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10 Tips on Creating a Chic Home Office

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Don’t settle for a boring home office
A home office doesn’t have to be a boring room, according to fashion blogger Christine Andrew of Hello Fashion and POPSUGAR. Here are her 10 tips on creating a chic home office:

  1. Keep it organized
    Get rid of the clutter in your work space and you will clear the chaos in your mind. Make sure you have sufficient storage with a few décor items that will give the room some life.
  1. Pick the right desk
    It’s your work surface and it’s a critical element in the home office. Make sure your desk gives you enough room to stretch out.
  1. Choose a lively paint color
    Forget about the beige painted office: you need a color that gets your work motor humming,” said HGTV. Think bright and cheery or choose a calming shade.
  1. Consider the view
    Natural light with a view of the outside keeps the inspiration flowing.
  1. Make it masculine
    Every office should include some masculine touches throughout, because leadership is largely defined by the male psyche, according to Difference Works, a site designed to stimulate a meaningful dialogue about difference in the workplace.
  1. Create a separation
    Working from home can be more comfortable, but if you allow your home environment into the mix, your productivity may be lost.
  1. Light it up
    In sunny Santa Barbara, it’s easy to allow natural light top steam into any room. Add some good lighting to work when it’s dark outside.
  1. Take a seat
    Invest in a great chair,” said HGTV. “A beautiful, ergonomically-correct, comfortable seat is worth every dime.”
  1. Make it fun
    Adding some flair and fanciful style will help keep your mind open.
  1. Keep it stylish
    Make sure your space speaks to you and you will not only be comfortable, but you will also be more creative.

As you can see by this blog, your environment can make a huge difference to those of us lucky enough to be able to work from home. I love my home office and feel both productive and creative in the space. If you’re considering putting the “home” in your office, why not consider a home in MontecitoSanta BarbaraHope RanchSummerland or Carpinteria? That’s where I come in. Give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at Let’s find the perfect space for your home office!

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