Modern Home Office Ideas: Working from Home in Style

Modern Home Office Ideas

Whether you’ve started your own home-based business or your job doesn’t require you to come to the office every day, setting up a home office should be something to think about. After all, if you want to do real business, even from the comfort of your own home, you’ll need to create a suitable work environment. A workspace in which you’ll be able to perform your work effectively, efficiently and most importantly – without any distractions.

In the last couple of years, the advent of modern architecture has provided a lot of options for those looking for sleek and simple surroundings. As a result, this is why embracing the contemporary style into your home office might be a wise idea. Designing a proper office environment, which not only feels good but looks good, but it is critical for boosting your productivity levels and improving your motivation. That being said, considering these few tips can greatly aid you in designing a perfect home office for yourself:

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1. Choose Proper Colors

When it comes to designing the perfect office environment, the use of color plays a significant role. Over the years, many professional designers and psychologists have indicated the effects of certain tones and shades on the human mind. Surprisingly, it revealed that specific colors have the ability to make people more productive, motivated and efficient in their line of work.

The color blue turned out to be the most effective solution for home office environments. While natural tones like white, beige, brown, olive and limestone have proven to be equally effectual. Other than this, if you’re looking to follow the latest trends and are willing to embrace a more natural ambiance in your office space, then Greenery (Pantone’s color of the year 2017) is the best solution by far.

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2. Listen to Your Senses

The space where you perform your work should work for you and not against you. This means that indulging all your senses is one of the priority steps of designing a suitable home office. The focus is mostly put on proper illumination techniques, quality of air and the overall temperature in the room. It’s a well-known fact that natural lighting is an important factor for home offices, as not only does it affect your mood and energy levels, but it also manages to light up the area and make it appear more spacious. This, combined with proper tones and good artificial and ambient lighting can greatly contribute to a more welcoming and warm office surrounding.

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3. Organization Is the Key

Another essential characteristic of modern and stylish offices is the absence of clutter and the sheer simplicity of the space. Achieving this can be a bit challenging, but it can be managed with a few smart storage solutions and some good organizational tips. The latest trend in office design comes in the form of multipurpose furniture or decorative objects which have hidden storage facilities.

4. You’ll Need Support

The furniture you choose for your home office is going to take a significant amount of space, which is why many people decide to opt for something luxurious and something that can make a statement. While the style of your furniture is very important, it’s even more important to choose furniture which ensures that you get the support you need. Fortunately, many manufacturers of ergonomic furniture have been able to consolidate style and function into one entirety, giving you everything you need concerning comfort, support, and aesthetics.

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5. A Touch of Intimacy

While freeing your office from unnecessary clutter is a crucial step, the modern office isn’t focused so much on the minimalist form anymore. It is on the overall function of the space. That being said, minimalist offices can appear cold, distant and impersonal, which is why many designers recommend adding a personal touch to the space to make it more lively. If you have any doubts, you can always rely on art, as it’s a perfect solution when it comes to giving your office more personality.

Other than this, friend and family photographs are always a nice touch.  Additionally,  you can never go wrong by embellishing your home office with plants. There’s also a wide array of savvy gadgets that you might find useful for your office, that can count both as decorations and handy tools. The overall layout of the space is also an important factor, as it can be interpreted as more or less welcoming. That being said, make sure you organize your furniture and other objects in your office by the latest trends or even by the ancient practice of Feng Shui.

There are no rules when it comes to style, as it’s quite a broad term. Every person has its unique interpretation of what’s stylish and what’s not, but hopefully, these few tips will help you open up your mind to some modern solutions which have become a popular option for today’s home offices.

About the Author

Lana Hawkins is a crafty girl and an architecture student from Sydney, Australia. She is the editor-in-chief on Smooth Decorator. Lana enjoys writing about inspiring interiors and creative home improvement projects. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that's where she gets most of her inspiration. In her free time, she loves cooking and spending time outdoors.

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