Offices & Workspaces
Creating a working relationship with your home office.
Your work, where and how you get it done, is personal to you. In order to create an optimal workspace in your home, you first need to determine what tools you need to do your work and then figure out what space in your home can support the work. Once you've laid down the basics, the fun begins with incorporating colors and materials that inspire you and draw out the energy you are hoping to instill in your work. The icing on the cake is the lighting, accessories, storage solutions and plants you energize the space with. Let's get working on an office space design that works for you and your needs.
Interior Design, Decorating
Home office help
While it's not ideal to have your home office in your bedroom, you may not have any other options. In that case, the key is to make the work area feel like a work area and the rest of the room feel like a bedroom.
A penny for your thoughts
Even in small spaces, remember to leave a little room for a writing desk. If you're creating an Airbnb, it doesn't take much to add a writing area even in the tiniest of rooms.
Zoning an office space
I always dreamed of owning a secretary, and it was gifted to me by my aunt. It needs repairs and a facelift (hello, next big project!) but here she is. Now that working from home is the new normal, I finally succumbed to the fact that I can no longer sit at my kitchen table to work. I needed to create a separation between where I work and where I eat. It helps create separation for your work day and allows you to better compartmentalize your time.
Lighting, storage, and plants
When figuring out your work space, the first order of business is selecting a workspace and furniture. The second is determining appropriate lighting and bookshelves. In addition to making sure the furniture and accessories are practical, I would encourage you to select lighting and storage that is visually pleasing to the eye. It boosts your mood and helps motivate you to work. Plants provided an added energy and oxygen boost! Drought resistant succulents and orchids work well.
Letting in the light
When determining how best to design your workspace, take into consideration natural light. It impacts your mood and productivity levels. Balancing the amount of light you get with shades of white and reflective materials is key. The more light, the better. Don’t forget to open up your curtains and let the light in! “I cannot see in darkness. Let the light of truth light up my mind.” - CIM
Double duty entry workspace
If you don't have the luxury of having a dedicated office room in your home, there are many areas you can consider adding a desk. In this home, a desk doubled as the entryway table. The drawers and secretary desk provided ample space to hide a laptop, wires, paper, cards, and even wrapping paper. Another option is to turn a spare closet into a 'clo-ffice.' You can add removable wallpaper, add extra lighting, and get creative with storage in many spaces.