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3 Important Elements for Every Home Office

Discover the essentials that every homeowner should have in his or her work area

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Q: My sister lives in our family’s three-storey, four-bedroom house by herself since our parents live abroad. As a birthday gift for my sister, I want to transform my old room into her new office.

She has been taking visual arts classes and she will need a hip, new, inspiring space where she can express her creativity. My sister and I love art and color and design, yet I’ve run out of ideas. Please help. —Apreel V. Garcia

A: The biggest factor to consider in creating the mood of a space is color. Blue inspires creativity. You can use a lot of refreshing but calming shades like sky blue. You can also use a deeper hue like denim blue.

You must also make sure that the room has a lot of lighting options. Use sheer curtains for the windows to let natural light in. You can also bring in floor lamps and table lamps.

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Finally, you should also look for a nice desk, comfortable chair, and at least one bookshelf. Complete the space with interesting decor and accessories.

Click here for 8 Cute Ideas from a Home Office in Taguig.

Read the original article ("Ask It") in the January-February 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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