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Simple things to help create a stylish home office

Apple Mac

Even if you don't work from home many of us have some kind of office space, wether it be for sorting out the accounts, a place to store your bills and paper work or where you run your business from I find not only keeping it fairly clutter free helps but also having one or two inspiring things that brings in some colour and keeps the creative juices flowing can go a long way in helping to create a happy home office environment. You don't need to spend loads to improve your home office space...just a few simple things could help.

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Flowers and pot plants add instant colour to an office space (image)

Pot Plants

Indoor plants have been proven to improve the health and happiness of anyone who comes into regular contact with them. A pot plant on top of a desk perks up a work space no end and provides that bit extra oxygen provides a much-needed combatant against fatigue. You do however need to care for it a bit, nothing looks more sad than a neglected plant.

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Desktop calendars don't have to be this free printable one

Desktop Calendar

These may have become a little obsolete in the days of Google calendars and Outlook diaries but they are still a handy tool for writing down dates or events quickly. As well as keeping you up to date with birthdays or deadlines so you don't forget (which I have done in the past)

Travel Book

I find even when life and work is busy having some outlet for my wanderlust is a huge help, as well as being bale to dream and plan our next adventure, so having some kind of inspiring travel literature is always welcome on my desk.  A book such as Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 offers some really inspirational travel ideas.

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How cute is this coffee mug (image)

Personalised Mug

Everyone needs an office mug and it could be something really fun, quirky and cute. I also find drinking a midday coffee from my same favourite mug can be quite comforting and best of all you can make your own mug at Zippi and include an image they will appreciate or a phrase that will mean something to them.

I love this print from CardboardCities for £10

A Small Piece of Art

Have a trawl through a site such as Notonthehighstreet and see if you can find a nice piece of miniature art work which will brighten up their desk and maybe provide some inspiration.

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  1. I love that mug! I love having little cards or postcards stuck up around me to inspire me too.

  2. great tips! I'm already planning an office makeover for when we move house!

  3. I'm dreaming of a nice office space right now, I currently have a desk in the corner of my kitchen / diner. It's crap! x

  4. I love those mugs! I also just realised you need to update your banner ha! x

  5. I have succulents where I work and it does really help me feel calm and inspire me. Also super cute mug x

  6. I hope when i move home i can create my own little office space as at the moment i just have a laptop on the sofa which is pants. I love your mug x

  7. I would love my own little office, maybe one day!


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