You log a lot of hours in your home office, which is why it is so important to create a space that you enjoy spending time in. However, decorating a space doesn’t need to be an expensive affair. In fact, you may be surprised by the number of items you can repurpose, making the decorating process not only very economical but also very green! Here are some budget decorating home office tips.
Bring in Plants & Flowers from Your Garden
Plants can be purchased on the cheap. Not only do they liven up a space, but they also improve the air quality in the process! Another idea to decorate your home office is to cut fresh flowers from your garden.
Baskets are very inexpensive. Not only can they be used as decorative pieces on your desk, for example, but they are also the number one storage solution – a great alternative to expensive organizers.
Use What You Have
Incorporate knick knacks that are already in your home. Some great options for home offices are seashells (depending on your particular aesthetic), a teapot, books, or knickknacks that you may have picked up during your travels. When it comes to decorating home office spaces, the options are endless.
Decorate with Candles
Candles are a simple way to create a lot of atmosphere in your home office, especially when you are burning the midnight oil. Candles of differing heights look great when grouped together. You may already have some on hand, and if not, they can be easily purchased at the dollar store.
Turn a vase into a pencil and pen holder – both practical and decorative at the same time! Alternatively, you could also choose a mug with a fun pattern on it to store your office supplies in a decorative fashion. If you have old vintage containers around your home, this is also a great way to hold office supplies. You may be surprised to find the number of items that you already have in your home that could be used in unexpected ways.
Turn Canvases into Paintings
Paintings can be a pretty penny. To cut down on the cost, simply purchase some canvases from an office supply store and staple fabric over them. Alternatively, you could also paint them with an interior latex paint instead. These are great for brightening up any space.
Visit a Second-Hand Store
Lastly, don’t hesitate to visit a second-hand store like Value Village. You may be surprised by the number of quality and unique items you will find on the cheap!
If you are looking to transform your home office, contact one of our talented interior designers at Bedford Brooks. Our work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelane.