Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of women have been working from home. In fact, approximately 50% of the U.S. workforce has a job that allows them to work remotely at least part-time. However, after more than a year of staying inside and working from home, chances are you’re not as thrilled with your home office as you used to be.
Here are a few easy ways you can glam up your home office space to make your space a place worth working in.
Give Your Office a New Coat of Paint
Giving your home office an accent wall or a completely new coat of paint is a great way to spruce up your space in a single weekend. It only takes about four days to paint an entire average-sized home, so painting an office space will only take you a few hours. Consider painting the walls a relaxing sage green or a cooling gray color to help ease your mind while you work on those spreadsheets or video editing projects.
Set Up a Chic Cable Management Box
Cast routing technology enables faster website loading times, which is ideal when you’re working from home. Not so ideal? All the wires running along your walls. The good news is that you can find cute cable management boxes that help shield your cast routing tech from onlookers so you can work efficiently without sacrificing aesthetics.
Bring in Nature
Oftentimes, when you think of a home office, you think of the classic Girl Boss aesthetic complete with sleek chrome, white, and black. However, after spending so much time indoors and stressing during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to bring some of the good-natured outdoors indoors. Incorporate wood tones and natural fibers into your desk decor such as a wicker filing system or a woodblock paperweight. Surround your workspace with plants, real or fake, to create a calming and natural environment. These natural features have been shown to put our minds at ease and reduce stress.
Install a High-Resolution Computer Monitor
If you work on a computer, chances are you’ve heard that blue light can cause harm to your eyes and cause eye strain. However, blue light isn’t the only problem. Monitors with a low resolution can also cause eye strain, especially if you work in software development, design, or coding. Investing in a high-resolution monitor that matches your style is a great way to improve your home office and your eyesight at the same time.
Set Up an Eye-Catching Rug
If something seems to be missing from your home office and you’re not sure what, it could be an eye-catching rug. Rugs are just as important as your curtains and they play an important role in the overall look of your office space. If you have a bohemian aesthetic, consider laying down a jute rug for extra texture. Neutral tone rugs are great for offices that already have a lot of bold colors.
If you’ve been working from home since the beginning of the pandemic, your home office space may be in need of a refresh. Consider some of the tips above the next time you’re looking to glammify your workspace.