When you walk into a room, the first thing that catches your eye is usually considered your focal point. The wow of the room. When you are decorating an office, how can you arrange a focal point to make the room a home run in design?
An easy trick I’ve learned is to stand in the doorway of the room and pretend it is a bedroom. Now where would you put the bed to make it your focal point? That is where you should be starting your room design. That wall is where you will look when you walk in, so that is where you make your prettiest wall!
All offices start with a desk or writing surface. So take your desk to be used on this feature wall and ask yourself a couple questions. Is there a window? Do you want to face the window? Or look out into the room?
In most professional photos the desk is facing into the room, but I think it looks nice either way. Center your desk on the focal wall. Stand back and see what you need to finish the wall. If you do have a window, I would definitely dress it up using panels to bring softness into the room:
An area rug is also a good way to bring fabric and color into the room.
If there is not a window, try a large piece of art or a large mirror:
Use your imagination- wouldn’t that wall make a great gallery wall for your office with all of your favorites photos and artwork?
Or bookshelves are gorgeous too!:
So if you are looking to freshen up your office, try using the feature wall behind your desk to make a statement. Another room you can walk into with a huge smile!