Now more than ever, a comfortable at-home office is essential to your home design. Whether you work from home full time or just need a place to conquer your to-do list every now and then, a well thought out office can make all the difference in your day.
Read on for Joelle Uzyel’s insider tips on how to achieve the perfect office space in the comfort of your home.
Before you can even begin to think about furnishing your home office, you must first take stock of the room and carefully consider the orientation of your space.
All too often we see homeowners misuse their office space by placing their desk in a corner facing a wall — and who wants to look at a wall all day? Unless you have amazing floor to ceiling windows, the best optimization of the space is to bring the desk into the room and away from the wall. This creates a much more welcoming and warm environment for both yourself and any clients that might come into your space.
If the size of your room allows, you may even consider a small seating area or additional chair where you can take a quick coffee break or meet with your guests in an inviting setting. No matter what you decide, be sure to thoughtfully plan out the orientation of your office to get the most out of your space.
Take a look below at a sample floor plan with coordinating elements to get you started on the right track.
(see below some of our favorite home office pieces)
While a desk is an obvious essential for any at-home office, there are a few other must-haves that can take your space from a boring study to a dazzling suite that inspires productivity.
As with nearly any work space, the perfect desk is of the utmost importance that commands your full attention. Choose the right desk, and you will not only be able to get through your work day with ease, but it will enhance the design of your space as well. See Below some desks we love.
When you are working for hours on end, the perfect swivel chair can go a long way — and not just any old swivel chair. Joelle Uzyel recommends searching for a seat that has rollers on the bottom to provide the flexibility you need and the comfort you crave.
Now that you have the perfect chair and desk in your at-home study, it’s time to think about additional storage to help keep your space as organized as your calendar. The right chest can not only add some pizzazz to your office, but it can also be a place to store unattractive technology like printers and tangled cords.
With pens, sticky notes, staplers, and all the other tiny office supplies you need to keep at the ready, it’s no wonder desks can be one of the messiest places in your home — but it doesn’t have to be. A simple desk organizer can be the perfect solution for keeping your desk neat, tidy, and presentable.
While a rug may not seem like a home office must-have, they can be an effective way to bring some character into your space. Look for a rug that complements the flow of your room and reflects your personal style.
We’re not just talking about the color here, we’re talking about indoor plants. Plants can be a visually appealing addition to your office space, and they can also improve your mood, clean the air, and even increase productivity. No matter if you have a “green-thumb” or not, there are an array of plants that thrive indoors with very little care needed — just a little water here and there and you’re good to go.