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How to create the perfect mood board
I believe that even the self-described least creative people can incorporate a mood board into their office's design scheme: it's all a matter of figuring out how to pick a style that works best for you.
Buying a Home Office Laptop? 5 Top Picks
Review this selection of the best laptops for home offices and see which will suit your needs. Look for features that will let you accomplish your tasks.
Fast and Easy Office Updates
There are a ton of easy ways to change up your office that don't take up much of your precious time, and have still have a big impact on your space.
The Top 5 Computers for the Home Office
Not every home office needs the same PC. Here are five PCs, from travel-friendly notebooks to powerful desktop workstations, for every need.
Buying a New Laptop? Read This First
Buying a new laptop can be a difficult and expensive decision. Here is the information you need to make sure you get the right hardware for your home office.
Sample Home Office Layouts
Some sample home office layouts to help you create your own dream home office. Not all spaces are square and you may have to share your home office with another room. Use these examples of home office layouts to spark your creativity.
Design Your Dream Home Office with These 5 Tools
These online tools provide you with a way to test ideas without costing a fortune. You can play with layouts and see what will work for your home office.
Essential Software Programs for Your Home Office
Learn about the variety of software programs you may have to consider purchasing when you work from your home office. You may not need all these programs but you will need some and you must know what you are looking for and why you need that software.
Best Desktop Computers for Home Offices
Selecting a desktop computer for your home office provides many options for your to consider. Review this list of desktop computers to see which model may suit your needs best.
How to Create a Windows 7 Screen Resolution...
Create a Windows 7 shortcut for your Taskbar that lets you access the Control Panel's Screen Resolution window with a single click.
Get Your Smart Phone Working for You
Using your smart phone can help you get things accomplished from a variety of locations. Learn more about smart phone apps that will help you work better in your home office.
Before You Buy: A Home Office Desk
Let's look at some of the factors you need to consider before you buy a home office desk.
Arms on Home Office Chairs: Why Are They So...
You may not realize how important the arms can be on your home office chair and why find the right style of arms can be beneficial to you.
Cluttered Cable Wires? 5 Ways to Keep Them...
Disorganized piles of power, data and phones cables can becomes a visual blight in your home office. Here are five simple tips for getting your cables under control.
Before You Buy: Home Office Computers
What factors do you need to know before you buy a home office computer? Find out what specifications you should consider before purchasing.
Getting Your Home Office Organized
Factors to consider when going to purchase a file cabinet for your home office.
Common Problems with Home Office Chairs
When you run into a problem with your home office chair there may be an affordable solution other than replacing the chair and giving up the one you love.
7 Home Office Desk Styles: Which Is Right for...
When you begin to look at home office desks you'll find that their styles vary and the functionality each style offers will vary as well. Learn more about the different styles of home office desks so that you can select the best home office desk suited to your needs.
DIY tips for intermediate crafters
Summer weekends often mean a lot of home projects. But what lots of step-by-step instruction lists don't provide are some intuitive tips that make your crafting time much easier.
Creating a Home Office in a Small Space
We may not always have a large room for our home office so here are some ideas that you can incorporate for small spaces for your home office.
Five Office Hacks That Could Change Your Work...
Office Lifehacks: Tips and tricks to hack your way into a better office + work life.
DIY Office Storage
Having a chic and organized office can come at quite the cost! Fortunately, I've got some great DIY office storage ideas that are equally as fabulous as they are functional.
Want Better Home Office Lighting? Check Out...
Proper lighting is a critical part of any home office.
Hands-On Home Office: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500...
The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 is an impressive, compact, sheetfed scanner that can turn piles of unruly paper into fully searchable PDFs.
Before You Buy: a Home Office Chair
Looking at home office chairs can be overwhelming and you need to know what factors to consider before you purchase your chair for your home office. Learn more about buying a home office chair so that you select the right one for you.
Design and Build a Home Office Desk: 6...
Get inspiration from these examples of DIY to create your own home office desk.
10 Things to Know Before Designing a Home Office
A lot goes into successful home office design. These are 10 things to consider before you get started if you're looking to build the ideal workspace.
