3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Home Office

That Working GirlHi there, I'm Jacquin! The owner of Interiors by Jacquin, an interior design business and inspirational décor blog.  I am thrilled to be a guest contributor for That Working Girl today, bringing you chic interior design inspiration and stylish decor tips.

Home Office design by John Donkin

Home Office design featuring a chalkboard paint accent wall, Image via Decoist, John Donkin architect 

It's always great to have a space at home where you can get work done, and when your office is at home, you can style it any way you want – one of the best parts about a home office, I’d say! Here are three tips for getting the most out of your home office, focusing on both style and function.

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Photo via Everything Leb, Designed by Ansley Interiors

First, always remember that if you're short on space, more than one person can share a home office. The offices featured today maximize space by including a place for two people to work independently. Above we see one long desk for two people, and below two smaller desks facing one another, depending on what your space allows for. I wouldn't feel crammed in either of these spaces.

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Image via Iconosquare, Office Headquarters of Kelly Wearstler

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Image via Lonny

Second, add a touch of glamour to your home office!  Luckily adding glam isn't hard at all, just add a hint of black.  Black equals instant glam as you can see in these office designs (above & below).  Très chic indeed.

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Image via Pinterest, Hautkhuuture Blog

Third, if you don't have a home office, create one!  If you can spare a small closet, you can make for yourself an office in no time. Take a look at the sunny closet-turned-office below.  If this is the perfect DIY project for your office lacking space, then click over to House Beautiful's suggestions for making the most out of a closet turned office.

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Image via Apartment Therapy, Decorology

As a bonus, be sure to include color in your home office, too!  Bright colors are energizing and so can be perfect for a home office.  Below, the pink burst of color is the highlight of this feminine office. So for your home office, trade your caffeine for color.

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Image via House Beautiful, Designed by Ashley Whittaker, Photography James Merrell

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