UPDATED March 26th, 2018

What used to be a dream is now a reality, and more people are working from home so office decorating ideas have taken on a whole new meaning. Telecommuting has become commonplace and the number of self-employed people calling their spare bedroom “the office” doubles and triples on a daily basis. Today many moms opt to work from home so they can care for their children without giving up their career. Global Workplace Analytics reports that, “2.8 million self-employed people consider home their primary place of work.”

For the home workspace to well, work, it has to be organized, neat and devoted only to office use. “Working from home is exciting because it offers an opportunity for real comfort and efficiency, but if the office is too casual, or isn’t effectively separated from the home environment, peak productivity may be lost,” says Joe Heinz, president of the Dallas interior architecture and design firm, Staffelbach. To help you get organized and make the home workplace a properly organized space devoted to making you more productive, we offer the following office decorating ideas and tips.

1. IKEA Modular Storage Shelves
Ikea designed these boxes to store kids’ toys. They serve double duty as both storage and innovative lighting. You need a bit of skill with saw and hammer to get the look but it’s worth the time and effort

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