Thursday, August 29, 2019

6 Office Design Ideas

Many people resent stepping foot into their office. For those who work from home or those who just need to get some work done, it’s merely a room that houses a computer and some documents. In order to really enjoy spending time in your office, it’s a good idea to make it a place that you want to spend time in. Create somewhere that helps you focus, but somewhere which is a space you would happily enjoy a cup of coffee in. Below are a few ideas to help you create an office that really works for you.

1.    The double-up

If you live in a small home, you might resent the idea of devoting a specific part of your home to your office equipment. After all, in a small house, each room should feel comfortable but functional. Installing a murphy bed is just one way of doing this. By adding a subtle desk and reading area, with a discrete fold-out bed, your office can turn into a sophisticated bedroom in a matter of seconds. This is ideal if you regularly have guests staying over.

2.    Book-shelf feature wall

If you strongly disagree with Marie Kondo’s assertion that your books should be handed into a second-hand shop when not used, then it’s time to make the most of your collection. If your office just wouldn’t be an office without plenty of books, then turn bookshelves into a feature wall installment. Break up sections with decor, ornaments, and plants to help create a breathable space.

3.    Laptop tray

Finding a desk with a laptop tray is one of the most discrete ways of keeping your office tidy. Being able to conceal your laptop leaves room for either a desktop computer or other gadgets on your desk. It can also be used to hide all manner of paperwork, or maybe even your phone and tablet devices.

4.    Think outside the box

Wheeled chairs may be the norm in traditional offices, but do you necessarily need one in your home office? Do you even need a traditional-style desk to work from? Thinking outside the box can result in your having a truly eye-catching office that inspires the urge to work, or even creativity.

5.    Unique plant-life

No matter how hard we try to avoid it, specific plans will always remind us of corporate offices. However, houseplants always help brighten up the atmosphere and keep the air clean. Whether it’s a spider plant or a tall Yucca plant, it’s a good idea to find something that doesn’t remind you of your first job. Go to your local garden center and find something that’s unique but easy to look after.

6.    Statement lamp

Light is an incredibly important feature of a happy office. Having enough light to work by and create an open atmosphere will make you much more likely to want to spend your time in your office. Choosing a chic and trendy statement lamp is an easy way of doing this.

Designing a home office should not be all about pragmatism. Designing a space that is creatively stimulating and comforting to be in will make you far more productive. Choosing artwork and features that appeal to you will make it feel like your own personal study.

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