DIY Decoration for Your Home Office
If you are the kind of person that works from home, you are probably aware of how your home office furniture impacts your productivity. You can boost your efficiency by de-cluttering and properly organizing your work space. And most importantly, you will not have to spend much money, as these DIY decorations are incredibly cost-efficient. They also do not require much time to accomplish so you will get organized and clutter-free in no time.
Some DIY Ideas for Your Desk
Desk plays the major role in any office space, it should be comfortable and functional. Although getting a customized desk for your work space can be very expensive, you can still get a table and save some money by putting some of these DIY ideas to work. Of course, there is nothing wrong with spending money on your home office furniture, and if you are in such a position there is a great office furniture store.
A shelf-supported DIY desk is an excellent choice if you have some old shelves just lying around. You need to get a top for the table, you can use wood cut to size it and then sand it, and then just lay the top on two supporting shelves. What is good about this idea is that you can use what you already have and you will get plenty of storage space or display area.
A home studio desk is a good choice for people who are into music production, for instance. You will need a table top and four legs to make the main desk base. Then you can add another shelf for a keyboard and a monitor. You will have plenty of space for the monitor, speakers and keyboard if you hide all the cables underneath the desk. This desk can be made for around 75 dollars.
A DIY standing desk is a great choice because it does not need much space and makes you stand which is good for your health. You can make it from an old filing cabinet, which you can restore, and some stuff you can get at a hardware store. Use 30 cm legs for the main board and 10 cm legs for the monitor shelf.
A pottery barn inspired desk is a great option if you already have a corner desk and some wooden file cabinets. You can start with painting the top and the cabinets in white. Then you will remove the legs and hardware from the desk and add some braces to the back corner. What you get is a brand new table that looks better than ever.
Some More DIY Decorations
You can use some pretty simple trick to organize your work space. For example, you can use binder clips to de-tangle cords. You just need to attach binder clips to the side of your desk so it can hold USB and other cables.
Another trick is to re-use an old shutter, for the purpose of holding the bills. You can use the top half as an inbox and the bottom half as an outbox.
In order to get more storage space you can re-purpose and old window. You can hang reminders and put a chalkboard for family reminders.
If you have some scrap wood lying around useless, you can turn it into a handy pencil holder. You can also use scrap wood to make a little stand for your smartphone.
You can use jars to create additional storage space in several ways. For instance, you can hot glue five jars together and use them to store pens, pencils, staples, etc. Another option is to remove a shelf, place it upside down on work surface, place the lids two inches apart from one another. Then you should screw, nail or glue the lids in place, and screw in jars, to finalize the process.