Working from home, it's the dream for many, but how exactly do you create the perfect home office? Well, we've outlined some hints and tips in achieving a stylish, productive and inspirational workspace.
Whether you work from home full-time or just weeknights, creating the perfect home office can be a little challenging. So, we've put together some of our home office design tips to help set you on your way and bring out your inner interior designer. From strategic lighting to scientifically designed ergonomic furniture, we've got everything you need to create the home office you've always wanted...
01.Find Your Style
Creating a calm, inspiring and productive home office can often seem like a difficult task when you don’t know where to begin. Firstly, start thinking about the look you would like to achieve, whether it be Luxe, Industrial or Scandinavian, your home office is designed to be a place of creativity, where you can produce your best work, in style of course!
For a Scandinavian study, combine Mid Century designs with simple Scandi silhouettes for a minimalist but modern design scheme. Embrace a dusty colour palette of soft mint green, petal pink and pale grey for a calming yet contemporary interior. Feel inspired to light up your Scandi design scheme with the stylish Muuto Unfold Pendant Light.
If you’re looking for some Industrial inspiration, blending tactile textures is the key. Incorporating natural textures such as wood and rustic finishes like brass and iron can truly help to pull this look together. Mixing dark metals and rich leather is the perfect way to channel industrial chic this season - create a focal point in your home office with the stylish and effortlessly edgy Edwin desk by Andrew Martin.
Embrace elegance with a sophisticated Luxe inspired home office with classic shapes, metallic details and simple colourways. The epitome of glamour, the Luxe office will incorporate opulent materials including plush velvet, marble and brushed brass. Add contemporary designer style to your luxurious home office with the Criss Cross desk from Eichholtz and create a workspace you’ll never want to leave!
If you’re lucky enough to have a large window in your home office, make the most of the natural light that pours in and place your desk in front of the window to create a naturally brighter workspace. But, investing in a good desk lamp can also illuminate your office space and add a decorative element to your desk.
From lamps with built in USB ports, such as the Goldman USB Nickel Lamp from Flos to the stylish Scandinavian inspired BL2 Table Lamp by Bestlite, giving your home office the perfect glow has never been so easy!
The first step in designing a healthy home office is understanding the importance of ergonomics. Save yourself from repetitive strain injuries, bad posture and discomfort by incorporating scientifically designed office furniture!
Created to fulfil your specific needs, ergonomic furniture can make not only a difference to your physical health but can also increase productivity and work performance. From standing desks to office chairs offering automatic lumbar support, look to Humanscale’s Liberty Office Chair, for stylish and sophisticated ergonomic inspiration.
04.Stylish Storage Solutions
Home office storage doesn’t need to be boring. Get creative with storage space by making the most of your wall space, chic shelving units are great for stacking up paperwork in style. Using your storage space effectively will keep your office tidy, stylish and most importantly, a place you love to work in!
Keeping an organised desk will help to keep your mind clear and focused, giving you a calming space to come up with your best ideas! Look to Namon Gaston’s Fosse Desk and Normann Copenhagen’s One Step Up Bookcase High for stylish office storage solutions.
05.Accessorise & Personalise
Add a touch of personality to your home office with stylish accessories and soft furnishings. This is your space after all and by incorporating some of your favourite accessories you’ll feel more comfortable, mindful and creative.
Including colourful cushions and printed rugs can instantly inject some energy into your home office and bring out your creative side. Stay ahead of time with a vintage inspired Chrysler Wall Clock from Newgate, perfect for working to your looming deadline in style and ideal for creating a timeless feature wall in your home office.