Interior Design and Decorating Ideas for Your Home Office

Posted by Michael Foran on Sun, Sep 01, 2013 @ 01:39 PM
Michael Foran

Interior Design and Decorating Ideas for Your Home Office are always centered around function.

So many people nowadays have an office in their home. Is this because the internet is so popular now? Is it because more and more people don't need to go into an office building when they can communicate just as well from their home computer?  Is it because it gives people more time to actually work on a project instead of wasting time driving to the office? Or is it because more people are starting their own businesses?

All of the above are correct and more and more people are using an office in their home.

It is very important to have a stylish, functional and visually appealing home office.  This can be done with the help of a professional interior designer.

The most important questions to ask before you decorate your home office are these:

            1.  What do you do in the space?  How do you use your home office?

2.  Do you invite clients into your home office?

3.  Do you have doors or some type of partition that will close off your home office from the rest of your home?

4.  Do you need a space for filing?  How many filing cabinets do you need?

5.  Do you need a space to keep office supplies?

6.  Do you need some chairs or seating for clients to use?

7.  Do you need room for a printer, a fax machine or a copier?

Because no two people are performing the same job, no two office spaces are alike.  A professional interior designer will customize the home office to fit your special needs.

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Of course, the first thing a professional interior designer will do, after asking you many questions about the use and style of your home office, is to create a practical and functional floor plan.

When choosing the right paint color for your Home Office, remember that some colors will put you to sleep and quiet your mind while other colors like yellow, orange and reds will stimulate your brain.

If your home office is small you might want a more neutral paint color.  Light neutral colors can make a small space appear to be much roomier.  So, before you choose a paint color, with the help of your interior designer, decide in advance whether you want a calming effect to help you stay focused on your work or a paint color that will make you feel more energetic.

Another important part of your Home Office is the furnishings.  You will need a comfortable office chair that fits you well.  You will also need a good place for your computer or laptop.  Upholstered furniture will make your home office more comfortable and be more inviting for your clients.  Do you need a regular desk with storage or just a counter top desk? 

A professional interior designer can help you make your home office comfortable, functional and stylish by proper space planning, functional furniture, adding a nice window treatment, a beautiful rug, artwork and desk accessories. If you would like help with your home office decorating or design, please contact Foran Interior Design with any questions or comments.

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Topics: Interior designer, decorating ideas, Home office ideas