These Moms Gave Their Home Offices Pretty Pink Makeovers
The bright hue is an instant mood booster!
If you’re planning to start working from home, having a dedicated work space will help you manage distractions and allow you to focus on work. Another perk is that personalizing your home office is an instant mood booster and makes you more productive — just ask these moms!
Members of Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMoms), an online community that aims to assist and support Filipina mothers in their freelancing journey, shared photos of their workstations and home offices. We discovered that many of them loved the color pink!
If this is also your favorite color, read on to see how you can incorporate this bright and cheery shade into your own workstation. (Click here for more home office inspo!)
A certified pink lover, Dhee Romero, a social media marketing and outreach influencer manager really invested in accessories in her favorite hue. This includes her computer case, keyboard, mouse, fan, speakers, and headset. She also has a pink accent wall and her office chair and pillows are in the same shade as well.
Because her accessories are all brightly-colored, her husband and uncle DIY’d her desk with plywood and then painted it white. It only cost her Php1,500.
Dhee shares that she constantly upgrades her workstation. “On my second year working from home, I buy things by piece when I can already afford it,” the 29-year-old mom says. When she started having multiple clients, she made enough money to invest on multiple desktops and laptops.
Dhee says her office is not only proof of her hard work as a homebased employee — it also makes her more efficient. “It’s part of my motivation [to work] and it makes me less stressed even if I am working for multiple clients,” she shares.
Use as an accent
Mom Michelle Casillano, a dispatcher and support specialist for a US-based lawn care company, used pink to highlight certain areas of her workstation. Her mousepad, gaming chair, and mouse are also in the vibrant shade.
The 28-year-old mom says her desk was a steal at Php2,500 because she got it form a Japan surplus store. But the overall cost of her home office is at around Php55,000. “I buy them one by one whenever I have extra budget,” she shares.
However, Mitch says she doesn’t regret upgrading her peripherals from time to time. “This is my bread and butter so I don’t feel guilty whenever I buy something for my workstation because it makes me more productive and I know that I deserve it,” she says. “I’ve been homebased for more than a year now and I am very proud that I was able to build a cute workstation for myself.”
Combine it with black
Since most of her other gadgets are in black, mom Honey Arevalo, an e-commerce virtual assistant and social media manager, incorporated her favorite hue into her workstation by choosing accessories with pink borders — her gaming chair, mousepad, and monitor have pink accents. Her curtains and table over are in the same shade, too!
“I bought my secondhand desk from a friend for Php800. My mouse pad (Php400) and stand (Php500) were gifts from my client last December,” she shares. The 34-year-old mom also invested in a more comfortable chair (Php900), an external monitor for multitasking (Php9,500), and laptop for Php55,000.
Honey says she loves having a home office. “It’s very comfortable and I have less back pain. It makes me productive and we plan to change the design every three months.”
This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.
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