There is a chance you have completely forgotten about the area in your house designed as the office until the COVID-19 pandemic has started and you have to get used to working from home. We bet it was likely cluttered with boxes of junk, papers, and unopened mail. But what can you do to improve your home office now that it has become vital to your productivity? How can you make it functional again when a whole family is home 24/7? If you are interested in using your DIY skills to create or redecorate your home office and making it as stylish as possible, please continue reading.
Here you will learn about some of the easiest home office DIY projects that can help you enjoy your workspace while social distancing. Forget about spending loads of money on new, expensive office decor and try one of these fun ideas instead.
Make It Comfortable
Do you think you need hundreds or thousands of dollars to get a good desk? Have you been using a suitcase, a pile of boxes, or a dining room table as your workspace? Well, you would be surprised to know you can easily build a desk yourself from a few wood pallets. Pallet wood is always easy to find, no matter where you live and it’s very useful for making all kinds of furniture. Make sure you have proper tools and lacquer to seal the wood. You can find loads of DIY pallet desk designs online and all it takes is a little bit of imagination. You can even invite a few friends to help you out and we guarantee you will have so much fun.
When it comes to comfort, choosing a good chair is equally important as having a great desk. Unfortunately, making your own chair can be a bit problematic if you want it to be very comfortable to sit in it for hours without any back pain. Experts recommend investing in high quality, ergonomic chairs. Scientists from ErgoTune.com advise people who sit a lot to try using adjustable chairs that can fit every body shape or size. If you are really into DIY projects, you can always add wheels to your chair and other office furniture. It may seem unnecessary but it will make your life easier because you will be able to move it for cleaning and rearranging without any problem. If you feel your office is a little bit dull, you can always refresh it by changing the fabric on your chair or painting the legs and arms a different color. This way you can make it a statement piece in no time without sacrificing your comfort. Getting your monitor at the right height is also essential for your comfort. You don’t want to strain your neck or back while working at your computer, so try making a monitor stand that will ensure your screen is at eye level. You can also slide the keyboard underneath it when you are not using it which will make your desk look neat and tidy.
Keep It Organized
Did you know that a wall organizer is a must-have this year? They are becoming extremely popular, but don’t worry – you won’t have to spend a ton of cash to be trendy. With just some leftover leather scraps and a bit of wood, you can make an amazing wall organizer, to help you keep your important documents and mail in order. It’s very easy to make, yet it adds a professional, chic look to any space. Another DIY item trending on social media is a dry-erase board. With all those Zoom meetings to keep track of, it’s nice to write everything down on a desktop board that you can make on your own in no time. Dry-erase boards are much more stylish and subtle than typical office whiteboards and, according to interior designers, you can have more flexibility with color, size, and decor if you make them yourself. A homemade desktop shelf can be a life-saver when you are trying to fit all your office tech into a small space. Try to incorporate drawers in order to have more storage space.
Rearranging your home office doesn’t have to be a chore, on the contrary, it can be rather fun if you let your imagination go wild and get creative. If you need more storage or you have a small space there are so many hacks that can make your office look fresh and original. For example, install some hooks on the back of the door, make a shelf above your desk, have a mail station, or use a lot of small, different-colored containers. It doesn’t take a lot of effort or money and it’s important to have a home office that suits your needs. When you work in a nice, organized, and tidy space, chances are that you will be more productive. So, it’s time to wake up your inner interior designer and enjoy while creating the best home office for yourself.