In 2020 working from home has become a necessity and it is currently uncertain of how working individuals will be able to return to their nine to five office lifestyles. This is why it is important to design a stylish and functional home office in case you are permitted to work from home for long periods of time. This blog post will give hints on what sort of things are important to include within a functional home office and how to also add stylish features to your work space.
Utilise your space
Home offices vary in size, some may have a garage conversion for their home office and some may have a section of their dining room. Size does not matter, it is how utilised and how the space helps to promote productivity within your work environment. For instance, storage drawers can also be used as a desk, therefore a desk and a chest of drawers will not be needed, and it allows the room to keep more of its space.
Seating is Important
Professionals who work from home, spend many hours of their day sitting in one place whilst they complete their projects. Comfort is key and if you want to be able to socialise within your space, the purchase of a sofa is a good idea. Traditional styled sofas make office spaces look high-end and classy. Leather sofas are also a sensible purchase, because they are hard-wearing, and they are not as prone to staining as fabric material sofas are. A Chesterfield sofa is a good example of a good quality sofa with timeless elegance.
Focus on Storage
A messy room will create chaos within a work organisation, meaning it will be harder to accomplish tasks when there is a lack of organisation. Storage is important feature to add to a work space and there are different types of storage which can be used. Floating shelves are a good idea because, because it utilises wall space and design objects can be placed on the shelf to give an artistic look to a room. Therefore, a room can be both organised and stylish at the same time.
Built in furniture is also worth looking into, as it makes the most of the space you have in a room and it also fits into awkward spaces, for instance if you have sloping walls, walldrobes can be built in and tailored to fit in with the walls, rather than having the issue of walldrobes not fitting in with the walls.
Create a Consistent Colour Theme
In order for something to be stylish, the use of colours and themes should be considered. You may opt for the use of pastel colours within your work space, you may decide to use monochrome, or you may want to use a mismatch of colours because you want a relaxed and care free theme. Either way, if you are proud of how a room looks and you feel happy and comfortable within a space, then you are bound to produce high quality work whilst working within this environment.
Use a pin/cork/white board
A pin board or a cork board will not only add organisation to your room, because you can add targets and notes to add clarity to your work organisation, but you can also add pretty pictures, drawings and photos to your board which will add style and an artistic touch to your room.
A mood board can also be of benefit to those who work within the creative industry, as it allows visualisation of projects and future desires, whilst adding colour and art within a work space.
A whiteboard will add a professional touch to your room as most offices regularly use whiteboards as method of displaying sales records and notices.
Invest in technology
Depending on the type of work you participate in, the amount of technology and the types of technology which are needed will vary. However, in 2020 and because of the pandemic we have faced, technology is essential for being able to work from home. You may decide to invest money into a PC which is a set piece of equipment which is not portable, but usually has a higher storage than a laptop or you may prefer to only own a tablet for all your working at home needs. Either way technology is important and it is important to evaluate which technology will work best for your requirements for working at home.