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52 stylish home office ideas

For those that don’t have a dedicated room for a home office think about flexible desk options suggests Simon Temprell, interior design manager at Neptune.

‘Not everyone has a spare room that they can convert.  Sometimes it can be as simple as a dining table with a storage basket nearby to keep all the paperwork hidden away,’ he says. ‘Our Heatherley dining table has a desk organizer that sits comfortably on top for the storage of paper, pens etc.  It can be removed so that the table can perform for evening meals.’  

‘This kind of adaptability is important and there are many desks now that fold away to become consoles or dressing tables,’ adds Simon.

‘Small, rectangular tables are the most versatile as they can easily be pushed into a corner or under the stairs.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”OPT FOR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL DESK”> If you’re looking to create a luxurious and sophisticated home office for him, consider decorating with black and white and combining furniture with strong angles and streamlined shapes.

‘We wanted this office to have a stately, masculine feel and the dark built-in office storage gave that sense of confidence and strength while also being very sophisticated,’ says interior designer Corine Maggio of CM Natural Designs.

‘The client needed a large surface area but, with the heavy built-in, we wanted the desk to have a lightness to it. We also wanted something modern and fresh since the owner is on the young side. This desk checked all those boxes which still allowing for some storage and the gorgeous, sculptural brass leg details are proportional to the desk but light enough to elegantly help tie in the other brass elements and help give this relatively small space some breathing room.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”BRING SOPHISTICATION WITH A BLACK AND WHITE SCHEME”> Window treatments can easily be overlooked when it comes to decorating but they can help transform the look and feel of a home office. A fabric blind will help control light levels as well as obscure glaring midday sun making for a more calming working environment, but also offers the chance to experiment with playful fabric choices. With its jolly abstract design this Roman blind in Lucy’s India fabric from Hare’s Tail Printing brings an uplifting pop of pattern.  ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”DON’T FORGET THE WINDOW TREATMENTS”> It goes without saying that lighting is essential for a home office. ‘If you’re working from home, a good desk light can lift the spirits and increase productivity,’ says Peter Bowles, founder of Original BTC. ‘Simple and refined, our lights sit comfortably on all manner of desks, from impromptu working-from-home corners to traditional studies.’

If you are creating a workspace in a living room it’s particularly important to consider additional task lighting for that area, too.

‘Lighting is an effective way to zone your living space, defining areas for different activities and making every corner count. A perfectly positioned wall light, overreach floor light or clip light can provide an immediate solution to illuminate targeted areas for the performance of specific tasks or activities. A bone china shade will create a soft welcoming environment you’re eager to spend time in,’ he adds, which is important when your home office is positioned in a room also used for relaxation.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”THINK ABOUT LIGHTING”> Decorating with antiques can be a great way to bring character and unique style to a home office, particularly if you want to keep the walls white or wall-to-wall bookshelves prevent you from hanging artwork. 

‘When styling antique pieces, it is important to respect the architecture of the house you are decorating, some houses are well suited to lots of antiques whilst others will benefit from a mixture of vintage and modern,’ says Clara Ewart, head of design at Kitesgrove.

‘Here an antique desk with brass handles is elegantly paired with a modern upholstered chair sitting on an art deco style rug, creating a smart home office space.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”BRING CHARACTER WITH ANTIQUES”> As well as being calming and orderly, it’s important that home offices are inspiring and uplifting spaces to be in order to stay focused and motivated. ‘A great way to achieve this is by using colors and textures that help you recall the natural world whilst you’re clacking away,’ says Sue Jones, creative director at Oka. 

‘Green makes a soothing wall color, and try to incorporate organic materials anywhere you can – rattan furniture is a favourite of mine.’ To brighten-up the space decorate with art and objects and artwork that you love to be around. ‘And, most importantly, have plenty of light. If you can’t put your desk next to a big window, you had better have a really great lamp.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”BRING THE OUTDOORS IN”> Introduce a whimsical pattern into a home office scheme without overpowering the room by using colors from the same tonal scale throughout. In this home office, American interior decorator Brooke Crewe balances a mix of indigo on the Persian-inspired wallcovering and curtain fabric with a pale blue home office paint colors on the joinery and day bed.

