Home Office

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Office Feel Bigger

Let’s face it, sooner or later we all feel like having a bigger home office. This isn’t always possible. However, there are a few ways to make your home office feel bigger. Here are some of the best ways.

1. Turn your physical documents and files into digital documents and digital files. You might be surprised at how much larger your office will look when you don’t have a bunch of documents and files laying around. If you store these documents in filling cabinets, then you can get rid of the cabinets after you turn your files and paperwork into digital versions. If some of your paperwork cannot be turned into digital copies, then downsize your storage space and store the paperwork there.

2. Adding a mirror is a good way to make space look bigger. You don’t have to use a large mirror, as a small or medium-sized mirror should do the trick. If you want to make your space look even bigger, then place two medium wall mirrors, but place them on opposite sides of each other. If this isn’t possible, then feel free to use just one mirror.

3. Clutter can make your home office smaller than it really is, so you should take the time to de-clutter your office. Generally speaking, you should get rid of anything you don’t need and you should neaten up any space in your office, such as your table, desk and other pieces of furniture inside your home office. If possible, get rid of any furniture you don’t need.

Need help? Try this:

http://lifehacker.com/5641578/top-10-ways-to-organize-and-streamline-your-workspace

As previously mentioned, it’s not always possible to make your home office bigger. However, the above ways can make your office feel bigger. Go ahead and implement the above tips and advice and before you know it, your office will feel a lot bigger.

Design Tips

Super Cheap Office Supplies That Will Restyle Your Office

We all know how hard it can be to find a nice looking office accessories. Whether it be art for your walls or lamps for your desk, finding the right product that not only matches your style but is practical in your space can be quite challenging. My mission is to go out into the world wide web and find those cute office supplies that make you want to spend those extra hours hustling in your office space.

Lets Talk Printables. You might be familiar with printables, they are super easy to buy, download and print. They can also make a world of difference in your home office. Printables are a great way to quickly change the art work in your office without breaking the bank. Here’s an example of some lovely printables we found on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223735677/blue-circle-geometric-print-art?ref=market

https://www.etsy.com/listing/244202713/lioness-print-lioness-art-geometric?ref=market

Printables aren’t just limited to pretty art work either, there are plenty of printable calendars and printable to-do lists that not only look amazing but are easy to print from your home printer.

Notebooks are a great way to keep your ideas organized and in one place. However, not everyone can afford that Kate Spade Notebook, as pretty as it might be. Not fret though, there are plenty of stunning and high quality notebooks that wont set you back. Here are a few that I found that I may need to buy:

Finally, every office needs a good desk. Now, before you head down to your local furniture shop take a second and think exactly what you need. I recently put a blank of wood on top of two cabinets and boom! New Desk. And, it only cost me about $50.

 

Freelancers

The Skinny On Why Co-Working Spaces Are Great For Freelances

With one out of three workers in the United States considering themselves freelancers, it’s really not surprising that more and more offices are being repurposed as co-working spaces for freelancers. While all freelancers know about the benefits of being around other people while working, as against working at home in their pajamas, these benefits are not just in their minds.

As a matter of fact, according to the Harvard Business Review in a report published in 2015, co-working spaces provide different ways for freelancers to thrive. The key here is feeling that they are part of a community.

We really do not need to tell you, but freelancing and working at home can make one feel isolated and it’s easy to let oneself go, like no toothbrushing and not doing other hygienic stuff. Freelancing and sharing the same space with other freelancers, though, forces one to get up and get dressed. More importantly, it forces them to talk to people.

This actually makes them more productive as they can live off the energies of other people while not getting caught up in petty office politics. Also, working in a co-working area also reduces the cost of working at home. You can be a freelancer even if you do not have WiFi or even a computer at home, which is unlikely in this day and age, but it does tell you what co-working spaces offer freelancers.

Are you looking for a place to work because you find working at home boring and working at Starbucks a little too noisy? You can definitely benefit from pooling your resources with other freelancers and creating a co-working space. There are, however, existing office spaces that are looking for people just like you. You just need to look for them.

Resources:

https://www.coworker.com/

https://desksnear.me/

https://www.sharedesk.net/

 

News

Welcome To A Fresh Start

Thanks for checking out my blog. That’s so nice of you to stop by. I’ve been an interior designer for most of my adult life so it’s basically all I know! After many years of wanting to share my knowledge I’ve finally taken a leap of the edge in into the world of blogging. I’m so excited to be here.

SO, what can you expect? Well, it’s simple really. I love all things office related. Now, I don’t mean that grey cubicles and row upon row of CRT computer monitors. I’m taking about the home office, a place that is meant to inspire creativity. I’ve been working from my home for my whole life and I’ve learned how important it can be to have a place that motivates you to push hard and really try to achieve the goals you’ve set out for yourself. Yeah, I know, it sounds a bit wishy-washy by it’s the honest truth. A well design place of work can only produce good result.

So, lets get started on this adventure.

xoxo

Sussanna