5 Easy Ways To Refresh Your Home Office
Make your home office work as hard as you do. Whether you’ve turned your closet, kitchen or spare bedroom into a workspace, here are five simple ways to make your space more functional and stylish.
1. Apply Peel & Stick Tile
Define your workspace with a playful [accent wall](https://www.flooranddecor.com/blogs/top-five-accent-wall-ideas.html) behind your desk. Color, pattern and texture add depth to a tight room. For a quick project, opt for [peel and stick options](https://www.flooranddecor.com/search?q=SimplInstall&tab=search-tabs-products). New and improved peel and stick looks are made of glass, stone, wood and metallic materials for an authentic feel without mortar and grout. It’s a DIYer’s dream.
2. Select Performance & Cork Back Flooring
Replace carpet with a durable wood-look option. Stubborn office chairs glide easily on hard surfaces, and cleanup is simple when it comes to school project messes. To withstand scratches, look for [performance laminate and vinyl](https://www.flooranddecor.com/performance-flooring) options, specifically designed to resist everyday wear and tear. Cork back flooring, like [Nucore with Whispercore](https://www.flooranddecor.com/nucore-performance-flooring), is also a plus for bustling households, thanks to the soundproof benefits.
3. Coordinate With the Kitchen
Kitchens often become a catch-all space for cooking, mealtime, homework, emails and game night. Make your workspace fit in effortlessly with your kitchen’s style, so the desk nook becomes an amenity, not an eyesore. Select a matching or coordinating backsplash for the area above your desk that complements your kitchen tiles.
4. Craft a DIY Bulletin Board
Make your walls stylish and functional with two lightweight materials: [cork](https://www.flooranddecor.com/cork/ari-smooth-cork-plank-100598473.html) and [molding](https://www.flooranddecor.com/moldings.html). Apply cork to the wall and frame using an unfinished molding you can paint to match your space. We recommend selecting a casing-style molding for a polished edge that looks like artwork. Keep tasks, checklists and calendars at your fingertips.
5. Create More Countertop Space
Give yourself the flexibility to work in any corner of the room. Prefab countertops are a stylish option for adding a few extra square feet of workspace to a kitchen, closet or laundry room. For casual spaces, we suggest [butcher block](https://www.flooranddecor.com/wood-butcher-block-countertops) for its warm tones and furniture-like quality.
6. Enjoy Your Space!
On your next lunch break, rather than wishing for a stylish and sensible workspace, get inspired and get started! Schedule a free [Design Services appointment](https://www.flooranddecor.com/contact-a-designer) to help you tackle your project and make the workday more stylish.