With 42% of the American workforce working from home currently, we asked Printfresh Founder Amy Voloshin for advice on how to create an inspiring workspace at home. From instrumental low-fi hip hop to four leaf clovers, we hope her tips help inspire a home office upgrade in your future.
Let’s be honest. Few of our home office spaces look like what you’ll see on Instagram or blog posts. Mine is often a disorganized mess of things that don’t always look pretty, but help me actually DO my work (Why does every photo of a desk on Pinterest not have anything on it one would need to do work?? Like, not even a pencil, what is that?!?) However, I do believe we all have a desire to work in a space that motivates us and supports our work, rather than detracts from it. I’m offering a few tips for how to improve your home office with inspiring office decor that’s less about achieving a specific aesthetic and focused more on how the space makes you feel. How can our work from home environment generate more creativity, more efficiency and more satisfaction during a time when lines between work and home are so blurred?
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There are tons of things that need to be on my desk each day, whether they look nice or not! For me, that’s my planner, bic mechanical pencils, a tape measure, a Wacom tablet, scissors, post-its, notebooks, samples of our latest designs, rulers, scrunchies, my relaxation mist, a million cups and a charging station. However, when possible I try to find inspiring office decor that both looks nice and is practical. Sometimes that may be at places like Paper Source or HomeGoods, and other times I’ll splurge a little more at places like the MoMA store. In general, when it comes to office décor, I like to keep it accessible and not too precious.
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