With just a little research, thought and creativity, it's quite simple to create the perfect home office. With so many more people working from home these days, creating the right environment for productive working is incredibly important yet not too difficult. Our helpful guide will take you through all of the major considerations, and assist you in designing a space that's stylish, practical and blends effortlessly into the rest of your home.
Making the Most of Available Space
You don't have to have a large spare room in order to create a perfect office space. Many desk areas can be created from a very small space and just take a little thought and imagination. If you do have a spare room to use then that's wonderful and will make your design job a little easier, but smaller spaces can be fun to convert and bring out your creative side.
In order to create this functional workspace you need to be aware of the key elements:
- Good lighting
- Great seating
- A decent worktop
- Clever storage
- A filing system
Be aware also of how you want the space to blend with the rest of your decor. Don't allow it to jar with your current style. If you love sleek, minimal styling for example, you'll love our UCLIC range of desks that work perfectly in a contemporary setting.
One of the most important factors to consider has to be the lighting. Get this right and your working day will be so much better. Think about the type of light you need. Do you need task lighting for crafting? Will you need lots of natural light, or will artificial light be sufficient. Do you need to light the areas around the desk as part of your job? Doing your research before making any purchases will help your design be more efficient and accurate.
Storage and Organisation:
I guess it's an old cliche, but decent storage will make a huge difference to your productivity and reduce your stress levels. Assess what kind of storage you will need. Do you have to have space to store materials and products? Or is a filing system for paperwork essential? Do you want it on display, or would you prefer it hidden?
Colour and Decor:
As we've mentioned, it's important that your workspace reflects your style and the decor in your home. If you love colour don't be afraid of using it in your home office, as in the image below, but keep it simple if that's your preferred style. Incorporate a colour scheme into your workspace design that complements the rest of your home and the office space won't feel too artificial or corporate.
Have you been inspired by our guide today? I do hope this has given you some useful tips and suggestions on what to consider when designing your home office.
Is there anything else that you need to be aware of to create the perfect home office?
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