Rather than opting for a blank canvas on the walls, add to the creative inspiration by way of patterned wallpaper. ‘We are embracing combining a wide range of materials to create an uber luxe and inspirational workspace,’ says Martin Waller, founder of design brand Andrew Martin. ‘From tactile faux shagreen and deep pile velvet, to sleek chrome and hammered iron there’s an abundant wealth of textures to choose from.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”INTRODUCE PATTERN TO INSPIRE A HAPPY WORK SPACE”> Seek out pieces of vintage or mid-century office furniture and lighting for a characterful result. Don’t feel beholden to one era, a mix of styles will look more natural and collated. In this home office scheme, interior designer Charu Gandhi of Elicyon chose a modular joinery piece from the 1960s to create a statement and added contemporary pieces of art which inject colour and interest.

‘When adding art to an office, think about the kind of medium, scale and style of art you’d like whilst walking around the space – never decide off-plan,’ recommends Camilla Clarke, creative director at Albion Nord. 

‘This way you will feel the natural spots for art to be. This may be next to a window or vista through the house. Remember art doesn’t always need to be hung on the center of the wall; it can rest on top of desks or layered next to sculptures or on bookshelves and joinery.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”ADD ART TO YOUR HOME OFFICE”> ‘With many of us working from home these days, it is important to foster a creative and inspiring home working environment – and not to play it too safe when it comes to using color,’ says Sarah Peake, founder of Studio Peake.

According to color psychology, green is the most stress-reducing shade – making this color an ideal choice for a home working environment. 

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CHOOSE CALM COLOR FOR YOUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT”> Making home office desk work in an open-plan room can be a challenge but using the existing structural definitions can serve to demarcate. 

In this design by Natalia Miyar Atelier, a niche between two structural columns becomes a purposeful study. The dark walnut wood joinery marks a distinctive contrast, helping to zone out the desk area from the rest of the room.

‘Buy a decent chair, your back will thank you,’ adds interior designer Joanna Wood. ‘Something that looks like a cast-off from the bank manager’s office won’t work.’ Options to tone down workaday items include re-covering chairs in another fabric or refinishing shiny chrome details in a patinated bronze.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”DESIGN A NICHE DESK AREA”> While previously rooms off bedrooms were transformed into dressing rooms, these are now being transformed into ideal studies, shut off from the distractions of the rest of the house. 

‘A home office should be a beautiful thing instead of a mess of files and wires. When it comes to designing it, consider it as a room with plenty of storage space, not a workstation,’ says Rodrigo Moreno Masey, architect and founder of Moreno Masey. 

A library books wallpaper adds a whimsical note and provides the ideal trompe l’oeil for a Zoom background.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”DESIGN AN ENSUITE OFFICE”> Introduce wallpaper into a study to inject a hit of pattern – it will ensure the room remains defiantly on the side of domestic despite the paraphernalia and machinery necessary to support working from home. 

If the desk stands within a larger, open-plan space, wallpapering the joinery surrounding it will help zone the work area from the rest of the room. 

If you’re concerned that a bold wallpaper design might overpower a small room, panel the lower or upper half of the wall. This is also a great way of adding interest to walls without over-stretching the budget. 

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”INTRODUCE WALLPAPER TO ADD CHARACTER TO A HOME OFFICE”> The challenge with modern home office in many new-build properties is that they lack architectural features such as chimney recesses and alcoves that add character and distinction, as well as making perfect desk spaces. 

When this is the case, the best bet is to work creatively with fitted joinery and build a shelf into the run of wardrobes – the minimum recommended depth for a laptop is 60cm – which can act as a desk. 

In this scheme, Irene Gunter of Gunter & Co added an elegant, linen-like wallpaper to the woodwork paired with a cream boucle fabric on the walls and shadow-gap detailing on the pigeonholes above. 

‘This is certainly not for every household, but it was perfect for our clients,’ explains Irene. ‘We have a generous depth for the desk without jutting in front of the window, which we painted in our favorite gray-black finish.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CARVE OUT SPACE”> While kitchen tables frequently double up as desks, if the budget allows, try to carve out an area which can be closed off at the end of the day. This neat hidden desk idea was conceived by architectural designers De Rosee Sa and features pivot-sliding pocket doors to hide it out of sight when entertaining or off duty. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”DISGUISE YOUR WORKING SPACE”> When it comes to choosing curtains for a home office, don’t be too conservative, especially if the rest of the room is relatively sober. 