5 Stylish Ways to Banish Ugly Cords
There are so many options for hiding, disguising, or transforming the cords that give power to your work. Good cords should neither be seen nor heard, they should just fuel your devices. Here are some of my favorite ways to transform those pesky necessities.
Chair Mats for Home Office Carpets
A chair mat on a carpeted floor not only provides protection for your carpet but allows you to move more easily around your home office.
How to snap out of a bad mood when you’re...
How to snap out of a bad mood when you’re working from home-We all have those days. The days where you wakeup and you just CAN’T haha. Either it’s a snowball of a lot of things happening in life or you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Either way, how do you perk yourself up so that you get work done?
5 steps to decluttering your office
Here's how to declutter your office in five simple steps.
Seven Ways to Make Your Office Prettier
After what seems like the longest summer in recent history, Fall has finally sprung and winter is fast approaching. It’s finally time to pile on a few layers and spruce up your space for the colder months. Here are seven of my favorite ways to make your office prettier this season
Create your own abstract art
Abstract art is often criticized as being the "I could do that myself" art form. While that's obviously
Improving Posture with a Kneeling Chair
An overview of available kneeling chairs to help improve the ergonomics of your home office.
10 Things to Ask Before Designing a Home Office
If you are planning to create your own home office, there are some important factors that you need to consider before you even begin to design your home office. Learn what these factors are and learn how you can create your ideal home office.
Best Laser Printers for Your Home Office
An overview of the top laser printers for home offices.
Chair Mats for Home Office Hardwood Floors
If you have a hardwood floor in your home office then you want to do everything that you can do to protect that flooring from damage. A hardwood chair mat will also provide you with a better surface for moving around your home office.
L-Shaped Desks for Home Offices
A selection of some of my favorite L-shaped desks for home offices.
Selecting a Home Office Chair Style
Finding the right chair for your home office begins with knowing what style of home office chair you need. Learn more about the styles of home office chairs that are available.
Building Your Home Office Chair
Here are the steps to building your home office chair. It doesn't take long to assemble a home office chair but it does require patience.
Painting tips no one tells you
The transformative power of paint is amazing, and while painting a wall or is pretty intuitive, there are definitely some necessary information that you can only learn with time and experience.
Free ways to redo your office
Since I spend my days pining over amazingly fabulous offices on Pinterest and Instagram that are far beyond my means, I totally understand the dilemma of wanting to have a great office space but not having the budget to spare for some serious updates.
How to make vintage pieces work in the office
Though you may not realize, vintage items totally have a place in the office as well; it just takes a little bit of creativity.
Protecting Your Home Office Electronics
Prevent damage and loss of data in your home office by having and using surge protectors. It's an easy way to protect your valuable home office electronics.
How to design the perfect desk
Hooray, you've finally made it out of the cubicle circuit and are moving up to the big desk life. I've figured out the the basic building blocks of the ideal desk that you can use to assemble your quintessential workplace setup.
Good habits for a consistently organized office
The key to always having a clean office isn't to clear it periodically; it's to make it so no cleaning needs to happen in the first place. Adapting some simple organization habits is a surefire way to maintain a consistently tidy office.
How to have a chic gold office
Gold is the ultimate accent color in any space. It brings an element of luxury, glamour and style to an otherwise dull office setting - literally.
Solid Wood
Definition of solid wood. Solid wood can be used to make desks, cabinets and other useful home office furnishings.
Purchasing a Laptop
If you are looking at purchasing a laptop as either your primary computer or as an additional computer then there are several factors you need to thing about. Learning about the different features each style of laptop offers and what features are necessary for your to work will enable you to make the best decision.
How to choose a paint color
One of the easiest ways of transforming a space is repainting the walls, but choosing the perfect color can be really tricky.
Office furniture: when to splurge and when to...
With all the hype around DIYs, IKEA hacks, and alternative design options, it's hard to know if it's ever worth it to shell out a lot of money for office furniture.
Managing Pets in the Home Office
Studies have shown that pets offer proven health benefits, including helping reduce symptoms of stress. Here are some things to consider if you want to open your home office to a pet.
