With working from home now more common than ever before, there’s no better time than the present to consider creating a stylish home office area. Having a designated space to conduct your work from home makes all the difference for productivity and concentration, and let’s face it – you will be spending an average of 40 hours a week there so it’s essential that you make it a space you can enjoy and take pride in.
Not often considered when working from home but most certainly an important factor is a comfortable sofa – we spend a lot of our time sat at a desk during work hours, adding some comfort to the mix can make a great spot for those times we are taking part in long virtual meetings or even a possible lunch break spot! Chesterfield suites are an excellent option for any home office space – not only are they the epitome of comfort but also appear sophisticated and luxurious, easily making them a key statement piece for your home office, enough to make all your colleagues jealous!
Creating a little work sanctuary can make all the difference to your working life, elevate your mood and enhance your productivity. Adding a stylish desk, with a useful storage system implemented is not only a practical purchase but also acts as a space saving option meaning your paperwork can be filed away neatly and won’t make the office appear untidy or cluttered – tidy desk, tidy mind! On the subject of storage, installing storage systems that allow you to organise and store your notes, stationary, and important files is important. Trendy filing cabinets and floating shelves are excellent ways to combine storage and style within your working environment.
Considering you will be sat at your desk for hours on end, it is imperative that you have a comfortable and supportive chair to sit in. However, just because it needs to be practical doesn’t mean it can’t ooze style and sophistication. If you are going to invest in a decent working chair, then you may as well actually enjoy the way it looks! There are plenty of options to choose from leather, to plush fabrics, clean and contemporary to an extravagant high back!
Ensuring you have good lighting is imperative within a working space, especially to avoid eye strain and ensure you have good visibility during those all-important zoom calls! Various sources of light help with this aspect, an overhead light fixture accompanied by a desk lamp will add dimension and clarity to your office space.
A desk with a view is an excellent concept to implement within a home office space – simply placing your desk in front of a window with a scenic view, and natural sunlight for instance, can promote a positive impact on wellbeing and mood during your working day. When working long hours at a desk, taking short breaks to look out a window or even at a piece of artwork can allow you time to refocus your mind and prohibit feelings of fatigue.
Personalise your area with familiarity such as photographs of loved ones or your favourite flowers. By doing this, you can allow some of your personal home comforts within your professional area, therefore aiding to calm your mood during those sometimes-stressful intervals and challenging moments of those hectic working weeks.
Avoid making the area too manic – neutral warm tones, with complimenting artwork is ideal for this space. The idea is not to have anything that can distract you from your designated tasks. It is also important to consider what would be an aesthetically pleasing backdrop for when you are conducting video calls with colleagues or clients. A good backdrop will ensure your space will appear professional and stylish to viewers and not that you are working with a what could possibly be a busy family home.
Why not add an inspiration board to your décor? Create a board and fill it with goals you are working towards. Maybe you envision a new car, a beach holiday or even a promotion at work! By visualising these concepts, you are likely to thrive more in duties and tasks, constantly reminding yourself what you are working towards.
By decorating the office to your taste and adding a sense of personality and style will create an environment that you will want to and enjoy spending time in, you may actually look forward to going to work – who’da thought it?!