With so many more of us working from home, since the Covid pandemic, it’s never been more important to create a home office where you can concentrate and create your very best work. No-one wants to be in a spare room, surrounded by clutter, after all, do they?
These tips and decor ideas for a home office space will ensure you have an inspiring and functional space to work in when you’re at home.
Here are some things to consider…
Select a Dedicated Space
Choose a separate room or a specific area in your home where you can set up your office. This helps create a distinction between work and personal life.
Natural light is ideal, so position your desk near a window if possible. Supplement with task lighting such as a desk lamp to ensure sufficient brightness for work.
Choose a colour scheme that promotes focus and relaxation.
Neutral shades like white, beige, or grey can create a calming atmosphere. While pops of colour like blue or green can enhance productivity and creativity.
Invest in a comfortable chair, plus a desk at the appropriate height to support good posture and minimise strain on your body during long working hours.
Consider an adjustable standing desk for a healthier alternative.
Keep cables and wires organised to avoid a messy appearance. Use cable clips or cable sleeves to bundle and hide cords for a clean and streamlined look.
Incorporate practical storage solutions to keep your workspace clutter-free.
Use shelves, filing cabinets, or floating wall organisers to store office supplies, papers, and books neatly.
Hang motivational quotes, artwork, or photographs that inspire and uplift you. Consider incorporating a vision board or a bulletin board to display important reminders, to-do lists, and goals.
Adding some greenery to your office space can improve air quality and create a refreshing environment. If you’re not that green-fingered, choose low-maintenance plants. Or check out our guide on how to look after house-plants.
If your home is in a noisy area, consider using sound-absorbing materials like curtains, carpets, or acoustic panels to minimise distractions and create a quieter working environment.
Add personal items like framed photos, mementoes, or decorative objects that reflect your personality and make the space feel more inviting.
The key to designing the perfect home office space is to create an area that supports your work and makes you feel motivated and comfortable.
Tailor the decor to fit your needs and make sure you’ve got everything you need, at home, for productive working. Especially if you’re hybrid working.
These tips and decor ideas for a home office space should encourage productive home working, whilst ensuring that when you close the door at night, there’s a separation between home and work.
Featured image by Andrea Piacquadio