A striking pattern will inject just the right amount of flamboyance to add energy and foster creativity without dominating, as demonstrated in this study for an apartment by Studio Peake.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”SOFTEN A HOME OFFICE WITH CURTAINS”> Bespoke joinery – from drawers to bookshelf – offers the most practical solution to take advantage of the space available – by some estimates it will allow 40% more room which is vital when designing an office for two. 

There’s little point in conjuring a beautiful working space only to find, a year or two later, that there’s nowhere to store things. Mundane as it might sound, consider the matter of filing right from the start, says interior designer Kate Earle, co-founder of Todhunter Earle. 

‘Everyone files in a different way but whichever way it all requires lots of space.’ She favors built-in joinery over furniture. ‘It can accommodate all the cabling and sockets required for the IT equipment is ideal and the available maximize storage space.’

Sophisticated decorative details such as brass trims and handles paired with a small-scale wallpaper strikes a balance between a masculine and feminine space in this home office.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CONSIDER BESPOKE CABINETRY”> Busy home workspaces aren’t suited to overly fussy schemes, but if you have created effective storage, adding pattern will create a more layered look that’s easily elegant. 

Interior designer Suzy Hoodless chose a vintage geometric Larssen blind fabric to introduce fun into this workspace. The colors are calm and elegant, and also create that connection to the garden outside. 

Investing in good home office seat is essential – a combination of ergonomics and aesthetics is always the aim, but being comfortable is vital.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”PATTERN CAN ADD INSTANT GLAMOR TO A HOME OFFICE”> Broken plan living rooms are taking over from open-plan spaces, largely to make room for home offices. Desks and workspaces have been creeping into unlikely locations, namely bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens. With this comes the battle of being within earshot of someone else’s video meetings, the radio and restless children.

Key to maintaining a level of professionalism and concentration is the ability to close a door; a wall of glass that lets in light but blocks out noise is also a great solution. 

Here, a glass wall with industrial-style glazing bars opens into a smart study area with a rich jewel-hued Pavo Parade wallpaper by Cole & Son, raising the game from the average corporate work environment. 

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE A BROKEN-PLAN LAYOUT FOR A HOME OFFICE”> If you’re looking for ‘home office ideas for her’, perhaps you’re hoping to work a little more comfort and decorative detail into the scheme. This home office by California-based interior designer Ohara Davies-Gaetano uses beautiful antique pieces to decorate this space with Provencal flair.

‘This house is at the front of the house and the French doors open to a beautiful 17th-century fountain set in a small garden. I was mindful of the tonality and textures and selected hues that highlighted the gravel, the old stone and the shades of planting,’ says Ohara.

‘The desk is an antique that we stripped down to its original oak. Most of the other elements in the room are new, but in textures and tones that reflect the landscape.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE A SERENE SPACE WITH NEUTRALS”> Looking for guest room office ideas? Believe it or not, this chic space was designed with them in mind. 

‘Our brief was to design a space that looks and acts as a study most of the time but also has a sofa bed in the bay window for guests,’ says Henry Miller, who with Katie Glaister of K&H Design blended high craftsmanship with exacting details in this versatile London space.

The desk, which was designed by K&H and made in Colombia, ‘is curved so that the papers fan around as you work. Cables are channelled down one of the legs and there’s a shallow pen drawer so you can sweep everything away when guests arrive. A printer is set low in the shelving unit within swivelling reach of the chair.’

Organizing a desk impeccably is a must for a space where the desk faces into the room, so ensuring your home office storage are capacious is vital. 

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”ANGLE YOUR DESK TO CREATE A VERSATILE SPACE”> Finding the perfectly sized antique or vintage bookcase for your study can be a challenge, particularly if the wall space available is large and you want to make the most of it. 

Maria Speake of salvage expert Retrouvius employs a reuse before recycle approach, scouring the country for discarded gems that might be re-imagined in different formats.

