6. Add a Gallery Wall
Few things are as perfect as a well-appointed gallery wall. No wonder it’s an interior designer’s go-to solution. A gallery wall provides the ability to create a flexible and customizable narrative that can be added to and improved on overtime.
Gallery walls instantly add a sense of style and sophistication to a home office and are the perfect way to bring in color, shape, and form.
7. Be Sure to Add Layers
A home office should be comfortable and inviting. As with all spaces within the home, layering is a great way to introduce pattern, color, and texture. Layering is the act of building the room from the ground up by taking individual design elements and pulling them together to create a cohesive look. It’s used to provide depth to a space that can take any room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Effective layering includes everything from textiles (pillows, area rugs, throws), lighting (overhead, table lamps, ambient features), furniture (sofas, chairs, coffee tables, accent tables), wall hangings (artwork, mirrors, photos), wall treatments (paint, wallpaper) and décor (vases, floral arrangements, books).
8. Windows and Mirrors
Situating your workstation by a window boosts productivity. If a location near this natural light source is not an option, bring in visually impactful mirrors. Mirrors can make spaces feel more expansive, and bounce around natural light. They absorb the image of light in the room and create the sensation of brightness and depth.
9. Add Some Plants
Plants not only add color, but some can also improve air quality. Try adding a houseplant in a decorative pot and place it next to your desk. Unique vases can also be the perfect place to add fresh flowers to every other week.