Home Offices we love

This week we thought we’d share some ideas on how to create a home office to die for! A space that inspires productivity, creativity and anything else you so wish. Whether you have a nook, alcove or even a dedicated office or studio, we believe that they need to integrate and feel as cool as any other area in your pad. Firstly it makes working way more fun and secondly it won’t feel disconnected to the rest of your space.

We’ve broken it down into a few steps, these aren’t rules (there are no rules when it comes to design) so tweak and improvise as much as  want.

Step number one is a practical point… Move your home office into an area away from noise, kitchen noise, and more importantly TV noise. You don’t need to dedicate a whole room to a home office – an alcove, nook or small area within a room all work – the important factor is not to have a lot of distracting noise going on or at least as little as possible.

Step 2:  Look for some interesting furniture. Move away from buying furniture that screams “office”. This might not make sense as it is a home office you are decorating, but all we are saying is there are so many options when it comes to desks and chairs, don’t go for something that is too corporate looking! If you already have a corporate looking desk ,never fear, you can transform the look of it with lots of accessories! Refer to point 5

Step 3: Up the ante with the lighting…. Obviously task lighting is fundamental but if you then soften that with something a little more decorative, it will take the attention away from the space looking corporate and create the most amazing atmosphere. (We can’t stress enough how important lighting is!!))

Step 4: Rugs. Rugs are so transformative in hallways, outdoor living rooms, home offices… anywhere! They add a layer of texture and create visual interest. We strongly suggest going for something with pattern, however subtle. Solid plain hues just don’t have same affect!

Step 5 : Accessorize!! Fill your space with personal items including art, pinboards, framed photos and other bits and bobs you collect or love; so when you walk into your home office you’re not clock watching, itching to do whatever you have to do and then jump ship to the TV room. The aim of creating the perfect home office is so that it feels just like the rest of your house – so that you love hanging out in it!

Hope these pics inspire you to create your perfect home office/oasis!

Home office inspiration 1
Home office inspiration 1
a contemporary office space
a contemporary office space
A trestle table desk, some fun prints and fur rug makes for a fun space!
A trestle table desk, some fun prints and fur rug makes for a fun space!
a pop of colour on the desk totally transforms this space
a pop of colour on the desk totally transforms this space
interesting pieces of furniture and patterns
interesting pieces of furniture and patterns
play with textures
play with textures
a more masculine space with interesting pieces
a more masculine space with interesting pieces
and to end off...some animal print!
and to end off…some animal print! Gotta love the animal print!