Working from home is the new normal for most of us. Unlike those who have been doing it a while, you probably don’t have a dedicated setup. Creating a well-designed home office can boost your productivity, reduce your stress, and help you stay organized. If you are not sure where to start, our home office design ideas can point you in the right direction. It is much easier to get your work done in a quiet space designed to fit your needs and provide the motivation you need to get ahead.
Home Office Design Ideas
We have put together a few tips and tricks to help you transform your messy kitchen table into a work nook or private office all in the comfort of your home. Some of our ideas are easy organization tricks while others bring in outside elements and dedicated decor to create a final aesthetic. Depending on your available space you can paint the walls or can add a room divider to make your workspace more private. No matter what you choose, we are sure you will be happy with your new home office design.
Keep It Simple
Minimalism has been trending for good reason. Sometimes getting rid of chaos and creating a clean room will allow you to maintain focus on the tasks at hand. Think about adding a simple desk in light colors. Avoid the clutter by keeping storage boxes and drawers nearby to stay organized. Simple colors are best to keep your mind free of distractions while a simple green hanging plant will add a touch of warmth and nature to the room.
A cool looking work space will make you more prone to spending time in it. If you like a rugged look, consider adding a vintage aluminum work desk to your space. Instead of a regular desk chair, get an ergonomic stool that will complete the industrial look. Shelving made from chicken-wire and lamps in grey tones will round out the cool look of this unique work area.
If you are dealing with a small workspace, it is important to keep it clutter-free. For those that only have a corner in the kitchen or their bedroom, it is important to make the most of it when designing a home office. Clutter-free is different than minimal decor. Consider adding an old-fashioned credenza to keep things in their right place without making your workspace look bland.
Old Is Gold
The vintage offices of the past era may have been massive and cumbersome, but they were actually highly effective. You can look on Craigslist or at antique shops for pegboard walls and 50’s styles desk and decor to lend authenticity to your work area. Not only are these decorations affordable, but they also very work efficiently.
Be Bold With Color
Some people thrive in minimalist areas while others need a visual boost. Consider choosing a space in your home, either a full room or just a corner for your work. Paint the area in a bright-toned high-gloss paint to give your eyes a visual boost. The bright tones will keep your brain energized the whole time you are working. This is especially a good idea for those who work in the creative field.
Get Rid of Your Desk
A desk is a must-have for many, but you can actually manage without one. If you need a rack for printing and other paper-based work, consider adding a hanging or stand shelf to accommodate that feature. For the rest of your space, use a small stand or line shelf for your laptop and a stool or ergonomic standing chair instead. This will help you stay focused without taking up too much space in your home or having you feel like you are back in a cubicle.
Scandinavian Style Home Office
A calm and clean aesthetic is a great way to bring peace and productivity to your workspace. Grab a Swedish desk and plant it in front of a south-facing window. This will give you plenty of natural light, a view of the great outdoors, and a great place to work all at the same time. Pair the area with light blue paint and cream-colored accents to complete the neutral look.
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