We picture our home workspaces as ideal settings for leaving behind all distractions and getting work done. In reality, some days it either gets tough to findÂ the right motivation, or itâ€™s too easy to doze off when weâ€™re supposed to be hitting a deadline. If you relate well to these situations, itâ€™s time toÂ spruce up your home office to stay productive.
Read ahead for 5Â home office design ideasÂ that give you theÂ perfect workplace environmentÂ as well as help keep things comfortable. Whether youâ€™re working from a nook in your room or a furnished workspace â€“ these ideas willÂ jazz up thingsÂ for you. Look forward to finally completing that to-do-list and getting your creative juices flowing to come up with new business ideas!
1. Go Vintage
Ditch Amazon and Ikea for once and go for oldÂ sturdy furniture pieces. Anything from a teakwood cabinet to a pine desk would work wonderfully to give your workspaceÂ a rustic vibe. Furniture from a bygone century not only addsÂ a sense of comfortÂ but also creates new meaning in your modern space.
Contrast this dark furniture with sheer lace curtains and cream walls thatÂ let in ample light. Further amp up the walls withÂ vintage wallpaper, photo frames, or even pin some old yellowed pages in front of your desk. Complete the look of thisÂ home office setupÂ by either adding anÂ ancient typewriterÂ or dried roses. You can also fashion aÂ potpourriÂ out of dried flowers toÂ giveÂ a beautiful fragrance to your home working nookÂ that keeps you fresh and awake all day to get work done at home!
Burning the midnight oil toÂ work late?Â Weâ€™ve even got the perfectÂ doily lamp cover DIYÂ for your vintage home office! All you need is some doilies, a large balloon, and mod podge/wall paper glue. First, blow up the party balloon, and stick the doilies carefully onto the entire surface with the glue. Then wait for a while, take a pin and pop the balloon. Voila! Youâ€™ve now got a doily cover ready to be added to a lit lamp.
2. Scandanavian Style
Love to keep thingsÂ functional and yet aesthetic?Â Scandinavian style of interior design is the perfect choice for you to refurbish the home office. This style calls forÂ minimalist clutter-free spacesÂ that let in lots of natural sunlight. Go forÂ neutral coloursÂ like white for the floor and walls. Alternatively, it also works out well if you already have wooden flooring.
Now add a wooden desk, a lamp, an armchair, and a ceramic vase with a plant or two. If you want to embellish slightly, addÂ metal accentsÂ like copper wall sconces or brass pendants for the ceiling. This will not onlyÂ provide ample lightingÂ for your workspace but alsoÂ complement well with the wooden structures.
For added texture to your space, go for simple designs likeÂ geometric printsÂ for the cushion covers. Furnish with aÂ wool carpetÂ orÂ sheepskinÂ rug to complete the warm look of your space. Youâ€™re nowÂ ready to set working!
3. Colour Pop
Bring your vibrant heart into your office space to give it a lively and funky edge that will keep you inspired to work.Â Paint a primary colourÂ like red on the walls and cabinets to amp up the bold look. If you want a subtler effect, go forÂ a blue shadeÂ to give aÂ calming yet colourful lookÂ to your home office.
Alternatively, you can keep the walls as they are and instead useÂ a combination of coloursÂ to brighten up your home office.Â Office accessoriesÂ like sticky notes, wall clocks, colourful bookends, and pastel organisers work the best! You can even addÂ a block print rugÂ or a solid coloured chair to complete youâ€™re the entire look. However, we suggest you use these hues and elements wisely to complement the look of your workspace.
Are you in the mood to do something different? Thereâ€™s also an upcoming fashion trend of creatingÂ entire black home offices! Merely get the walls painted a rich black or dark grey and youâ€™re done! Either use furniture that stands out or simply match it with black furniture to give aÂ sleek lookÂ to your modern home office.
4. Bohemian Vibes
Donâ€™t believe in the â€œless is moreâ€ ideology? Donâ€™t worry, weâ€™ve got you covered with a complete Bohemian spruce up that sitsÂ in tune with your free spirits.
All you have to do isÂ mix elements from different culturesÂ andÂ layer your office with textile piecesÂ that together create a lively environment. AndÂ handmade rugsÂ are just the perfect way to incorporate the Boho vibe in your office! Be it Persian, Kashmiri, or Moroccan â€“ these areÂ a must-haveÂ to beautify your workspace.
Further,Â go bold with paintings, tassel work, macramÃ© hangings, porcelain animal figurines, cane baskets, handmade statues,Â and more! Donâ€™t forget to bring in someÂ fresh greeneryÂ to your workspace by adding plants to your decor. Add interesting trinkets that you may have picked up from your travels on to your desk. Now your home office not only portrays yourÂ inner nomadÂ but also tells a unique story about you!
5. Tropical ParadiseÂ
Besides bringing in fresh plants and lots of sunlight, there are lots of ways to get the tropical vibe going in yourÂ home office design.Â For the walls, you can go for theÂ classic white paintÂ orÂ mellow leafy wallpaper.Â If youâ€™re looking for aÂ beachy tropical vibe, opt for light blue walls. This style is not only about getting the green in but alsoÂ other colours of the gardenÂ in your office.
The furnitureÂ must be simplistic.Â Often crafted from oak wood or bamboo, the desk pieces or cabinets should add to the tropical theme. For embellishment,Â use nature-inspired patternsÂ likeÂ flowery cushion covers, Hawaiian curtains, or even animal printsÂ to enhance the vibes.
Even if your workspace is modern but opens up towards a balcony full of plants, a hammock or an entire terrace garden â€“ it would still be refreshingly tropical. Your office can be anything that gives you that extra breath of oxygen orÂ a sense of opennessÂ â€“ be it a secret garden or a refreshing window that looks towards it.
With this home office guide, we atÂ Ashwin Sheth GroupÂ ensure that youâ€™re aware of interesting decor ideas thatÂ help you to stay relaxed yet productive.Â So, use your weekends imaginatively to style your home office and give it a fun twist of your own.
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