As we end another work-from-home winter, it's time to start thinking about physical and mental refreshments. The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. It's finally time to start enjoying the summer sun! 

Spring is the perfect time to give your home office a refresh, The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. It's finally time to start enjoying the summer sun! In this blog post, I will discuss 13 tips to make it happen. 

Home Office with textured backdrop
Home Office with a textured backdrop

Even if it is a small home office, it is still the home's beating heart, and, as such, it deserves a regular spring refresh. If you've meant to invest in attractive storage solutions for what you need to keep, now is the time to do it. 

A well-organized home office is productive, so take some time to get yours in order.

1 Clean.

We spend a lot of time at our desks, so keeping them clean and clutter-free is important. 

Start by decluttering and deep cleaning. This will help you clear your mind and create a fresh, clean space to work in.

Toss out any old papers, unfinished projects, or anything else that takes up space. Donate or recycle items you no longer need in your workspace and file anything sitting on your office desk for too long.

Wash the windows, inside and out. Let in some fresh air and natural light to help boost your mood and productivity.

Dust all surfaces, including shelves, picture frames, and electronics. Don't forget those annoying dust bunnies lurking in corners and under furniture!

It should be obvious: clean the floor with a mop or vacuum to remove dust and dirt.

2. Get Organized.

I will let you in on a little secret: a home office refresh is one of the most productive things you can do. It's not just about getting rid of the piles of paper accumulating on your desk (though that is part of it). 

Once you've decluttered your home office space, invest in stylish storage solutions for the things you need to keep. This will help you stay organized and motivated to work in your home office.

3. Purge your old digital files.

If your home office computer is anything like mine, it's full of digital clutter. Now is the perfect opportunity to give it a much-needed digital refresh. As in, you should be purging your digital files. 

Go through your computer hard drive and all cloud-based storage drives and remove any old files, photos, and emails you no longer need. This will help you declutter your digital space and make it more efficient and effective. And who knows, you might even find some old gems you forgot about! 

And let's be honest, we will never look at them again. Ever. That's why purging old digital files is one of my top priorities this year. Not only will it declutter my digital space, but it will also make me more efficient and effective. And who knows, I might even find some old gems I forgot about!

4. Task Seating.

Spring Is the perfect time to ditch that old, uncomfortable, so-called task chair and upgrade to a new, ergonomically designed office chair for your home office.

Not only will a new ergonomic task chair provide much-needed support for your back and neck, but it can also help reduce back pain. It will also give your home office a fresh look. 

When choosing a new chair, look for one with good lumbar support and adjustable height. You'll spend a good amount of time in this chair, so you might as well purchase a high-quality one. You can find the perfect task chair for your needs with some research.

5. Fresh paint.

If you're sick of looking at the same four walls daily, it might be time for a home office refresh. And one of the easiest ways to do that is with a fresh coat of paint

When choosing a paint color, remember that light, airy colors will help create a more cheerful environment. Yellow and light green are both excellent choices. Not only will they brighten up the space, but they can also help to increase productivity levels.

In addition to new paint, you might also want to consider new window treatments. Curtains or blinds can help to filter out distractions and allow you to focus on work. If you have a budget, natural light is always the best option.

So, if you're looking for a quick and straightforward way to give your home office a makeover, consider giving it a fresh coat of paint. Check out Sherwin Williams's color forecast for 2022. It could be the change you need to jumpstart your productivity levels this spring.

6. New Window treatments.

If you're looking for an effortless way to give your home office a fresh look, updating your window treatments is a fantastic way to start. New window treatments can do more than just add a touch of style to your space – they can also help reduce glare on your computer screen and keep your office cooler in the summer.

Not sure where to start? Light-blocking curtains or shades are a great option if you get a lot of sunlight in your office. Want something that will make a significant impact? Consider adding new blinds or shutters. 

Whatever you choose, new window treatments are a simple and budget-friendly way to update the look of your home office – and make it more functional, too.