Home Office File Organization Made Easy
A 2 drawer filing cabinet is an excellent addition to any home office and provides you with a secure method of keeping your work safe and out of harms way.
How to Make Your Temporary Cubicle Feel Like Home
Are you dreaming of that corner office with those large windows? Do you have the cubicle blues? Just because you are using a temporary cubicle doesn’t mean you can’t make it personal and chic!
How to choose your office art-tips and tricks
What’s a room without a great piece of art? Your office should be no exception. I find it as necessary to the room as a desk is. Seriously! Art is not only a cornerstone of great design, it also adds texture, personality, and sophistication to a room, as well as serves as a great source of visual stimulation and inspiration.
Perfect closet offices
If you've got a spare closet (or one that isn't being utilized to its fullest potential), it could make the perfect home to your office-away-from-the-office workspace.
Thinking Outside the Box for a Home Office Desk
Your choices for a home office desk don't have to be limited to the traditional style of desk, there are other alternative options which may work better in your home office. Review some of the different options available for home office desks.
Creating a Wirelss Home Network
Here are some of the wireless routers available for you to use in your home office.
Lighting Your Home Office
Learn more about the different types of lighting that you have available for your home office so that you can work better.
Can Color Really Influence How Well We Work?
Can the right color of paint affect how well you work in your home office? Does the color really have that much impact? Learn more about picking the right colors for your home office so that you can be productive and comfortable.
Best Spray Paint Crafts
If you're at all familiar with the DIY world, you know all about the transformative power of spray paint.
How to Make a Dark Office Work
While a lot of people like the look of a dark office, they find them too difficult to design. However, I've got some great, simple tips to follow for how to make a dark office work.
Luxe Additions for a Glamorous Office Space
I've found that there are a few key elements that when added to an office, elevate the aesthetic to the millionth degree. Here are some easy ideas you can follow that will give your co-workers some serious office envy!
Preventing Damage to Your Laptop
Here are 9 common sense tips to practice weekly to ensure that you are using your laptop safely and preventing damage.
How to Personalize Built Ins
Though they’re not as common in corporate office spaces (but that’s not to say they’re never there), the room you use as your home office could very likely have a built-in. For some, this is even more of a letdown since you usually have a bit more creative freedom in your home than in an externally owned space.
How to Make your Office Feel more Like Home
How to Make your Office Feel more Like Home- The trick is to keep your traditional office structure and incorporate certain elements that warm up a space. Here are my favorite tips on how to make your office feel homier.
Additional Seating for Your Home Office
Having extra seating available for your home office is a nice way to make guests feel more welcome. There are a variety of styles to match your home office decor or match the style of your home office.
5 Ways to Glam up your Desk
Here are a few ways at making your desk more GLAM.Too many people leave their desks barren and devoid of fabulousness. Just because you meet deadlines while you’re there doesn’t mean your desk can’t look chic.
Pretty Palettes: Decorating your WorkSpace With...
Pastels are a favorite for lots of people and when it comes to designing your office space, there are several ways to do it. Here are a few tips, tricks and how-tos when it comes to designing your space with pastels.
How to make a small office look big
This is a very common problem in the office, but as the Office Stylist, I have found a few key tricks for making a small office look big. Read on for my favorite tips to combat this popular challenge!
DIY Mason Jar Pencil Holders
One of my favorites probably has to be the pencil holder just because of the millions of possibilities it has. I feel like every chic workspace you see on Instagram has a really fabulous one – it’s totally an essential for your office desk. You can buy one, repurpose another item as one, or my personal favorite option, DIY one. I’m not into the major price tags that some of them carry – after all, it’s just a glorified cup!
Getting a Different View on Your Work
Using a recessed monitor desk can help ease neck pain and potentially reduce the risk of strain to your neck and back. Get a new perspective on how this alternative style of desk may help you.
Creating Your Ideal Home Office
Creating your own home office can be a challenge, but with this selection of books you will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of home offices and maybe even find your ideal home office design.
