For many of us, working from home has taken on new meaning. What might have once been an occasional home workspace has now become a place that needs to be organised, professional and comfortable.
Integrating your work life into your home life can be a great opportunity to incorporate your own style while still being practical.
Here are some tips to help make your home office work for you:
1. Whether it is a separate room or a dedicated zone within a room, a home office should be in a part of the house that allows you to concentrate and where you are inspired to be productive. Steer clear of kitchens and TV rooms if you can, to avoid distractions.
2. A beautiful chair can make a striking statement in a work area, but make sure you have a desk chair that is comfortable, especially if you are using it for longer periods.
3. Good lighting is critical to a productive space but can be sculptural as well as practical. Create a feature with your lighting; if you are fortunate enough to have natural light in your work area then be sure to take advantage of it when placing your furniture.
Image: Nikolas Koenig, Architectural Digest.
4. Having a clean and organised space is important and this is where good shelving and storage needs to be considered. Keeping things neat and contained can be tricky at home; be smart about how much you need and how much you want to see, especially during that zoom meeting!
5. Colour can give you energy and increase productivity: decorate with artworks, rugs or feature furniture pieces to personalise your space. Have one or two key pieces or go all out – whatever works for you. Plants and flowers can also add a bit of life and fun to your home office.
Image: Richard Powers, Elle Decor
Creating a workspace at home is an opportunity to express yourself in a way you might not be able to when working away from home. Take advantage of it, have some fun and create a space that is uniquely inspiring to you.
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Main image: Roger Davies, Architectural Digest.
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