Home offices are becoming more and more commonplace as people take advantage of flexible working arrangements, as well as the trend for increasing self-employment. However, it’s important that these areas are well thought out spaces in order for us to make the most of our working environments. We’re here to show you how to style your home office so you’ll be eager to get to work!
Easily the most important part of your home office, it’s crucial you find a style that will work for you. Consider how much desk space you’ll need for the things you use the most – will you have a laptop or desktop computer? Does your printer need to be on the desk too? It’s best to keep your desk as decluttered as possible and our Limoges desk has handy drawers for you to hide away messy paperwork.
There are two questions you’ll need to answer before deciding where to place your desk. Firstly, where’s the window? You don’t want your desk to face the window as there’s nothing worse than having the sun in your eyes. Equally, don’t have your back to the window either as the glare on your screen will drive you mad. Instead, keep the window to one side, somewhere you can see out of it and take advantage of the natural light, as seen here with our Serpentine collection.
Secondly, will you be seeing clients here? If you plan on seeing clients in your home office, make sure there’s enough space either side of your desk for you both to feel comfortable. Don’t position yourself too far from the door either; no one likes a long foreboding walk before a meeting.
In order to keep your office a tidy space in which you can easily work, it’s often necessary to invest in extra storage space. From filing cabinets to bookcases, the right style can create the perfect mood for your home office. We love our Antibes bookcase, as the sleek high gloss style is great for pairing with other pieces in the collection to create a wall unit that does exactly what you need it to.
One of the best things about having a home office is that you are in charge of the design of it. Put pictures on the walls, a rug on the floor and make it your own. You can also take the time to find a chair that offers you the right support, as well as looking stylish. Our Pinehurst chair, shown, is great for a traditional office look but if you prefer something with more support, be sure to check out our Astor chair.