If you’re anything like me, you do at least some if not all of your work from home these days. Working from home is becoming more and more common but even if you’re not, chances are that you need a home office to pay bills and keep your home’s paperwork in order. You don’t have to work from a kitchen bench or a tired desk though. There are some beautiful trends in home office design emerging and here are some of my favourites.
Keep It Separate from the Home
One of the biggest trends in home office design at the moment is to actually keep the home office feeling separate from the rest of the home. This creates more of a defined work area (which is essential if you find it hard to stay motivated and not get distracted!). It’s also great if you have kids as you can explain to them that when Mummy or Daddy is in this room, they’re working and they shouldn’t be disturbed. Create a home office that’s only accessible by an exterior door, so that you actually have to physically leave the home to “go to work”. Try building a small granny flat, converting part of your garage or even fitting out a small shed!
Go for a “Pocket Office”
Another new trend in home office design that just keeps gathering steam is the pocket office! Thanks to increasingly portable electronics, we can now create small office spaces that are perfect for finishing off work projects, paying the bills, drawing up budgets or even for doing homework. Pocket offices are about half the size of a standard home office and they can be put in kitchens, lounge rooms, or even inside unused cupboards!
Add Industrial Style
Another trend within home offices is the industrial style, which creates an edgy look with a touch of nostalgia about it. It’s so popular as it’s something different but it’s also cosy and has personality, so it’s nowhere near as stark as traditional minimalism. To create this style, think of adding metal accents, factory style furnishings, and items that have a bit of wear and tear!
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