Personalizing Your Freelance Office


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Whether you have a complete office, or a small area within a room in your home where you work, some personalization of the area will add flair. You do not have to do anything drastic to personalize your work space, but adding a few decorative touches will make the space more interesting.

Here are some ideas to start with:

  • Place an area rug on the floor of the space.

  • Add a few framed photographs of loved ones.

  • Set up a pet bed for your dog.

  • Add a vase filled with flowers to a stand in front of a sunny window.

  • Decoupage a pencil holder.

  • Add a valance to a window that has only a blind.

  • Place small basket of fruit and other healthy snacks on the desk top.

  • Hang a collage of nature photos on the wall above the desk.

What ideas can you come up with?

Shannon L. Buck

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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.