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Designing a Home Office on a Budget

Want to design a gorgeous home office without blowing your limited budget? Here are some tips that will be very helpful:

 

Buy Second-Hand Wooden Furniture

If you need to buy new furniture for your home office, you can save money by buying wooden office chairs, desks, and cupboards second-hand. Wood furniture is durable and long-lasting. They are also elegant and never go out of style. It will be cheaper for you to buy second-hand wooden furniture and have them refurbished if necessary. You can also invest in buying furniture brand new, but make sure you choose a durable and bankable material like wood and not cheap options like plastic.

 

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Use Blinds Instead of Curtains

Buying new curtains even for a home office can be expensive, and also a bit unnecessary. Curtains easily block light. Make sure your new home office is well lit to make it a more pleasant place to work in. Plus, natural light saves money. You can easily control the amount of light that enters your home office with blinds. Bamboo blinds are quite stylish too. Choose blinds over curtains to save money and make the home office look more chic.

Use Carpeting Instead of Buying Rugs

Some home offices buy rugs to put under the desk or in the guest area. If you already have a rug, this is a good option. However, rather than ruining the overall decor with a cheap rug, have the home office carpeted. It’s easy to vacuum and clean. Rugs can be expensive in addition to being garish. If you need soft flooring underneath your feet, just go with carpeting right away to save money.

Buy Space-Saving Furniture

If you spend money on space-saving furniture, like wall-mounted racks, you can make the home office more space efficient and save several hundred dollars. Space-saving furniture serves multiple purposes. For example, a space-saving desk can double as a storage unit as well. You can prevent items cramming your home office by going with the space-saving option. Once you are done decorating, there should be plenty of space to walk around in your home office.

Stick to a Minimalist Design

Choose a minimalist interior decorating theme for your home office to save money and look chic. Minimalist themes eliminate clutter and waste. These designs are simply much more efficient in a number of ways, including being cost efficient. Minimalism is also the latest style that will make you more comfortable and proud of your workplace.

Buy Artwork from College Artists (Or Use Your Kids’)

You can decorate your office without wasting space with artwork. If you need to buy new artwork, try street artists and college art fairs. You can buy beautiful pieces for quite cheap. Some artists also give the option to name your price. If not, you can always frame your children’s artwork and hang it around the office to show off to everyone.

A simple way to save money designing a home office is to purge the need for paperwork. Choose to store your files digitally, and you won’t need to spend money buying file cupboards and large storage units.