Working at home is so difficult! It seems like every five minutes something happens that distracts you, or even if nothing happens you’ll distract yourself with thoughts of the washing up you should probably do or the errand you should run.
If you want to make working at home more productive, you can help yourself by designing yourself an office space that you really want to be in, and that helps you to work as efficiently as possible.
A vintage style office can be absolutely gorgeous, and doesn’t need to cost too much. Keep an eye out on eBay or Facebook marketplace for old roll-top desks and Victorian-style chairs that are in need of a bit of TLC. Pair them with sumptuous fabrics, and gorgeous artwork and you’ll have a space that you won’t want to leave.
Who needs a desk?
Now that everything is done on the computer, there’s no need to have a big desk and filing cabinets for storage purposes. You don’t actually need to have a desk at all. Get yourself a small table instead and save yourself space or get a larger table and populate it with plants and books.
You could even work from a bean bag chair, like these enormous and vibrant ones from SumoLounge. Work couldn’t get any cozier!
Cool industrial space
If your office set up is in a garage or other outbuilding that looks a little industrial, then lean into it.
This Colorado home features an industrial-style space complete with an aluminum table and chicken wire bookcases. The mix of rustic and industrial has it looking like a great space to work in.
Bring the outdoors in
Having houseplants improves the air quality in your home, and has been linked to lower stress levels and greater productivity. So why not get loads of houseplants, and continue the theme with jungle print curtains and rugs?
You could even front your cabinets and shelving with trellis so that it really looks as though you’re working in a garden.
Scandinavian style is minimal, cool and chic. Perfect for an efficient home office design that is calming at the same time. Think cool colors and clear surfaces and you won’t go far wrong.
A great way to achieve the Scandinavian look is to use mostly neutral tones with the occasional pop of color, as this allows you to maintain the clean vibe without looking too plain.
If your office space is quite small, then you’ll want to make the most of the space. There are some great items of furniture that you can get to help you do just that, try a fold-out or wall mounted desk and get creative with your shelving. Leave no space unused.
A bohemian style home office is a great way to surround yourself with the things that make you happy. Stuff your office full of mementos of trips, photos of people you love, and things that make you smile. That way even the most tedious Zoom call won’t sap your spirit.