January 6, 1995

Tips For Making Your Home Office Cozy

Universal Press Syndicate

Warming a home office isn’t simply a matter of furnishing with wood. The same touches that create a coziness at home apply.

Here are some ways to make your office at home a place where you won’t mind spending time:

Consider a warm color for your walls. You might embellish a painted wall with a wallpaper border or paper the whole room in an unexpected pattern.

Define one area - around or in front of your desk - with a colorful patterned rug.

Buy some wonderful art. It needn’t be expensive - simply make a statement. You can do this with a collection of favorite photos, framed and matted the same for continuity.

Bring in a comfy wing chair or an arm chair upholstered in a pretty fabric, perhaps accented with a vintage pillow.

There are plenty of hightech solutions for desk top illumination, but a more traditional lamp with a handsome shade will temper a more contemporary style.

Use attractive containers - baskets, papered or decoupaged boxes - to hold supplies. They’re so much more inviting than metal or plastic office standard.


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