DIY: Cork-Board Creativity for your Home Office
In an office space, your cork-board shouldn’t be boring. In fact, there are a lot of creative and easy ways to transform these boards that will make an impact in your office space. Whether you use the boards as an inspiration board or as a place to keep track of your to-do list, cork-boards are an easy and cost effective way to stay organized in your office.
My Main Home Office Equipment
Here is a listing of my main home office electronics and the gear that I use the most on a daily basis.
Enabling Easier Communication
Headset microphones allow you the ability to control your output. You can adjust the microphone for optimum usage while having the mic in a comfortable position. If you are tight on desk space, this could be your solution. Many headset microphones also have speakers combined with them. If you use voice recognition software, be sure the mic you choose is compatible with the software.
Protecting Your Data
A desktop external hard drive is a very important piece of electronics you need for your home office. Learn about a variety of them and decide which model is best suited for your home office.
Home Office Desktop Organizers
A selection of desktop organizers to help you keep your home office desk better organized. We all work much better when we have our supplies and tools kept organized. If you are seeking a better way to organize your home office desk; these may be ideal solutions to tame your desktop clutter.
The Many Uses of Post It Notes-Creative ways to...
I know that there are a ton of apps, computer programs, and electronic substitutes that could technically do the same job as a post-it, but for me, nothing works quite as well as writing something down by hand and really seeing it in front of you – not just on a screen. Read on for a list of the many uses of post-it notes.
Three Reasons Why Your Home Office Needs Plants
Succulents, cacti, tillandsia, herbs: there is a plant for every home office worker’s taste. Not only do they look pretty, but they have TONS of health benefits that you may have not even known about. Looks good and makes you feel better? What more could you ask for in your office?
Creative Ways to Deal With Clutter in your Home...
Organizing your home office can be hard to do and most importantly, not pretty. Here are easy and creative ways to organize the clutter and make your home office beautiful and productive.
Five Questions: GeekDesk Founder Donovan McNutt...
More and more home office workers are adopting standing desks as a way to reduce repetitive strain and improve productivity. A leading provider of convertible standing desks offers his insight.
How to pick the best desk for your office needs
When we're office furniture shopping, we have to consider our actual needs when it comes to picking out furniture. Desks are not one-size-fits-all, and trying to guess which one has everything we need is a feat in and of itself.
Starting the New Year Right
Preparing and planning for the New Year includes looking back at the past year to see where changes could be made and how to improve productivity while still maintaining work/life balance.
Ergonomics for Your Laptop
If you use a laptop in your home office, then using a laptop stand is a wise idea. It creates a more ergonomic way to use your laptop and provides you with the ability to work in comfort anywhere you like.
How to decide if a design trend is worth it
I have to have an ever-changing office decor - but that doesn't mean I do an office overhaul once I spot a new trend I like. Following some guidelines can ensure you have a trendy office without that looming guilty feeling that comes later.
How to organize office odds & ends
I’ll admit that maybe not everything in my office has a home of its own. But once you have the basics down, what are you supposed to do with those little odds and ends?
Powder Coated Steel
The definition of powder coated steel as used in the construction of home office desks and home office chairs.
Office Organization: Repurpose + Reuse before...
Are you afraid to open one or more of your desk drawers because of the mess that awaits you? We are all guilty of one (or all) of these workspace downers, and though everyone wants to solve the problem, few want to spend an arm and a leg just to make their desk look pretty.
My Tips On Staying Productive In Your Home Office
However, over the years, I have come up with little tricks that have helped me to stay more focused whenever I work from home. So, the next time you find yourself unable to get any work done in your home office, consider these tips.
DIY Home Office Furniture Finishes
DIY Finishes for Secondhand or Old Home Office Furniture
How To Make your Family Room a Functional...
Trying to maximize space in a tight area isn’t always an easy task. If you are trying to be space efficient, you need to think outside the box. Even though a space may be a designated as a living room, you can always add multi-functional pieces to make the space better suited for your needs.
Wireless Keyboards for Your Home Office
The keyboard that may come with your desktop computer may not always be the best style to suit your work needs and here are a selection of wireless keyboards to help you stay productive and work more ergonomically.
