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Work From Home Bliss: Home Office Design Inspiration



Working from home has become the new normal since 2020 and as a result we are wanting our home office spaces to be blissful and inspiring. The home office has come a long way since being the spare room with a computer and an old desk. Now we require the space to be multi-functional, comfortable and have an aesthetically pleasing background for zoom meetings. Today I am going to be sharing with you my top things to consider when decorating and designing your home office and how you can ensure you create a space that is reflective of you and your work style.



Adequate Storage

There is nothing worse than working in a space that feels like it is overflowing, crammed, and filled with clutter. The home office can become a drop-zone for both personal and work items and as a result we need adequate storage to facilitate this. When selecting a desk, I always recommend opting for something that has drawers or a cupboard and avoid any desk that has no storage whatsoever. This allows you to keep documents, stationery, and other small items within reach, so that your desktop does not become cluttered. I also recommend having a separate bank of drawers, built-in cabinetry, or buffet unit in the space to store larger items such as paperwork, technology, books and other office supplies.

 

Personalisation

Because we spend so much time in our home office, we require them to be inspiring and uplifting spaces that we enjoy working in. Your home office should not simply be filled with functional furniture, storage solutions and bland office supplies. It needs to have personalisation and subtle nods that are unique to you and the other family members working in the space. This can be as simple as a framed family photo on your desk or travel souvenirs dotted throughout a bookshelf. The home office should be an extension of the other areas of the home and incorporate personality and personal touches to make it feel just as special.

 

Soft Furnishings

Office furniture can feel a little cold sometimes as it is predominantly a lot of square edges, straight lines and hard finishes. To contrast against this and create a space that feels balanced, we need to add softer elements to the space. There are a few simple and easy ways to do this such as adding a rug to the floor, choosing a fabric desk chair, placing an armchair with a cushion in the corner of the room and installing some soft linen curtains. These additions will create a more calming space and again, make the office feel like an extension of the other living areas in the home.

 

A Calm Colour Palette

The home office should be a calming space that inspires productivity and is devoid of distraction. When decorating your home office, I suggest choosing a colour palette of neutral tones such as light beige, soft white and warm grey. This allows you to add subtle pops of colour through decorative accessories or wall paint in shades of sage green, a soft burnt orange or navy blue. I also recommend selecting some of your furniture pieces in a warm timber to add depth and a sense of warmth to the space.


How Can Eliza Grace Interiors Help?

If you require assistance with creating your dream home office, then get in touch today and we can find the perfect interior design service for you. I offer a one-off design consultation where I can come out to your home, and we can chat about all the ways we can improve your home office space, or I offer a full-service design solution where you don’t have to lift a finger!

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