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DIY Home Office

The home office can be one of the most bland and uninteresting portions of the home. In essence, many work-at-home individuals tend to view their home office as a workplace and nothing more. The rooms can become drab, cold, and uninviting. This makes work difficult for several individuals and can cause a slight depression over time. There are ways to increase the look of a home office. Here are a few do-it-yourself home office decor options that can offer a new look to the room and a more inviting area to work in.

Cottage Look

 

The cottage look is a quick and easy way to transform a drab home office into a unique and inviting home office. By using old shutters on either side of the desk you can create a ready to use area to store files, notes and letters. By choosing a rustic paint option you can paint the shutters anyway you would like to be more inviting. In addition to the shutters you can also use contact paper with a country design or garden design on a desk to transform the desk weekly and easily as well as being cost effective. Other items that can be used in the cottage look are fabric and ribbon memo boards, lattice work and frames garbage cans (which can also be a do-it-yourself project) or garden style decals and outdoor decor.

Contemporary Office

 

Some individuals work better when they are in a traditional office setting. One way to do this is to create a contemporary office design for the home office area. Dark wood furniture, a more comfortable chair, a throw rug and a full office look can transform a drab room into a contemporary office design that makes the individual feel like they are in a traditional office rather than a room in their home. This is an easy way to remodel the office and to give it a new look without breaking the budget. In fact, many individuals who have chosen the contemporary office look for their home office decor are able to sublet do-it-yourself projects by utilizing classified ads to finds office is going out of business who may have more cost-effective furniture options available to fit into the do-it-yourself decor.

Modern Office

 

A modern office is one that may seem to be a more costly option when in fact it isn't. A few years ago many offices switched to a modern office look. This look included glass top desks, brushed steel or copper accent pieces and mash or web based DeskJet. The lines were sleek and the look was open. Though some may have found a cold office, others find this very inviting. Because offices change their look on occasion it has become increasingly easy to find an office that is discarding their modern office furniture and needing to get rid of it quickly so that new furniture can be moved in. By combing classified ads from businesses getting rid of their modern office furniture and by utilizing old windows and other options you can create your own modern office quickly and easily as well as maintaining a budget friendly option.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.