Making the Home Office Beautiful

Making the Home Office Beautiful

Gregory Han
May 30, 2008

Maxwell did a bit of "reveal behind the curtain" posting today with his entry showing my home office. Looking at it from a guest's perspective, I know I'd like to eventually spruce it up. Though my home office is functionally fine, it's a room I'd love to redo with a bit more cohesive panache...

I'm thinking of possibly doing something inspired by the image at the top from WhereWeDoWhatWeDo by using leftover Inhabit wall tiles from my January Jumpstart or optimizing vertical space by adding some tall bookcases directly behind the desk and creating a similar see-thru desktop (with a cleaner desk and without the can of Heineken ontop).

If we only had a little more space, we could create an organized and sparse desktop area like Accolady's setup. There's something calming and serene about an uncluttered desktop, whether it's on your actual desk or on your computer screen.

But really, the first place I'll need to start off is planning a better cord and cable organization system like the under the desk solution shown above or creatively through a bit of DIY work.

It's many ways organizing a smaller space is much more difficult and involved than a larger space; the spatial limitations considered against the multiple utility factors and hardware components of a home office strongly shape what designs can or cannot work. And that's all before factoring in whether it even looks good to a discriminating eye. We'll report back as we make progress in the coming weeks (or months).....

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