Hammond Residential Real Estate
Michael Rothstein, GRI , Hammond Residential Real EstatePhone: (617) 470-3165
Email: [email protected]

DIY Decor Tips for Your Home Office

by Michael Rothstein, GRI 02/14/2022

The home office has become one of the most important rooms in any house. Whether you have always been a remote worker or you are new to the idea of working from home, you are going to want to carve out a space that allows you to feel both productive and relaxed.

As you set up your home office, consider some of these DIY decor ideas:

Fabric Note Board

You likely have a desk that is filled with scattered sticky notes and to-do lists. To keep organized and maintain a clean office, you can create a note board that sits on the wall and allows you to post your most important reminders and action items. You can use an old piece of bulletin board, and cover it with a favorite fabric that complements the theme of your home office. To finish the piece, you can attach buttons, gems or metal grommets as an accent.

Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Most people like to keep a box of tissues on their desk, but it may feel clunky or unseemly to have an opened cardboard tissue box sitting there. To dress up this necessary toiletry, you can paint an old Mason jar to match the color scheme in your room. Simply slice a small slit in the top of the jar lid, cover sharp edges with some form of tape to avoid injury or tissue tears and store tissue inside it.

Desktop Dry-Erase Board

For a simple yet fun project for your home office, consider creating your own desktop dry-erase board. This project requires you to get an old picture frame that can be given new life. You may want to paint the frame if it's wooden or add decorative accents to it if it is a metal frame. Then, find a piece of patterned scrapbook paper to place inside the frame. Once your project is done, you can easily write notes, reminders and to-do lists on the glass and erase it when you complete the task.

DIY Plant Pot

You can create a custom pot for your favorite office plant. Simply take a terracotta pot and paint it according to your preference. You may want to consider sealing it to prevent the paint from chipping. Then, when your plant is ready for its new home, you can repot it in your one-of-a-kind creation.

Adding small and simple touches to your home office will allow you to feel like the space is truly yours. Many people report that they are more focused when they are working from home, particularly when they have a dedicated office space that they have customized to meet their own needs. These DIY projects for the home office can help you create a space that allows you to love what you do each day.

About the Author
Author

Michael Rothstein, GRI

Active in residential brokerage since 1985, Michael enjoys a loyal following of past buyers and sellers. Prior to entering brokerage, he studied culinary arts and managed restaurants in the Boston area. Born and raised in Newton, Michael is very familiar with the Greater Boston area. His seven-day-a-week commitment to his profession serves his clients and customers well. His educational background includes The Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, The Lee Institute for Real Estate, and The Tom Hopkins and Floyd Wickman Sales Training courses. 

In recognition of his completion of the prescribed courses in real estate practice and ethics, Michael has earned the distinguished GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation. He continues his long-standing membership in the National Association of Realtors and is an avid fly fisherman, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. 

 Michael was recently honored by Ryan Gorman, president of Hammond’s parent company: "Congratulations! I am pleased to recognize you for being named among Realogy Brokerage Group’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates. With more than 50,000 sales associates across Realogy Brokerage Group, this outstanding accomplishment has earned you an elite standing amongst your peers. Your continued dedication to providing an unparalleled level of service to your clients, even in these unprecedented times, is an inspiration to us all.” Michael was awarded the International President's Circle Award for sales expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients for 2020 and 2021.