As the internet and other technologies have advanced the world in many ways, more people have the opportunity to work from home. Creating a stylish home office should be a place that you feel comfortable in, especially if you are going to spend several hours a day occupying the space. With a few simple additions, you can take the office from drab to fab without even hiring a chippy.
Location Is Everything
Creating a home office you want to go to every day is not as difficult as you might think, but it requires more than just ordering some designer stationary online and calling it done. Begin by choosing the right space. When trying to determine exactly where to put yourself for a hard day’s work, remember that location is everything.
Putting your desk up against the outside wall of the laundry might not be the best idea, nor is squeezing your desk into a dark, unused corner. Find a spot that has minimal distraction, but provides enough space for you to get your work done comfortably. It’s always a good idea to have at least one window that can bring in the sunshine and fresh air to invigorate you when an afternoon slump strikes.
The Furniture And Accessories
On the days when sunshine is at a minimal, or if you prefer to work in the nighttime, you’ll need to have good quality lighting in your office. The right lighting will reduce headaches and eye strain; overhead light can be harsh, but desk lamps provide the right ambiance. The Scandi style Pinda Desk Lamp gives just the right amount of light and atmosphere to the room with its soft glow and minimalist design.
It’s important to have a good sized desk with a sturdy, office chair that will support you for several hours a day, but you might also consider creating a cosy nook with a comfy chair and some cushions for reading reports, books, or just taking a break.
Organise And Personalise
A few cherished photos or knick-knacks will give your office a cozy atmosphere, and house plants or flowers make everything more lively and fresh.
Having decor items that match will give your office a pulled-together, professional look. We love the simplicity (and comfort) of an Eames chair with an Icelandic Fur throw, some well placed wall prints and the relaxing scent of a candle to provide the perfect space to escape, think…. or even nap! It’s your office, after all.
And by ordering your designer stationary online, you’ll be able to skip the last-minute run to the shop when you’re too tired to even leave the house.
Tape, scissors, sticky notes, and pens should have their own place within easy reach. You’ll find great designer stationary in our store, such as the cool and quirky Kate Spade New York Pencil Set. Be sure that you have a place to put all of it, so invest in a filing cabinet, a large bookcase, or a shelving system to keep yourself organised.
Discover all of the pretty stationery items and décor items we have to offer in our gifts and stationery section . We’ll help you take your home office to new levels of style beyond the boring cubicle.
If you’re looking for more office style inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board: An Office with Style.