A space that is gaining more and more attention in new ways is the home office. Of course having a space to sit and do ‘the bills’ has been around for a while, but home offices have taken on a different, more modern use as the numbers of ‘mompreneurs’ and those working from home continues to grow. It is no longer an afterthought that is hardly used and functions as the catch-all space. It can be a space that provides an inspirational, functional and of course, stylish room to work in. In this blog post we will list the essentials to create your perfectly-styled and well-equipped home office.
First up: THE DESK
The key here is to give yourself enough surface area for the specific activities you will be doing. Tap into your personal style and what elements will motivate and inspire you to get down to work. Below is a beautiful glass top desk with shaped lucite legs. Perfect for a clean lined, modern- yet classic office desk.
This rustic wood desk reads playful with a pop of colour on the legs to allow it to be placed in either a rustic or more transitional style space.
Don’t Forget: THE CHAIR
Will you be sitting at your desk for long periods of time, or only here and there? Make sure you consider comfort in your chair selection so as to not discourage yourself from getting work done or potentially cause you pain over time. After considering the comfort of the chair- select a chair that goes nicely with your desk. Modern, traditional or rustic? Check out some of our faves below:
What is an office without: STORAGE
Proper storage is important for your home office. There is nothing motivating or encouraging about a pile of paper sprawled all over your desk from the day before. Whether the storage is built into your desk or incorporated with shelving and baskets- it is an essential element of your home office. We love these Kate Spade magazine holders; and why not add some open shelving to add both storage and style above your desk?!
If your space allows for it, a bookshelf is a great way to add plenty of additional storage to your home office while also providing ample room to add art, personal items and decor.
How could we forget: ACCESSORIES
The details. Our favourite part of any space. There are loads of stationary companies out there to help outfit your desktop and pull together the style of your home office. Your desktop would not be complete without some form of: pens and colourful markers; notebooks to write down your goals and to create lists; general office supplies like scissors, staplers and a hole punch; and finally- unique elements that personalize your space. Here are some of our favourites to make your home office complete.
All in all, a well put-together and professional space is not only about aesthetics and design, but about creating an inspirational space to dedicate time and productive thought. Start yourself off on the right foot and make the most efficient use of your home office by having all of the right elements and-as always- contact Alex & Lily for more details and assistance.
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