Everyone has a different set of needs for their workspace, so many design ideas are by no means one-size-fits-all. However, that doesn’t mean that creating the perfect office space is impossible, far from it.
So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of creating a space that will allow you to work from home, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of suggestions that will help you create a home office that is equally functional as inviting.
1. Create Focus Areas
When you imagine the design for your office, be sure to consider all activities that are all complete in the space. Most likely, all need to combine tables to use when handling documents. But to accomplish various tasks, separate focus areas can be useful.
In addition to your main workspace, think about including additional seating areas for holding discussions or meetings with clients. Or, if there are many family members who need to share a place, arrange things by organizing each person’s workplace.
2. Incorporate Plenty of Storage
Keeping an office organized can be a struggle for many. Especially, if you’re someone who has a tendency to become buried under an unruly desk, so it’s crucial to incorporate plenty of storage solutions into your design.
If you have the space available, cabinets or built-ins are ideal for storing larger items. Open shelving is an easy way to mix functional items and decor elements as well.
3. Choose A Neutral
One of the fundamental insights of color theory is that the colors chosen to decorate space can have a strong impact on our moods. Blue, for example, is often interpreted as calming, while yellow has been shown to cause anxiety.
Because office space is where you want to stay focused, it is useful to set the big blows of color – and the emotional responses they bring – to the side. Instead, focus on choosing a mostly neutral color palette that will allow you to put most of your attention on the task at hand.
4. Accent With Personal Items
As much as it is important to be able to focus in your office, it is also important to create a space where you will all enjoy spending time. Don’t forget to combine several elements of decoration and wall artwork that accentuates your personal taste.
One of the easiest ways to do this (while still creating a cohesive design) is to allow your personal items to determine the color of your accent. Do your best to match bold colors in personal items and combine them sparingly throughout the room.
5. Bring In The Outdoors
Research shows that the presence of natural light in professional space has a tremendous positive impact on employee productivity and morale. It only makes sense that these concepts will easily be translated into the office environment at home too, so find a way to combine outdoor activities.
If possible, make windows an integral part of your design. Think about aligning your table below the window sill and choosing curtains that don’t interfere. Apart from that, don’t hesitate to include other natural elements in your design. Fresh green will add color to the space and improve your mood.