With more adults working from home full-time or part-time, transition a spare bedroom or the corner of the living room in to a fully functioning home office is on the rise. Or maybe you just want a comfortable spot to study or surf the web on your laptop. Below are a few tips from the team at TMF 家匠 for creating a stylish home office.
It All Starts With The Desk
First things first, you need to find the perfect desk! Your desk must be the perfect style, but also be the right height, size, and shape. Do you want clean and crisp, an L-shaped desk, a corner desk with built-in vertical storage, glass top, metal, rustic, or vintage? The options are endless. When selecting your style also consider if you need any built-in features such as a drawer or two, keyboard shelf, or electronics cord hole. Depending on your needs, you may be on the lookout for a fabulous dining table that will double as your workspace.
While you may not want a vintage desk or a full-on vintage design, consider adding a vintage accessory or two. A world globe, typewriter, lamp, 1940s telephone—or even vintage books. You could even consider a vintage sideboard for added storage.
You may not always want to sit at your desk while on your laptop or notebook, so consider a comfy recliner or contoured chair. Or maybe you could use an accent chair for clients or friends. At the very least, look for a desk chair with a bit of personality and style. Consider leather, velvet, or prints—maybe with chic tufts.
Offices Don’t Have To Be Neutral
Unlike offices decorated by your employer where almost everyone has the same cookie cutter furniture and accessories in the same neutral color palette—your home office doesn’t have to be neutral. Introduce patterns and texture, and even if your furniture is neutral—your drapes, accessories, and shelving storage baskets can be used to add a pop of color or patterns.
Do Your Really Need A Cabinet?
Metal cabinets are a classic office staple, but as work becomes increasingly paperless you may not need one. You will need somewhere to store your scanner and office supplies though, so consider a stylish credenza or shelving unit where you can place plants, photos, storage baskets, other accessories.
Don’t Forget The Walls
Have fun with the walls in your office and consider creating a feature wall with framed photos and artwork—not just one or two, but a mini gallery of images that will inspire you. Or maybe a statement piece of artwork.
Your office should be a beautiful and functional space where you can work and be inspired.