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Home Office Hideaways
Steadily increasing in popularity, the home office is a practical necessity for many homes.
Particularly active are home offices that " share" their living quarters with other functions, such as a guest room, master bedroom, kitchen or study. It is essential that wall coverings within these multifunctional areas be easily cleaned, particularly on the walls that adjoin computer equipment, desks and other work surfaces.
Decorative Paint Ideas:
Various areas of multifunctional home office spaces can be designated by the creative use of blocks of color to identify the workspace as a separate unit.
Using splashes of bright colors such as oranges or yellows inject a stimulating environment for all family members who utilize the space.
Painted wainscoting is an elegant addition to offices that are more formal in nature.
Painted shelving (including built-ins) adds colorful storage space to any home office area.
Painted furniture (including unfinished, dated or flea market find pieces) can instantly unify the home office space through the exciting use of color.
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