Home Office Design Ideas
Less employees are traveling every day to an office and more people are working from home than ever before. In fact, one study discovered that 66% of United States employees are now working from home for at least part of the work week due to the pandemic. A designated work area is important for productivity and organization among other things. Luckily, a home office can be set up in almost any room and for some this means that a fabulous office design is a top priority!
Here is a perfect place to begin your home office design journey. Keep reading for some amazing ideas and inspiration from L’IMAGE Design Studio’s interior experts.
Location, Location, Location
Some people do not have extra spare space to make a home office. However, it is easy to convert a guest room, large laundry room, shed, enclosed porch, or rarely used dining room into a multifunctional space.
Add a POP of Color
Just because you are designing an office does not mean it has to be boring. Choose a color that makes you happy and inspired. Some people prefer bright, cheerful colors like orange, yellow, or lime green. Others want a soothing shade like botanical green or ocean blue. Research the psychology of colors and how they affect your productivity or mood.
Home Office Design Lighting
Make sure the office has plenty of light to cut down on headaches and eye strain. Position the computer monitor so there is no glare from a window or overhead light.
Video conferencing is making people more aware of how they are seen. Home office design ideas will help to keep this in mind. Muffled sounds or echoes, bright or insufficient lights, and backdrops will be considerations as we inhabit virtual spaces. Backgrounds and surrounding spaces should be something professional but not boring, something that shows a little bit of your personality while still blending into the rest of the home. A Vahallan hand painted wallcovering is great for an accent wall. Add some 3D shelves or a nice piece of artwork that will catch the eye of the other zoom callers, but not totally distract them.
Office with a View
Natural light is ideal, but if you have a home office space without a window, hang a pretty picture above the desk, or position your chair to face the door. Bring some nature indoors with a nice plant or other greenery to give your space that little extra pizzazz.
Organize Vertically & Horizontally
Hang floating shelves on the walls to get papers and office equipment off the desk. Use vertical file folders on the desk to keep important papers within arm’s reach. Small wheel carts or cabinets for storage are a great way to hide things so they are organized but out of sight.
Home Office Design Furniture
Since you will be spending a good amount of time in your new office, you want to make sure you are comfortable. Your space needs a desk or table that is at work height. The standard work height for a desk or table is 29 inches from the floor to the top of the work surface. Invest in a quality, larger sized computer monitor (or two) for your home office. An adjustable ergonomic office chair is also important for your posture and comfort.
All in the details
Add some beloved knickknacks, a special photo, a salt lamp, coffee mug, or inspiration quote décor to your desk area.
A home office is one of the most exciting spaces to design! Whether your home office goal is peaceful for optimal focus or a space that is invigorating and motivating, you can achieve your goal through design. The most important thing is that it reflects you and you genuinely love spending time in this space.