Corner Desks
A corner desk for your home office can provide you with the best balance of work space and storage. If you don't have a lot of room to work with in your home office, then a corner desk style may be the ideal solution for your home office.
Ways to Organize Your Home Office
Review the factors you need to consider when creating an action plan to organize your home office. Learn what needs to be organized and how you can create organization from the chaos.
Stay Focused on Work
Working from home means you may find yourself drawn to other tasks which can interfere with your work.
Chic Office Lighting Alternative-Christmas...
I know there’s a stigma attached to those people who keep their Christmas lights up year-round (they think they’re keeping the spirit alive, everyone else thinks they’re lazy), but I think Christmas lights, or their more affectionate term, “fairy lights,” have a place in the home beyond the month of December.
Desk stains got you down? How to cover up those...
We have all experienced that moment of sheer irritation when your hot coffee mug leaves a bad water ring on your office desk. It feels like the universe is punishing you for starting your morning with a hot caramel macchiato at your office desk, instead of drinking it in the kitchen.
Wired Home Office Network
Wired routers are another option to consider for your home office network.
Become More Mobile in Your Home Office
A laptop cart can be very useful as it allows you more freedom in your home office and even within your home. Maybe it's time to sit in a more comfortable chair and be a part of things while you work.
Organizing Cables in Your Home Office
Keeping all the cables and cords in your home offie organized is a wise safety measure and a great way to keep your home office tidy and organized.
Keeping Cool in Your Home Office
Keeping your laptop cool while you are working is a way to ensure that your laptop continues to work properly and prevent you from experiencing potentially expensive repairs.
Unique Ways To Add Lighting To a Dark Home Office
To combat the dark hues, you just need to think outside the box with the lighting you pick. You spent a lot of time styling your space, so don’t be lazy when picking out the light fixtures for the space.
Preparing Your Home Office for Emergencies
A selection of corded phones for your home office so that you can stay connected to co-workers and clients in any situation.
Desktop Scanners for Your Home Office
Having a dedicated desktop scanner can help you work more efficiently in your home office.
Lighten Up: Stylish Lighting Choices for Your...
Office lighting design can be tricky. Ask anybody worth her weight in décor and she’ll tell you that nothing can make or break a space like lighting. It plays a vital, supporting role in your office. Not only does a great lighting fixture brighten up the room’s best features, it should play nice with the rest pieces in your space.
What's Your Style?
Selecting the design style for your home office combines using what makes you feel comfortable, productive and happy with elements that won't break your budget. Learn about a variety of home office design styles that may work in your home office.
Why Your Home Office Needs a Chalkboard Wall
Have an empty wall you don’t know what to do with? Well, I have the perfect solution. Chalkboard paint! Not only is it super easy to do yourself and budget-friendly, it makes a major impact in a home office.
Definition of Particleboard
Definition of particleboard. Home Office.
Height Adjustable Desks
Height Adjustable Desks
How to Clean out your Office without Going Crazy
You should never go into any task without having at least a semi-specific goal. “Clean out your office” can mean five different things to five different people. Do you want to sort through the files that have been sitting in your drawer for the past two years?
Alternative Photo Displays for the Office
There are so many other options to displaying pictures than basic frames on your desk or hung on a wall (much as I love a good gallery wall). In fact, I’ve seen lots of awesome offices that don’t have a frame anywhere in sight! If you’re on the hunt for a way to customize your office while adding some serious style, look no further.
Additional Protection for Your Home Office
There are additional items you need to protect in your home office and there are a variety of products available to help you protect the investments you have made in your home office. You shouldn't forget that your computer, desk and even the floor need protection.
Get it together: Clever Products for Staying...
There is nothing worse than that migraine you get from looking at the stack of week old papers sitting on your desk. An organized office space makes all the difference when being productive. Maintaining a tidy and organized space will ensure your well-being in the office.
Losing Power or Internet Can Slow You down
When you aren't able to work due to power outages or interruptions in Internet service, then you must know what options are available to get back to work.
Tighten Up: How To Make an Office in Cramped...
Space maximization is one of the most important things when designing a home office. In a tight space, you need to use every inch and corner you have to make a comfortable space, where you feel productive to work.

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