This fully-adjustable industrial shelving system – which can be configured in a number of ways – was reclaimed from an office and re-homed in this farmhouse, where it beautifully complements the timeless feel.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE A WALL OF SHELVING FOR DISPLAY AND STORAGE”> This garden room for an office space is ideal for keeping work and living area separate. Using one end of the room for correspondence and filing and the other for more creative work helps towards a sense of serenity. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE SPACE IN A GARDEN ROOM FOR A HOME OFFICE”> If you love intense home office paint colors but still want to create a restful space, go for a deep green, such as the shade above. You can increase the impact of the shade with artwork and artwork in bold designs. 

A hallmark of Hockney’s depictions of interior spaces is the juxtaposition of competition pattern. To offset the intensity of the effect in a home office, walls in green and a space to relax beside floor-to-ceiling windows bring a sense of calm, which can, in itself, boost home office productivity.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”PICK A DEEP GREEN FOR A CALMING EFFECT”> A board covered in sketches and photos makes a lively wall display. Recreate this idea by covering a large cork pinboard. A wall of black-and-white photographs in simple frames makes a good backdrop in almost any scheme, while a large blackboard is fun for children – and adults – in a family-friendly study area. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”MAKE AN ARTFUL NOTICEBOARD THE FOCUS”> The main reason to look for home office design tips is when you are incorporating a home study into a living space. So if you don’t have a room to dedicate to an office, know that a well-defined work area will ensure you can still exercise your creativity. The elegant lines of a contemporary desk complement the light setting of a bay window in this living room. 

Opt for home office storage ideas that coordinate with your scheme to create a pretty and practical decorative touch.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”WORK A HOME OFFICE INTO A LIVING SPACE – ELEGANTLY”> Choosing an image you love and having it turned into a mural is a great way to add character to an office space. Wallpaper and murals are a great way to help distract from messy desks.

‘A core belief of many designers is that every living space should have a focal point,’ says Michael Ayerst, Managing Director at Surface View. ‘Wallpaper murals depicting large motif designs fill this role wonderfully, even in small spaces, forcing the viewer to appreciate the artists’ intricate detailing at a close range.’

Incorporating stimulating artwork like this design in your workspace is sure to encourage creativity and inspire.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE A WONDER WALL”> A light-filled converted attic offers the ideal situation for a secluded office, while storage can easily be tucked under the eaves to make the most of unused space. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”FIT A HOME OFFICE INTO AN ATTIC ROOM”> A stylish framed desk defines a work area in a multi-use space. Accessories in brass and natural blond wood bring textural interest and contrast to a desk top. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE A DEDICATED WFH SPACE WITH A FRAMED DESK”> Take advantage of an interesting architectural detail by converting it into a functional space, giving the hallway a focal point. The area under your staircase is a golden opportunity for creating a compact home office, complete with desk space, compartments for storage and shelving – perfect if you are currently compiling basement office ideas. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”PUT A HOME OFFICE IN A NICHE”> ‘Home office for him’ tend to be a little more pared back, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add character. In fact, a home office should never be dull. After all, it is a place for creativity. This striking geometric wallpaper creates an enclosed, intimate feel, enhanced by open shelving that lets the pattern show through.  

The use of charcoal linen on classic upholstered pieces brings these traditional designs up to date.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CHOOSE A FEATURE WALLPAPER TO GIVE A HOME OFFICE CHARACTER”> Bold wallpaper are a great way to add interest to a work space. This creative study features plenty of pattern, texture and color for a truly unique and characterful feel. 

The large-scale pattern of this floor rug makes a design statement, which is balanced by monochrome wallpaper for a harmonious overall effect.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”PICK A PATTERN CLASH FOR AN INTERIOR DESIGNED LOOK”> One side of a double reception room in a classic Victorian house has been put to good use a family study. 

The work table – a glass design, which doesn’t feel bulky in the space – has been placed in the middle of the room so that the two main walls could be lined with bookcases. Note the ingenious ladder on wheels, for accessing the high shelves.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”LET THE DESK TAKE CENTER STAGE”> This creative studio features book storage and that house both work folders and fabric samples, bringing color to the monochromatic scheme. 

