Like many people, I have been working out of my home office recently. And after spending so much time in the space I realized it can use a few updates. Now, since I can't run out to buy new furniture and accessories, I decided that the best way to update my office was to work with what I already had on hand. So not only is this a project to keep me busy, but it's also going to make my temporary working environment more enjoyable.
Paint is honestly your best friend when it comes to easy updates that make a big impact. My office is tiny and had been painted a gray that was a wee bit too dark for the space itself. To fix that, I simply went to my garage and found a gallon of paint that was an off- white. Switching to a lighter color brightened up the space and made it feel larger. I find that lighter home office paint colors, for example, Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige are great options.
Paint isn't only for the walls. You can paint and outdated piece of furniture to give it a new modern look. You can even paint your floors if you want. The beauty of using paint is that it gives you the chance to think outside of the box which means you can get as creative as you want.
2. Rearrange your furniture.
This is a great way to give your home office a new look. Not only can rearranging furniture change up the look of your office but it can even improve the layout of the room. I simply moved my desk under a window and now I have better lighting and a view.
3. Shop you home.
This is one of my favorite ways to change the look of a room. Instead of spending money on new items, look around the other rooms in your home. Grab items you think will work in your office. It can be anything a chair, an area rug, or pictures. Using the shop your home method is a great way for you to save money while keeping things fresh.