Sunday, 2 November 2014

How to create a stylish home office

If your efforts to create a home office have so far consisted of clearing a space on your coffee table or setting up shop on the sofa, now’s the time to rethink your strategy. A professional looking, stylish working area can do wonders to boost your productivity and generally lift your mood. The best thing is, by following a few simple design tips, you can achieve fabulous results with zero fuss.

Say no to drab desks

OK, so your desk must be practical and comfortable to use. However, this doesn’t mean you have to hone in on dull, drab items that sacrifice style for function. By heading to firms like Calibre, you can take your pick from an array of innovative work surfaces.
One great option is to invest in a glass desk. These products come in a plethora of shapes and sizes, and you can take your pick from a variety of colours too. Glass desks create a chic, sophisticated look that will help ensure your home working area is bang up to date.

Add some swagger to your space

There are lots of different seating options to choose from and if you want to add instant swagger to your home office, it’s worth splashing out on a luxurious, classical chair upholstered in leather. For example, a high-backed swivel chair with padded arms and a mahogany frame and base may make the perfect addition to your work space. To add a contemporary edge to these time-old favourites, opt for a quirky colour like blue.

You’ll feel like a true executive in a seat like this and it will provide you with the support you need to stay comfy all day long. Bear in mind that quality is key when you’re perusing the array of chairs available. This is perhaps the most important component in your home office, so it must be spot on.

Clear the clutter

Storage isn’t typically a word that gets hearts racing and palms sweating. The fact is, drawers, cabinets and shelves aren’t particularly exciting to everybody. That said, no home office is complete without these products. Ideally, you should opt for items that complement your decor and blend in seamlessly with their surroundings.
As a general rule, storage is only notable by its absence. It’s impossible to create a chic, attractive working space with piles of paperwork strewn all over the place. If your office is limited in terms of square footage, invest in full-height shelving and cabinets. This will help ensure you can keep your working area clear of clutter.

Get creative with your artwork

All too often, office walls are adorned with nondescript and frankly uninteresting prints and pictures. If you want to break the mould with your working space, make sure you select some unusual artworks. You can head to local art shops or search online for that perfect painting. Try to choose items that stimulate your mind and get you in the right mood for work.

As well as prints for your walls, you might want to add some small sculptures to your office. These items can make a great addition to your desk and shelves. However, don’t go overboard with the objects otherwise you risk crowding the space.
Bring a feeling of zen

As the finishing touch to your revamped work area, it’s worth adding one or two plants. Make sure you choose greenery that’s suited to the light conditions in your office. If you don’t want the hassle of watering the items, you can always opt for silk versions.

Plants can help to bring a feeling of calmness and tranquillity to working areas. You might want to take this one step further and add a water feature. It’s now easy to find small office-friendly water features and they can add to the feeling of zen in your home office.

With the help of top tips like these, you’ll be able to whip your working space into shape in no time.

Big Fashionista x x 

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