So many of us are currently in the process of trying to work out how to fit an office into our homes. And if you’re one of those people, there’s a good chance you’re struggling with it! It’s not necessarily a move we’ve planned for and so, in many cases, our homes just aren’t set up for work.
If you’re wondering how to create your perfect home office right now, here’s a few pointers:
Pick the right location
Where you locate your workspace, could make or break your home office. So, it will need a bit of thought. Do you have a spare room, or can you create one? Even if you don’t have a spare bedroom, there could still be potential to create an office. Unused spaces such as attics are great. Or a small extension is perfect, as long as you have the budget. But even if you don’t have that big a budget, you may be able to create a room with a partition wall. If there’s really no space for a whole room, then you’ll need to find a suitable area in an existing room. You will need it to have some natural light and not be too noisy.
Choose the right materials
What goes into your new home office, is almost as important as the location. If you’re aiming for practicality, then you may choose lots of hard-wearing and wipeable surfaces. Perhaps a good quality glass and metal desk, and the best laminate flooring you can find. Or it may be comfort and style that are most important. Perhaps a classic wooden desk, cushioned chair, and elegant floorboards. Of course, a combination of these could be the ideal solution!
Add your personality
Unlike in a corporate office, your home office doesn’t need to be devoid of personal items. And you should feel right at home, just as you would in any other room in your house.
If you’re a nature-lover, you may wish to add lots of plants and botanical prints. If you love traveling, you may wish to frame some maps or have a mini globe on your desk. It doesn’t matter what you decorate your home office with, as long as it reflects your personality, and you don’t go too crazy and clutter up your workspace!