Building your Dream Home Office
It doesn’t matter if you are running your whole business from home or need a comfortable space to focus during weekends – building your dream office is a fun and satisfying project. All you need is a spare room and that’s it.
You can transform any space into a functional office that will help you be more productive and achieve your business goals in no time. Start redecorating, here are a couple of tips that will help you create your dream office.
The Urban Office
The space for a home office can be flexible. If you don’t have a spare room, section off a part of your living room and transform it into a workplace. You should think about dividing the space with a modern shelving unit such as Swan Bookcase. It will form a border between you and the rest of the room. If you use it for storing files, this shelf can become an important part of your office. A separate room is better if you want a quiet place to work in but this arrangement can work fine as well.
Noise can be distracting, especially if you have a large family so make sure you can shut the door completely and concentrate on the work. Think about refreshing the paint on the walls as well. White is generally accepted and most commonly used color but you can also get some wallpapers or decorate your dream office with wall stickers. You don’t have to follow the standard color chart and use peachy tones. Vivid and bright colors will do wonders for your productiveness.
Light is also quite important so make sure your office gets enough natural sunlight. Try to have at least one large window in the space and place your work surface near it. On the other hand, if you love catching up with various tasks in the evenings, you need to install good artificial lighting. Combine a chandelier with a simple lamp that can stand on your desk. Floyd table lamp will look great in any space because it is universal and stylish.
Furniture that Excites!
Once you are done with room preparations, you should start picking out the furniture. Modern décor is recommended because the lines are clean and simple. A desk is a centerpiece of every office so select one that will work well with the space you have available and be useful to you in the long run. After all, it will be the most used piece of furniture in the room so it has to be functional.
If your office is large, we recommend the Outline Desk because it is a corner table, has multiple surfaces, and moving around it is very easy. You can have everything you need right there on the top and it will still look neat and clean. There is a solution for smaller rooms as well – Castella Office Desk is compact, has plenty of room for a computer, and there is enough storage for your files and necessities. The drawers will help you organize better and keep the surface tidy and uncluttered.
If you are a fan of minimalist design and contemporary furniture, Matt Desk will fit the space perfectly. The top surface is wide and elegant. Plus, there are two small drawers underneath so you can keep everything in order. It is an ideal desk for artists and designers, especially if you place good lighting above it. And you will have a place to store your art supplies as well.
Polishing out the Details
Once you find the perfect desk, it is time to select an office chair. The design depends on the amount of time you will spend sitting down. Yes, you can use a standard dining room chair but it might be better to have more cushioning, especially if you plan to work full time from your home.
Ergo Office Chair will support your back well and keep you comfortable. If you want something more elegant, go for Lucia Office Chair. It is well padded and ergonomic so you will feel rested even if you are at your desk for hours. Make sure you match the chair with the desk and the rest of the office.
Crafty Wall Storage
The key to keeping your office tidy and organized is to have enough shelves and storage space. You might need extra cabinets as well, depending on the work you do. With its clean design, Parthenon Etagere should fit into any office or room and it will accommodate all the supplies and files you need to have close to you. Add a couple of boxes, some accessories, and you will have a bright and useful shelving unit that can hold everything you need.
Swan Open Cabinet is slightly smaller so you can hang a corkboard or any type of artwork above it. The top surface can hold smaller office supplies like post-it notes and pens that will help you become more organized. Connect the cabinet to your desk and you will have some extra work surface as well. It is a versatile piece of furniture that can solve any storage issue and help you clean up your work area effortlessly.
Your dream office should be inspiring to you so personalize the space as much as you can. The best way to increase your productivity is to create an atmosphere that will motivate you. This is quite important if you run your entire business from home because things can get boring if your office looks generic. Clean walls will feel a bit cold and dull so hang some artwork, quotes that fire up your imagination, or interesting photographs.
If you are a fan of art, consider abstract paintings and prints that will open up your space and make it more cheerful.