As lockdown continues, it comes as no surprise that working from home has become the new normal for many of us in recent weeks, and if you already have a beautiful home office set up then chances are that you’re enjoying the peace, privacy and inspiration a tasteful and personalised space can provide.
But with these arrangements set to remain in place for the foreseeable future, if you’ve yet to create a dedicated workspace to enhance your productivity and allow you to work undisturbed, now could be just the time to transform that spare room.
Many of us are coming to the realisation that working from home – at least on a part time basis – might be viable and even more conducive to productivity, long after lockdown has ended – so if you’re hoping to make this a permanent set-up, then why not invest in your space now? It couldn’t be easier to create a suave, sophisticated and dynamic home office that, if done right, will maximise your output no end.
Here’s how you can add a touch of class, elegance and personality to your working space now.
Add a wow factor from the ground up
When considering the materials that will define your home office aesthetic, it’s a good idea to start with your flooring. After all, everything else can be changed up regularly if you get bored with it, but unless a complete makeover is on the cards, your flooring is here to stay for the long-haul.
Opt for the kind of statement flooring that satisfies your personal taste, whilst also setting the scene for a calm, yet productive, day of work. Natural materials like parquet wood flooring can help us to feel more relaxed and restful, yet alert and firing on all cylinders cognitively, so why not give it a try?
Add bespoke furniture
Your office should be an individualised space that’s set up to create an inspiring atmosphere that will get those creative juices flowing. So, with this in mind, make sure your choices in furniture reflect your personality and look for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces to add interest and vibrancy to your space.
Bespoke furniture can add a greater sense of personality and dynamism to your working environment – take a look at this stylish chest of drawers by Tylko, for example. You don’t have an average job or create average work – so why would you want to fill your workspace with average furniture?
Treat yourself to a luxury desk
If you anticipate working from home for life, not just for lockdown, if there’s one piece of furniture you’ll want to to invest the most in then it has to be a really good desk. Choose a durable, yet sophisticated, piece that will tie your home office aesthetic together and add a sense of prestige and luxury.
Head to Juliettes Interiors for some of our top picks. Combining sensational design with the highest quality materials – from marble or ebony veneer to Italian leather – they’re a great way to up the ante on opulence and create a lavish office environment you’ll love.
Choose wall art that inspires
Even the most prolific of us needs a little inspiration every now and then, so be discerning in your choice of wall art and choose pieces that provoke and excite the senses. Finding something that aligns well with your personal taste and style shouldn’t be difficult, but keep it to one or two statement pieces to avoid overkill – remember, less is always more, and a cluttered or overdone environment can hamper your productivity. Walls can easily become busy and distracting when too much art is hung upon them, so opt for a plain backdrop and space your choices out around the room.
Any of these simple tweaks and flourishes will help you to create an office space that oozes class and sophistication – and that will also keep you happy and productive while working in your home office. Whether it’s a short-term set-up or a long-term arrangement, you’ll be sure to want to make it a permanent thing – because who wouldn’t love to spend their working days surrounded by such good taste?