Your home office design might be left as the last priority, compared to rooms such as living spaces, your bedroom or entertainment areas. However, the design and set up of your home office is imperative to the productivity of your work when in this space!
We’ve compiled this guide to help you with your home office design…
The best colours to use when designing your home office:
White, ivory, grey and tan – these tones evoke comfort. They also do not distract and can be combined with accent colors for vitality and energy.
Purple – accents and shades of purple have been proven to stimulate imagination. Purple or lavender tones cross the line between warm and cool tones and is a typically good colour choice when focus and concentration is required.
Green – commonly, green evokes organic, fresh, restful emotions and can foster concentration, reminding people of nature. This color can add freshness and vitality to an office.
Here’s 4 steps that when setting up your home office that will make your space functional and beautiful:
- Location is key – think about where in the home you would like to work. If you’re a mum maybe you want a family style office in a central place in the house, or if you’re a professional you may want to have your office away from the main activity in the house.
- Allow a big enough space – don’t underestimate how much space you’ll need in your office. You will have a desk, chair, printer, storage, and need room to move around and make calls etc.
- Splurge on seating – make sure that your office chair is fitted to your body as sitting in an uncomfortable position can lead to short-term pain and long-term health problems.
- Desk size – select a desk that is wide enough for your computer and anything else necessary to do your work.
A few further areas to consider…
The best storage/ shelving – Storage and shelving is often one of the most important parts of an office design, because your productivity can be reflected by it. Make sure to include enough shelving, filing cabinets or cupboards for your storage needs.
Natural lighting – lighting is key for your office space, but more importantly you need natural lighting! Recent studies show that natural light and greenery have a direct impact on people’s creativity boosting it by 15%.
Accessorise and personalise the space – think about what inspires you and incorporate that into the accessorising of your office design. Maybe a piece of art, some personal touches, a splash of painted colour?
Look Cabinets can help you update your home office on a budget that suits you, or create a new build home office in your dream home. Call us today on (07) 5472 7946 for a free quote or to discuss your home office vision.