5 Tips for Creating an Aesthetic Home Office

We’ve all seen the aesthetic home offices that fill TikTok. Cute organization systems, cohesive color schemes, quirky desk decor, twinkly lights – it’s a whole vibe. So, how do you take that cute office inspo and turn it into reality? With this guide, of course! We’ll cover everything from how to make your home office cozy and inviting (think rugs, personalized decor, plants, comfy chairs) to the specifics that tie it all together, like color schemes. 

1. Start with the Right Furniture


The foundation of any home office is the furniture, and the most crucial piece is your desk. Choose one that suits your style — modern, contemporary, traditional, or bohemian — and provides enough space for your work essentials. An ergonomic chair is essential for long hours of sitting, and investing in an ergonomic mouse pad with wrist support can prevent strain during extended computer use. You want to make sure you’re physically comfortable while working so you can enjoy your beautiful home office.


2. Let in Natural Light


Physical comfort is essential, so in addition to ensuring that your back and wrist are supported with the proper furniture, you want to take care of your eyes. Not only can natural light reduce eye strain, but it can also do wonders for your mood and productivity—double win! Position your desk near a window to maximize the natural light in your workspace. On the other hand, if natural light is limited, artificial lighting, like a lamp, that mimics natural daylight can help create a bright and inviting atmosphere even without large windows.


3. Add Personal Touches


To make your home office feel like your own, you can add personal touches and decor elements that reflect your unique style. If you draw inspiration from motivational quotes, artwork, or vision boards, place these in a clear view of your workspace to help inspire and motivate you throughout the day. Cute desk accessories can also liven up your space and energize you as you work. Consider incorporating colorful stationery, playful desk organizers, and stylish storage solutions to keep your workspace functional and aesthetically pleasing.


4. Choose a Calming Color Scheme


Research has shown that color can impact your mood and your level of productivity. You can harness the power of color to your advantage by creating a serene and calming atmosphere in your home office. Choose a neutral color scheme with pops of color that energize and inspire you. Consider incorporating soft pastel shades or earthy tones for a modern, soothing vibe. If you enjoy playing with color, pattern, and texture, experimenting with washi tapes is a low-stakes way to regularly update and change your decor.


5. Keep It Organized


By taking time to establish an organizational system, even a small space or an office that doubles as a bedroom can be a sanctuary for productive work. Invest in desk storage solutions such as file organizers, drawer dividers, and shelving units to keep your workspace tidy and organized. But just because these pieces are functional doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. Decor pieces like baskets, trays, and bins can corral loose items and maintain a clutter-free environment while adding style to your space.


Visit CORT Furniture Outlet For Home Office Must-Haves

You spend a considerable chunk of your day working from your home office. Why make it the dullest room in your home? You can transform your work area from boring to beautiful with a bit of tweaking. No matter what style you opt for, CORT Furniture Outlet has what you’re looking for. With deals up to 70% off retail prices and same-day availability, CORT Furniture Outlet offers the gently used office furniture you need at prices you’ll love! Shop online or in-store today.

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