Adding or renovating a stylish home office will give you a place to work, as well as add value to your home. A home office should be a dedicated space that allows for minimal distractions and maximum focus. Luckily, there are plenty of design elements that will help you achieve the style you want in your home office.
It’s All About the Desk (and Chair)
A home office desk isn’t simply the place you get work done – it’s the main focal point and design element of the room. The desk and chair you choose will dictate almost all of the other decorative items in the room, so make this your first purchase, before any decor. Take advantage of this by getting a stylish office desk and chair that will make a statement as soon as you walk into the room.
Make Room for Plenty of Shelves
Design by Pepperjack Interiors
As a place of work, you should have plenty of available shelf space for books, files, awards and decorations. Organizing these important items is essential to maximize productivity and concentration. Additionally, a home office that’s well organized will help optimize your workflow. Built in shelves can help to create a cohesive look throughout the office. If you want to reduce the stress of finding the perfect filing cabinet or storage system, opt for something that is a permanent fixture, you can always adjust what you fill the space with if your tastes or needs change in the future.
Take Advantage of the View (If You’ve Got One)
Image via Architectural Digest
While not everyone will have a spectacular view – or even windows – those that do should take advantage of it. After all, a window lets in light that brightens up the room, keeping you more alert and gives you something to take your mind off work during inevitable breaks during the day. Keep your windows front and center by keeping them free of blinds or curtains and position your desk towards the window so you have a view of outside.
Add Texture to the Walls, Floors and/or Ceiling
Design by Maxime Jansens
To create a stronger sense of depth, work some textures into the walls, floors and/or ceiling. Get creative with some old, reclaimed wood and install an accent wall for a more layered design style. For a less permanent solution you can try a patterned wallpaper that can be changed with minimal effort if you decide to switch it up. You can also try unique patterns with the floor or ceiling to add interest and intrigue that will peak visitors interest immediately.
Use Lines to Your Advantage
Photo by Taggart Sorenson
To give your home office a more spacious feeling, use lines to your advantage. Lines that run the length of the room will provide more depth and make the space feel much larger than it is.
Utilize Any Space
Image via Better Homes and Gardens
Wherever there is counter space, you can add a home office. Repurpose some space in your kitchen or basement and transform it into a workspace.
Get Creative with Accent Furniture
Design by Squarehouse Studios
Whether it’s a couch or a couple of chairs, a piece of accent furniture can add that extra dash of style you may be missing. It also gives a place for clients to sit when talking business, as well as a spot for you to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work.
Need Help Styling Your Home Office?
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