7 Home Office Updates for Under P5,000
Discover how to improve your personal working space on a limited budget
What's not to love about working from home? For one, you can spend less time stuck in notorious Manila traffic and more time doing the things that you actually want to do! You can see your family and friends more often and focus on the interests that are not related to work. You can even read more books, pick up a new hobby, and finally achieve the coveted work-life balance.
If you would like to create an organized home office that will allow you to be efficient and productive, here are a few interesting ideas that you should consider:
Before anything else, you should find the perfect spot for your home office. It should be a cozy corner that has natural light and ideal ventilation. It should also be quiet enough for you to be able to work in peace.
If you don't have an extra room that you can use as a home office, one corner will be enough!
Separate the corner from other areas by creating an accent wall. You can paint one wall or put up wallpaper on one wall. You can also hang up a framed piece of art.
We're dreaming of a white... home office? Yes, you read that right! A predominantly white home office looks clean and streamlined. You may consider investing in white walls, floors, furniture, and furnishings.
RL Tip: Complement white design elements with bleached wood details!
If your home office is too small, you can install wall shelves to make room for important things! A few wall shelves will serve functional and decorative purposes. It will help you organize your belongings and make the area look more interesting.
If two or three wall shelves are not enough, you can put up shelves on an entire wall. Instead of using paint, wallpaper, or artwork, this is also another way to create an accent wall.
RL Tip: For a seamless look, you should paint the shelves white!
Add charm and character to your home office with a vintage piece! Look for an old floor lamp or a rustic wooden chair at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales.
To furnish his own home office, former Real Living creative director Gwyn Guanzon transformed basic chairs with floral fabric! You can also use unique patterns for your own office chair.
RL Tip: If you don't want to pay for reupholstery, you should drape a nice shawl on your chair. Top it with a beautiful pillow to complete the look.
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