Interior Design

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Office Look Expensive

Nowadays, a lot of people are either working from home or prefer doing so even if they have an office available in their company’s building. In fact, most accident injury lawyers prefer having a home office, especially if they are very busy and/or have a lot of clients. Read on to learn some great tips to make your home office look expensive!

Photo of a expensive home office
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Why? A home office makes it easier for people to give their best – and most – at work, while also having enough time to deal with in-house and family duties. 

However, creating the perfect home office is not that easy. You’ll want it to look expensive, even though you can’t afford new furniture or classy decorations. Still, there are very simple ways with which you can achieve such looks – here’s how!

1. Consider Adding Molding

Every single plain and boring wall can be updated with some molding. It may sound like something too simple to work, but molding in the form of narrow, classy strips can create a picture-perfect look for your office.

On top of that, you can also go with more extensive crown molding for that really expensive look!

2. New Light Fixture

Photo of a cool desk lamp

Lighting is always very important. Look to update your old lamps or pendant lights. Something modern, but still simplistic, would fit best nowadays.

In fact, given today’s most design trends, you have to surround the light bulb with something classy, and you are set. In short, toss those old lighting fixtures!

3. One Statement Piece

Filling up space in your office with art or paintings is a thing of the past. Now, you have to update the entire artwork with one simple statement piece.

For this, the best choice would be an over-sized piece of art – as it comes with the highest impact. Moreover, you can easily find such things at flea markets or thrift stores. 

The more eye-catching, the better!

4. Display History

You easily have historical items that you are proud of! They may be a family heirloom or something you’ve purchased in one of your trips – it doesn’t matter!

A great way to make your home office look expensive is to display it! Maybe in a memory box or luxe frame. Just like that, you have something that your guests or clients will look at while they wait for you in your seemingly expensive home office!

5. The Desk is Of the Essence

Most people with home offices will opt for the biggest desk that they can find. As we are in an age of minimalism, such a desk will be perfect for accommodating future clutter.

Instead, find the right-sized desk for your space and the work you do. Less is more, right? A clean, organized desk gives the impression of a hard worker. Maybe place some art on it, and you will have a cozy desk as well!

6. Add a Carpet – or Something Soft

A fuzzy rug or a plush carpet will be enjoyed by you, as well as by anyone who comes into your home office. These types of items do wonders when it comes to elevating the entire space – room – and giving it a pulled-together look.

Moreover, you can go for colors that compliment the furniture and space, making for a more personalized office.

7. Window Treatments

Depending on the size of your windows, you may want to go for new window treatments – Roman shades, blinds, or curtains. 

In this case, you can either display beautifully crafted shades/curtains or leave them out to showcase your windows. It’s up to you! If you have tall/high windows with interesting trims, you can skip treatments and let all that natural light inside your home office!

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it’s quite easy to make your home office look expensive – in theory. Keep in mind that creating the perfect space for you to work in – while also giving it the desired look – takes a lot of time, as well as trial and error.

It is better if you don’t settle for a particular item once you buy it. This is why you shouldn’t be spending a lot of paintings, rugs, light fixtures, and such. Keep trying until you get the look that fits your needs!

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