5 Of Our Best Home Office Design Tips

Every day, more and more people are working from home. With Covid, global unrest and amazing technology, working from home are becoming more and more desirable. Even if you don’t have a job that requires you to work from home, everyone should have one (or more) little corners set aside in their home for creating, working, and dreaming.  This can be a reclaimed secretary that holds pride-of-place in your living room, or a small desk tucked under a window at the end of a hall.  It can even be a space that you have to share with others and other functions from time to time, like part of the dining room table or a counter in the laundry room.  

All of us have correspondence we need to take care of and having a place and system for mail, bills etc is crucial to our people of mind.  If your house lacks a formal office, you might find that your bedroom offers you the peace and isolation you need for creative writing.  By casting a critical eye over each area of your home, you will likely find spots that will work for your family. In limited space, you could use a fold-down desk or a rolling table.  Bookshelves are great in almost any room, not only for favorite reading material but to help keep records, files, and current projects all in one place.

These spaces help your home function as it should by creating a place for you to do your work, whatever it may be, in private.

To design your perfect office space, first take stock of your home and the spaces you have available to you. Do you have a spare bedroom, and little used mud room or even larger than normal laundry room. In one of my sisters home, she turned her walk-in Pantry into a small family office and it works great.

If you are having a hard time deciding where to put your home office, give Showhome furniture a call. We offer a free one hour consultation with our amazing top designers to help you with your toughest designing questions. We can do the meeting over zoom so distance is not an issue.

Once you have decided on your space, think about the style and feel you want your office to feel. Do you want it to have a cozy old fashion den feel, or more airy light country feel. Starting off with a clear vision of the space and how you want the end results to be makes designing a whole lot easier. It helps you narrow your purchases and maximize your space and money better.

Now think about the furniture and what it needs to do. If your space is small, be careful in choosing furniture that can double up as storage as well.

Use bookcases, or wall storage shelves. Not only are very helpful but they take up a lot of wall space but little floor space.

Lastly accessorize thoughtfully! Walls decor is an excellent way of adding interest while taking up no floor space.

Even if you’re not a super-organized person, you probably like a measure of order so that you don’t become a stressed-out disaster.  Choosing furniture pieces that are both beautiful and functional (and scaled to your space) will ensure your office space meets your needs.  If you liven it up with favorite finds and eclectic decor pieces, you’ll find yourself enjoying being there even if you don’t enjoy what you have to do.  

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