The holidays are over and if you’re like me, reluctantly, it may be time to head back to the office — hopefully finding ways to feel inspired by the endless possibilities a New Year can bring.
If it’s a home office that’s calling you, and your ‘resolve’ is to be more productive — then your office design should consider things like available space, furniture placement, organization, color and comfort.
Color — even working from home can be stressful and easily distracting — choose colors that provide a sense of calm like shades of green, blue or beige.
Simple and Sophisticated
A home office can also provide comfort and style by using art and accessories that showcase your interests — this metal-based table keeps the space open and airy and the wing-backed chair may have been “borrowed” from another room in the house, but certainly works here.
Multipurpose — when your office needs to work “double-duty,” furniture placement and organization is critical. This u-shaped layout provides lots of surface space for multitasking; the bookcases allow for plenty of vertical storage.
This office offers two work stations and still provides for organized, stylish storage all on one wall!
Space at a Premium?
This space was creatively carved into this valuable bit of “real estate” under the stairs; still taking into consideration the architecture of the home. Don’t you love the enclosed storage?
Here’s one of my favorites — this sofa table creates an instant work area — the top is recycled barn board and the base is old plumbing pipe — a wonderful example of ‘upcycling.’
It’s a New Year and the possibilities are endless — it only takes some creativity and planning on your part. Just like the redesign of a home office that will really work for you.
Here’s to a happy and productive 2015!
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