How to Design Your Home Office Workspace
Whether you work from home or have carved out a space for something you love like crafting, reading, or writing, your home office is a place that should inspire the flow of creativity and allow you to get down to business. Whether you will be working from a spacious home office or a desk nook, the essence of your work remains the same. If you’re looking for home office design ideas, here’s some thoughts to help get your creative juices flowing.
Breathe some life into your space, so you'll want to stay longer. Try to ensure a balanced home office which is practical, ergonomic, comfortable, and clean—if these elements aren’t in place, end up working at the kitchen table! A lovely plant is said to help keep you feeling calm and clean the air—plus it looks pretty too. I like either a Snake Plant or a ZZ plant. Both look lovely, are good for cleaning the air, and are low maintenance!
Sit or Stand Workstation
Sitting on your bum all day is not great for your health, so this DIY corner workstation by a Beautiful Mess remedies that. In a nutshell, this project uses inexpensive wood and bargain basement shelf brackets to transform an untapped wall into a wrap around, bar height desk that you can use standing. When it is time to sit down, pull up a bar stool.
Use All the Space
When you live in a small apartment and need to use all the space you can, a niche can become the place that showcases both a loft bed and a compact office space underneath. Even when the room lacks storage space, a vintage wooden box or two can be used to store your magazines and paperwork.
Decorate with images that speak to you. Even if you're crunching numbers all day. Fill your office with vibrant art to energize your space and make you feel motivated.
We not only like to focus on good lighting for functionality, but a pretty light can also work as a beautiful focal point of a room and take the design to the next level.
A unique light bulb that combines a beautiful moment in time and an industrial vibe. Each bulb is one of a kind, colorful creation that can add ambiance to your Workspace.
Turn a Closet into a Home Office
In this condo, by Popp Littrell Architecture and Interiors, a spare closet became a home office. The shelving above it makes room for books and a printer. Orange paint brightened up the nook with invigorating color. The best part is that when it is time to quit working, shutting the door keeps the office out of sight.
A Corner of The Living Room
A corner of the living room can become the place you use to get work done. Carefully chosen decor helps this space become part of the overall design. A comfortable office chair is of utmost importance for those spending a lot of time at a desk, so make sure you choose one that is both supporting and aesthetically pleasing.
Find the Rug
Ground your space with a colorful area rug—for visual interest and soothing sound-absorption. The multi-colored rug brings in other colors that accent the peach and green nicely, too. But you could also do a neutral gray rug with this color combo. Keep the furniture simple and clean to make it more sleek, and then add in some green foliage to give the room some texture!
Room Divider Curtain
You can carve out a nook for your home office using a curtain as shown in this New York City apartment by Sheer and Company. The fabric "wall" spans the width of the space. When closed it separates the work area from the living room.
Make it welcoming—but not too cozy that all you want to do is nap. Neutral colors on your walls and floor, paired with natural wood, plants and some kind of textile, like blankets, throw pillows, rugs or a yarn wall hanging, create a simple yet cozy working space.