As the coronavirus pandemic develops, we look to the future and the ‘new normal’. Coronavirus proved that working from home can be practical for most businesses, including tech giants like Google and Twitter.
Your interior design may be outdated and causing stress, or you may need inspiration for the best storage solutions. A functional space is a must for staying calm yet productive. Our lives are unpredictable, now more than ever. A functional home office can help you manage your time better. If the way you work is changing, your furniture, layout and design should to.
Buy practical and modern furniture
Plan for working from home for the long term with long lasting and ergonomically designed items in your home office.
Choose your desk and chair wisely
Your desk space is very important, and bespoke desks are most suitable practicality and motivation on a daily basis. A good quality desk and chair will reduce your chance of injury and increase your comfort and focus.
If you find yourself hunched over your desk, then raise your monitor to prevent an aching back. Ergonomic mouse pads and wrist rests for keyboards can also help prevent physical injury or problems.
Ensure your home office is bright in the morning to motivate you and can adapt to night time or flexible working. One way to do this is with modern, bright and sleek blinds. Whether its Venetian, Pleated or Roller blinds, they should help you adapt, day or night.
It is difficult to juggle home and work in the same space. Your home office should be suited to your personal ideas, your own style and your future plans. If you prefer to keep thing simple and sleek, then this can guide you.
Separate your home and workspaces for breaks
Research proves that in order to work our best, we must step away from our workspace to break every few hours. Update the other spaces in your home to relax and unwind in. This can minimise distractions and maximise your work productivity at home.
Your living room and bedroom should be separated from your desk if possible, to improve the layout of your home office and living space.
You could update and modernise your spare room with these ideas to transform it into the perfect home office. If you have a smaller home, plan out an office corner for your desk space.
For added luxury and stress relief, include a modern armchair, comforting throw, footstool or pouffe. You could even choose one with storage space to keep your favourite relaxing books or magazines in.
Think about storage
If you are using your office regularly then it is likely to be filled with paper, files and books. A well-designed storage system will make your space appear neat, tidy and clutter-free.
Consider better filing systems for hiding books, folders and files. They also double as stylish backdrops for Zoom video calls! We can create bespoke, practical bookcases or shelving units tailored to your budget. Request a brochure for more inspiration.
Our home office range features functional and bespoke options for storage, all with soft close doors as standard, creating a blissfully peaceful office space. It can be customised to suit your exact needs, even down to the desk depth and monitor height, all created to the highest standard.
Make space for electronics
Every modern office is equipped with computers, laptops, printers, scanners and other electrical items, much of which won’t fit in with your ideal design scheme.
If you are setting up in a corner, consider clever solutions such as hideaway desks. Hideaway desks allow you to store electricals with ergonomic sliding drawers and storage solutions.
Hide messy cables
To integrate your tech and stay relaxed, you should hide messy cabling. Try bespoke cabinets, cupboards and sideboards that can connect your tech to your power socket whilst hiding messy cables.
Express your style
Say goodbye to stuffy offices with bright and stressful lighting. Say hello to chalkboard walls, mood boards and your favourite art. Just like with the rest of your home, your office should be designed and decorated to inspire and motivate you.
Who says your office should not have a bright pink wall? If you prefer, try unique and bold colour combinations and eclectic décor to keep you inspired.
Try contemporary floating shelves for items you would like to display. Consider adding some plants to purify the air or canvas prints to maintain your creativity.
We can help you to improve the design and layout of your bespoke home office, however big or small. Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you achieve your dream home office. Call us today on 0800 470 1112 or book a free home design visit with us.