The unusual articulated wall-mounted task lights free up desk space and make striking sculptural features in their own right.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”PICK OPEN SHELVES FOR EASY ACCESS – AND DISPLAY”> Carve a small home office that’s impactful too out of an awkward semi-open-plan space. To link the two spaces, the decorative and eye-catching Hicks Hexagon wallpaper by Cole & Son has been used with practical furnishings, such as the classic Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen. ” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”GIVE A SMALL HOME OFFICE BIG DESIGN DETAILS”> Office feng shui very much favors a view of a backyard – or greenery – from a home office window, and you can exaggerate the calming effect of that with a blind that features foliage, to link indoors and out. 

This ‘Timonius Timon’ roller blind by James Miller from the Natural History Museum Collection at SurfaceView can make your home study feel like a secret garden with its leaf-print interior, as it brings the effortless and inspiring beauty of nature right into your workspace.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”PICK A FEATURE BLIND TO LINK INDOORS AND OUT”> This home office idea by designer Natalia Miyar doesn’t attempt to hide away in this open-plan space – rather it faces into the room from its lofty position. 

The diagonal siting of the desk isn’t just for aesthetics – it also makes the seating more accessible in this narrow space. Meanwhile, the floor lamp saves desk space while providing functional but fabulous lighting.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”BE UNCONVENTIONAL WITH YOUR HOME OFFICE DESIGN”> If your home office is small – or within an open plan space, limiting it to one wall with wraparound shelving is a good, space-saving option. In this situation, use vertical space to your advantage, stacking rarely used files up high and oft-used paperwork to hand. 

Make space around the desk for hidden storage, too, so that the inevitable clutter can easily be hidden.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”INCLUDE BUILT-IN HOME OFFICE STORAGE”> If there’s no option but to design your home office into an open-plan room, there are two key routes to success: the first is to choose a color scheme that’s neutral and across the entire space; the second is to over-estimate how much storage you need and to make it part of that scheme.

Here, glass-fronted cabinets are perfect for display on their upper shelves – or the storage of good-looking china and glassware – and for hiding away home office paraphernalia in neat files on their lower shelves.

If you love neutral room like this, it’s important to work texture into the room for warmth – think wood, natural flooring, pottery and basketwork. 

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDIS FOR OPEN-PLAN HOME OFFICES”> The owners of this project are travellers, so the designers from Maddux Creative gave this area a rather exotic, tropical theme. 

With a home full of diverse cultural influences, why not reflect this in your home office? The focal point of this space is the 1960s Danish rosewood desk, which is offset by textured walls of split bamboo on grasscloth.  

‘The house is north-facing, so we had to energize much of it with color, while this room is on the top floor and benefits from enough natural light,’ says interior designer Scott Maddux. 

‘We gave this area a rather exotic, tropical theme. The clients are well-travelled, have diverse cultural influences and have amassed a number of interesting objects they like to have around. The simple floating box shelving system is ideal.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”REFLECT YOUR INTERESTS”> Home offices don’t have to be squeezed into properties, or tucked away in a box room.

‘This room is in my own apartment in New York City,’ says interior designer Robert Stilin. ‘It’s a large living-dining area which faces west with floor-to-ceiling glass. I don’t often host dinners, so it makes no sense to have the dining table taking up all that space and set for the ten times a year it’s used.’

‘It’s about embracing and adapting to life as it evolves – using the things you have in a way that makes sense instead of being stuck in some set idea of what has to be,’ explains Stilin.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”TAKE OVER AN UNUSED SPACE”> Good home office lighting is key, and nothing makes more difference than a big dose of natural light.

Take inspiration from this project where an extension allowed the addition of a home office behind the kitchen. With no external windows, Flower Michelin Architects installed a glazed door and wall to allow the office to borrow light from the extension.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”BORROW NATURAL LIGHT”> Particularly in smaller homes, the only space for home office ideas might be when combined with bedroom office, and there are ways to make this work organically.

‘A crucial factor when including a study area in a bedroom is to consider its impact on the wider scheme,’ says Melissa Hamilton, interior design director of Studio Indigo, who designed this bedroom layout with a desk. ‘Even when this desk is not in use, it is a very aesthetically pleasing arrangement and gives joy throughout the day.’

Using an antique bureau for the desk makes this corner seem less like a place of hard slog but a perfectly beautiful and serene spot to ruminate at leisure.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”ADD AN OFFICE CORNER TO A BEDROOM”> To stop home offices from feeling too perfunctory, injected warmth and personality with a carefully considered choice of antiques, sculpture and art.

