I have been working from home for nearly four years, and I do confess that it took me some time to make my home office a comfy and functional space.
I know it is different to everyone, but working from home for me means having to deal with a flexible schedule, sharing home with family, while I need to spend some quiet time on my own. It can be chaos sometimes.
But we can create and design a gorgeous, stylish, and functional space where you can spend long hours during the weekdays focused on work and relax on the weekend with family in this same room. Does this space exist?
To help you create a home office that will boost your productivity and creativity, I have brought together some amazing home office ideas for any sizes of space.
The Perfect Desk
After your computer and smartphone, the desk is the most important item in my home office. As a journalist and teacher, I need space to store pens, notebooks, and other bits & bobs that I need. If you need a spacious table too, an executive desk is your best choice.
I do love rectangular worktop desks. They are stylish, aesthetically pleasing, elegant and durable too. The perfect desk will certainly help you to get things done.
Comfy and Stylish Desk Chair
If you already have a perfect desk, why not investing in a comfy desk chair? After all, that is going to be the place you will spend most of your time during the week and on the weekends.
The best match is always the comfiest one, right? I would go for something elegant, with an executive look and strong features. It never goes out of style.
Add Artwork to your Walls
Artwork is pleasing to see, to admire and it adds colours to any room. Choose pieces that add meaning to your space. I have a couple of prints about music and anime themes. It provides a focal point on the wall and gives life to it.
Natural Light or Table lights
If you have big windows in some rooms of the house. That is the perfect spot to create your cosy home office. I am lucky enough to have some green views from Sutton Park from my home office.
But even if natural light is not a feature at your house, invest in stylish lighting or vintage table light. A well-lit room is a perfect element to boost your creativity and productivity.
Yes, plants. I cannot have them in my home office because my beloved cat Dougal loves eating them. But if you don’t have a cheeky pet around, I do recommend you invest in green areas. It makes a lot of difference when you are surrounded by nature. But if you cannot work outside in a park, you can bring them home.
Some time ago, I have talked about some naturalistic ideas to make your home eco-friendlier. The indoor houseplants are the best option to decorate your home office, and they also provide a lot of ventilation, refreshing air and a good mood, right?