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Sophisticated office & library designed by Miles Redd
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These Ikea storage boxes hold a ton of stuff in my office and
are a great buy and they even coordinate nicely (always important).
4) Good lighting is another essential item especially for those who are relegated to the basement as their only space in the house for an office. A desk lamp will help minimize eye strain, cause I know we all burn the midnight oil sometimes (or regularly in some cases). Overhead, general lighting should be nearby to help illuminate the space but not too close to cause glare on the computer screen. Remember to take a break every 20 minutes, and look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds - this helps eye strain.
design by Candice Olson
Notice how she's used a variety of lighting, including recessed pot lights,
a ceiling fixture and various lamps around the room.
Here's mine - it's 4x4 feet wide, room for lots of inspiration!
6) Add meaningful and special personal items to your space because you need something to remind you of why you are doing this every day. I've always had photos of my husband and son on my desk, scented candles when I'm working late help take the edge off, and I have a BREATHE sign above my desk that has been in a few offices over the years and reminds me to take a break when things get tough. Or at least to count to 10 before freaking out!! I'm sure my friends from my last office are smiling to see this again ;-)
I love designing home offices because it makes me feel good to know that a well designed space can actually improve productivity! I would love to see a picture of your beautiful space and, if it's not so great, let me know if you would like some tips on designing your own perfect stylish office.