‘I wanted this room, to feel calm and considered yet restrained and not overly decorated – less is so often more,’ says interior designer Tamsin Johnson who designed this room. ‘An antique Flemish tapestry forms the backdrop of the scheme. The desk is mid-century and always covered in favourite books; more of them sit on the white-painted floating shelves. This is both a tranquil space and a nice escape.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”ADD PERSONALITY WITH CURATION”> Over the years, side returns of Victorian houses have typically been incorporated into the kitchen, but why not hive off a section and convert it into a private workspace instead? 

Home offices do not need to be vast to be functional – especially if they have an outlook that gives the illusion of greater space, such as a large picture window, and are flooded with natural light. Use a strong but soothing colour on the walls and add a bright contrast with a cushion or lampshade detail. 

Where floor space is tight, make the best use of the room’s height by running a long shelf just below the ceiling to store work clutter out of sight.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”RETHINK A HOME ADDITION”> In a generously sized kitchen, consider whether there might be a niche that could be converted into a compact office space. 

It may not be to everyone’s liking to work in the middle of what is probably the most high-traffic area of the house, but for those who want (or need) to remain at the centre of the action, this is a smart solution. 

Remember that the main function of this room is a kitchen, so it’s important to close up when the day’s work is done. Here, a stool in an eye-catching print slides neatly under the desk. Shut the doors, and no one will even know it’s there.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”CREATE A KITCHEN HIDEAWAY”> Commissioning built-in joinery is never the cheapest way to create a workstation, so if you’re going down this route, make it work harder by designing the space for two. 

Each area should work in isolation, so double up on task lights and be sure the desk is deep enough to accommodate laptops and A4 folders. Here, there’s an added benefit of a radiator on the back wall – it can be hard to stay warm sitting still for hours on end. 

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”GO BESPOKE”> ‘Home offices should be places entirely distinct from your home life,’ says designer Matthew Williamson. ‘When you enter your home office, be it a separate room or even a corner in your living room, you should feel connected to whatever it is that you want to achieve that day.’

Matthew advises that if you’re working in another room of the house, look to tuck it away when work ends and play can resume: ‘My current workspace is in my lounge, so when I’m finished at work for the day, I hide that space with my new circular room divider from my recent collaboration with Roome London.’

Camilia Clarke of Albion Nord agrees. ‘Usually, home is the sanctuary in which we can unwind after a testing day at the office,’ says Camilla. ‘However, these days the home is the office. For those without a dedicated study or home office, create a space in which you can ‘go to work’ and leave once the day is done. This way, when you’re out of your work nook, your home will still feel like a home.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”KEEP IT DISTINCT”> There are so many ways that you can go when curating your home office, but whatever your style, there are a few things to bear in mind across the board.

‘A home office must be designed as a space to induce thought,’ says Andrew Martin founder, Martin Waller. ‘It wants to have crisp, clear lines, comfort and creative inspiration by way of artwork or patterned wallpaper. A desk light is a good way to add style and design-led angles to an office as well as being imperative for spot lighting. A chair has to be comfortable, but it is important to get the level of comfort right.’

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”MAKE CONSIDERED CHOICES”> Whether your home office space is more of a craft workshop or desk job area, it’s important to layer up your surroundings with inspirational objects.

From coffee table books and photos, to plants and trinkets, choose what items you wish to look at everyday that can help you do your best and give your tired eyes a pretty view.

This works particularly well for adding character and personality to shed offices, which tend to have a less decorated finish.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”SURROUND YOURSELF WITH INSPIRATION…”> If your work space isn’t separate from the rest of your home and you have no easy way of blocking it off in the evenings and weekends, go for a minimal approach.

Also a good route for those who are easily distracted, keep your desk to only holding the bare necessities of a desk lamp and any required paperwork. Simply open your laptop each morning and slip it away when it’s time to relax.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”…OR EMBRACE MINIMALISM”> In home offices it’s all too easy to get bogged down in function. Provide yourself with some private respite by adding reading nook – perhaps a comfy armchair and a handy coffee table – when you need a brief screen break without distracting yourself by entering the main areas of the house.

This also provides family a place to perch if they pop in for a chat throughout the day.

” data-src= class=caas-img data-headline=”ADD A COMFY CORNER”>


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