk for home office organization.
Maggie Erickson is the store manager at Ski Country Antiques & Home, a shop that specializes in one-of-a-kind antiques from northern Europe as well as new home decor items. View their profile or contact Maggie at 303-670-8726.
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