Edgewood FarmFarmhouse Home Office, Providence
What Houzz contributors are saying:
This office area packs a lot of vertical storage into a small space while maintaining an open feeling in the room. The floating desk, open shelving, bulletin board and uniform storage containers keep the floor area clear and bring order to the room. Takeaway: Mounting shelves on the side wall instead of on the wall in front of the desk keeps the work area from feeling cramped.
Calm the visual noise. Just looking at piles of papers and overstuffed files can be stressful because these are visual reminders of what those papers contain: bills to be paid, taxes to be filed and business that needs attending to. Clearing the decks with a paper clutter purge is a good first step, but it’s also important what you do with what is left.When possible, keep paper piles and files behind closed doors. But if that’s not an option, choosing visually similar containers will also have a calming effect.