7. Add some modern greenery.

If you're looking for an effortless way to add a touch of modernity to your home, one of the best things you can do is add some plants or flowers. Not only will they add life and color to the room, but they can also help to purify the air. 

Adding greenery is a fantastic way to modernize any room in your house. It can be as simple as a small succulent on your desk or a potted plant in the corner. Not only will it make the space look nicer, but it can also help improve your mood and concentration. Plus, you get to show off your green thumb!

8. Include artwork.

What is the one thing that can make or break your home office? Well, if you're like most people, it's a lack of visual interest in the walls. It needs some personality and creativity to feel at ease. What do we need to do to fix this problem? 

Whether it is framed pictures from around town, paintings found online on sites, or at flea markets/second-hand stores – anything goes when decorating these spaces because no two homes will ever look quite alike.

In today's fast-paced world, many of us work remotely, which means creating an enjoyable environment where you can focus without interruption is important!

9. Accessories.

Add some new home office accessories if you need a home office design refresh. A brightly colored vase, a stack of colorful books, or a pretty picture frame can all help to add a little extra pizzazz. And don't forget, you can always switch things up if you are bored. 

Your home office should reflect your unique style. So go ahead and experiment until you find the perfect look for you. Who knows, a modest home office makeover is just what you need to jumpstart your productivity.

10. Lighting.

As someone who spends much time working from home, I can tell you that having the right lighting is key to productivity. First, you want to ensure your home office light fixtures are adjustable. This way, you can control the amount of light in the room depending on what task you're working on. 

If you're doing something that requires more concentration, you may want a dimmable LED desk lamp. On the other hand, if you're doing some light work or browsing the internet, you might want a softer light. 

One key factor is color; warm colors like orange and incandescent white emit less blue than cool options such as green-blue tints in LED light fixtures.

11. Install storage shelves.

Any home office can benefit from the addition of shelving. Adding shelves creates more storage for books, files, or décor items. Shelves help break up the space and create a more interesting visual aesthetic. It's a quick and easy project you can complete in just a few hours.

Before you buy shelves, take some time to measure the wall space in your home office and decide on the best size, style, and placement for your needs. Then, head to your local home improvement store or shop online to find the perfect shelves for your space. With some new shelves, your home office will look sharp in no time! Check out my post about styling bookcases and etageres.

12. Office desk

One of the most important pieces of home office furniture is the desk. Your desk is where you'll be spending most of your time! And if you're like most people, you spend more time at your home office desk than you'd care to admit. 

With the never-ending stream of virtual meetings, finding a healthy balance between sitting and standing throughout the day is important. You don't want to be sitting all day long. That would be unhealthy. However, you don't want to be standing all day, either. That could be just as unhealthy. 

There are plenty of different desk styles, but get a pneumatic or electric height-adjustable desk for the best results. Getting from sitting quickly and quietly is the best way to avoid drawing attention to yourself during conference calls (or when you need to take a break from staring at the screen). 

This will help you find a healthy balance between sitting and standing throughout the day. Trust me, your back will thank you for it!

13. New area rug.

Rugs are a wonderful way to add warmth, interest, and coziness to any space. They also make it easy to switch up the look of a room without making any permanent changes. If you're shopping for a rug for your home office, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. 

Make sure the rug is large enough to anchor the workspace. You don't want it to be too small or it will look out of place. 

Thick rugs may not work so well for home office task chairs and casters. Choose a rug with a low pile or flat weave so it's easy to roll out your home office chair.

Consider the material. Natural fibers like wool or jute are always an excellent choice for durability and stain resistance. 

Consider the colors and patterns you want to use. If you're going for a fresh, airy feel, light colors, and simple patterns. But if you want something with a little more personality, go for bolder hues and patterns.


Well, there you have it folks, a home office refresh for the summer season. We hope you found our tips helpful and that you enjoy spending time in your newly refreshed home office this summer! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about home office design. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time!

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