With working from home still being a reality for many, we’ve been looking for ways to elevate your working from home situation. Keep scrolling for our fave office inspiration pics and tips to create your own perfect workspace.
1. Splurge on lighting
Lighting is an essential design element in every space — especially the office! And with the huge range of lighting on the market now, you’ll be sure to find one that’s functional and enhance the look of your space.
For something contemporary, consider a sleek, powder-coated metal table lamp or if you want to create a glam home office like the one below, a pair of elegant table lamps either side of a console will achieve the look.
It’s amazing what a difference lighting can have on our mood, thoughts and productivity. Check out this article for more tips to create a lighting plan for your home.
2. Add art to your walls
We believe in adding art to every zone of your home and that includes your home office! Framed posters, works on canvas, wall hangings or even our free monthly calendar, can all add interest to your space.
3. Add pattern and texture to your walls with wallpaper
Create impact in your workspace with graphic wallpaper. Repetitive or tessellated patterns like this one are softer on the eye and ideal for the office.
With wallpaper being back on trend, there is a wide array of modern prints in all colours so you’ll be sure to find one that’s just right for your space.
We asked the experts to share their top tips on using wallpaper in the home and here’s what they had to say.
4. Inspiration boards
Inspiration or mood boards above your desk are a great idea in the office.
Not only are they a practical way to keep your creative energy flowing, wall-to-wall boards like this one can add texture and contrast to the space.
5. Storage solutions
Stay organised with a range of storage solutions.
We love the use of magazine boxes, desk trays and natural open baskets in this office. The shelving unit and square box wall shelves are also clever ideas for maximising space and keeping clutter away.
6. Double desk
Having two desk spaces — one for your computer and one for hand writing or drawing — is a great idea for people who do a lot of non-computer work.
We love that the desks aren’t matching. The layout of having them back to back is perfect for people who can be easily distracted by email notifications!
A good rug can be the feature of a room.
Animal prints are our favourite and we love the look of this zebra pattern.
8. Room with a view
There’s nothing more beautiful in a space than natural light. If you’re lucky enough to have large windows, make them the hero of the room like this office.
Did you know you can get windows installed for less than you might think? We had a super-dark dining room and added a large window to look out to our cherry blossom trees. It solved our darkness issue and created the most beautiful view.
9. Add a splash of colour
Painting your office is an inexpensive way to update and freshen the space. This muted turquoise is the colour of the moment and adds a sense of serenity and depth.
If you need help deciding what colour to paint your office, our ‘Colour and emotion’ article with a Haymes Colour and Concept Manager gives insights into the psychology of colours.
10. Liven it up
We like to add a living element to each room we style.
Indoor plants can help lower stress and negative feelings, improve your wellbeing and add interest to a space.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum x ‘Clevelandii’) are our ‘go to’ indoor plant of choice because they have beautiful glossy green leaves and serpent-like white flowers, and are almost impossible to kill!
Do you have other office ideas? Share them in the comments below!