Something you may have found yourself thinking on more lately is your home office, or even, the lack thereof. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to office design.
A good design foundation is intentional from top to bottom. It's always a great starting point to give some thought to what type of feel you want to achieve in your office space. Of course, my go-to is usually a quick inspiration binge on Pinterest.
In general, lighting is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It's a good idea to incorporate a variety when possible. Here are a few types of lighting to consider: overhead, task, tabletop and natural. Choose a balance of what looks good and what functions.
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Whether you work predominantly digitally or can't live without your pen and paper, having some type of storage is crucial if you want to keep your sanity - at least in my opinion. Again, striking a balance here is important and by choosing a combination of open and closed storage is a win-win! This way you can use the open for decor and the closed for the the less exciting items.
There are several decisions to make when it comes to your desk beyond the look and material you go with. You need to consider the size and placement as well. If you like to spread out while working, you many consider an L-shaped desk. If pacing while on phone-calls is a habit of yours, then perhaps floating the desk in the center of the room instead of against the wall would work better for you.
Balancing Form and Function
Since your home office should be a place where you can be both productive and energized, it's important to incorporate those aspects directly into your design choice.
When it comes to choosing paint colors for your home office, it's generally a good idea to keep it pretty neutral and instead bring color in with accessories like wall art and decorative objects. If you're working with a small space, lean toward lighter colors to avoid closing in the space.
Having a good mixture of materials will help create interest in your home office. By using a combination of wood, metal, linen and leather are some great options. Texture can also be created visually by simply choosing high contrast colors.
It's The Little Things
Treat your space like you treat your work: with great attention to detail. Accessorizing is what will round out your space and give it personality that fits you. Are you someone that is more traditional? Look for classic decor like a globe or hourglass. If you are more of of a trendy personality get something more quirky like an alligator shaped stapler or planter with a face on it to liven things up!
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Hire It Done
I'm totally biased on this advice because... well, it's what I do for a living! But seriously, if the idea of pulling your home office space together on your own totally stressing you out, then call on a professional! Just be sure you understand the process and that you feel confident you will be getting a design solution for your space.
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