When decorating a home office, it is usually important to personalize it not only according to your interests but also your profession. Not all professions or fields are similar, so it is important to design them specifically. For example, authors are usually working alone, thereby spending a large amount of time on the desk. On the other hand, jobs that require the person to communicate and help other people on a daily basis like therapists or consultants need to sit with the client and focus more on the conversation.
I personally think consultants or psychologists, or any other job that requires us to communicate are great. Instead of decorating your office to only suit your comfort and taste, you will also have to decorate for the comfort of your clients. So below are a few amazing decorating ideas and tips for consultants.
Don’t forget to add chairs/sofas and table
In order to create a comfortable and cozy environment for your clients to feel more relaxed and free is the key. You would not want to make the office too professional with dark-colored classic furniture. There should be some small sofa/loveseat or a comfortable chair for both you and your clients.
Plus, a coffee table is a must. You can add the coffee table between the chairs. It would be appropriate to offer a cup of coffee or tea. However, I personally wouldn’t make it too cozy. They should feel comfortable, but not to the point to make them feel sleepy. Overall, we still gotta keep professionalism while making the clients and guests comfortable enough.
Sometimes it’s also a good idea to get a pull out bed that can fold into a furniture, space, and in case you want to take a quick nap, you can.
Natural light is a must
If I were going into a consultant’s office and seeing no sunlight or whatsoever, I would feel weird and uncomfortable. Therefore, during the day, it is important to keep the curtains open for some natural light. It might seem cliche and unimportant, but natural light can change the atmosphere of the room drastically. We will instantly feel energetic, light, and happy.
There are some places that natural light can’t quite reach. In those situations, it is wise to invest in a good lamp. Don’t forget to choose a lamp that complements your existing interior design.
Invest in a good statement piece
Some people tend to decorate the office too much, with all those colorful different decorations that are trending. But they all become clutter, making the space messier. And there are some people who don’t bother to decorate at all, keeping it too minimal and clean. We should be neither of them. Whatever you choose to do, I suggest you invest in at least one good statement piece. There should be some type of furniture or decoration in your home office that represents “you” after all.
When choosing the decoration, consider your own interest. It could be gorgeous artwork, a chair, exotic bookshelf, memorable accessories, desk lamp, globe, plants, or anything. It doesn’t have to something huge, just something that makes your office unique. I recommend you choosing some bright-colored pieces since they should be making a statement. After all, its purpose is to add a pop of color to your office.