February 27th, 2020
By Kelly Groce
Whether your job allows you to work from home or you enjoy creating YouTube videos, updating your food blog or looking up new recipes to try, having a functional and inspiring work space at home is key to letting your creative juices flow.
A gallery wall allows you to tell your story with a collection of pieces. This can include photos you’ve taken while traveling, photos of family/friends, framed certificates or degrees, etc. Include inspirational pieces as well so that you are motivated while you’re at your desk. This can include a quote, a magazine cover you love or a photo of someone you aspire to be like. Have fun with this!
There is no doubt that an organized work space will boost your productivity. Having less clutter around you and knowing where everything belongs will decrease stress while getting tons more work done. Purchase organizational items that match the theme of your office and are visually pleasing to your esthetic. Dry erase and cork boards come in trendy shapes and sizes now and are the best way to stay on top of your work load.
Lighting may be overlooked while creating your dream work space or home office, but it is very important. Harsh, overhead light can create a mean glare on your computer screen thus resulting in a headache from eye strain. Natural light is ideal for any room and will definitely increase productivity, but can also create intense glares on screens depending on the time of the day. Use desk lamps that come with a dimmer to adjust throughout the day. A tall floor lamp is a good choice and produces the right amount of ambience and will ramp up productivity.
February 1st, 2020
Decorative Monstera Deliciosa leaves in glass vase placed on wooden table in bright interior with plants
BY KELLY GROCE
Bohemian or Boho decor is a great way to incorporate travel and culture into your home. If you are a creative person such as a writer, artist or blogger, this look is perfect for you. Bohemian decor is all about embracing the natural world all while telling a story. Boho themed homes are relaxing, warm and full of life – it’s a whole vibe.
Commonly, you’ll see neutral and earth toned walls and furniture. Beige, khaki or brown make for a good base. Let your rugs, pillows, candles, and souvenirs from traveling be the pop of color for your room. Don’t be afraid to mix colors either. Blue, orange, purple, sea foam… you name it. The softness of the walls and furniture will balance out the bold colors of your accessories.
A simple touch that brings a Boho home to life is live plants. Beautifully detailed macrame plant hangers and woven pots combined with the pop of green from plants is a must. Plants will improve the air quality as well, which is an added bonus. For the green thumb challenged, succulents are easy to take care of and bring life to a room effortlessly.
Boho furniture is a collection of all types of vintage finds. Every piece should have a story behind it. This is a great excuse to stop by antique and thrift shops and re-purpose a piece that speaks to you. Hanging chairs and hammocks instantly provide a calm and relaxing feeling.
Floor lamps, candles, and woven hanging fixtures are a good choice to finish off the Boho look. The lighting has to be ambient yet warm.