Sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to go to work, but the layout of your home office can make a big difference. These uniquely designed spaces are not only beautiful to look at but will also boost your creativity and productivity.
1. Get outside in
Thanks to the use of the botanical print and the latticed cupboard, this office looks like a secret garden. It was even a veranda before designer Joe Lucas transformed the space into a study.
2. Soaked with colour
How can you be sure you don’t fall asleep at work? Apply a layer of brightly coloured high-gloss paint to your wall. “This raspberry red color is stimulating, but not overwhelming – the perfect shade for a creative space,” says Katie Ridder about the office she set up for a client in Manhattan.
3. Just roll
Photographer Victoria Pearson combined a wooden tabletop by Ikea with a metal frame on wheels to create her own rolling desk. In this way she can change her surroundings in no time.
4. Vintage mix
Mark Williams filled a client’s Los Angeles office with antique furniture for a vintage look, without making it overly thematic.
5. Sing the Blues
Is your work stressing you out? Then choose a blue shade in your office. Research has shown that this colour has a calming effect. Interior designer Brooke Crew went for a greyish blue shade combined with accent wallpaper in this room.
6. Open shelves
Are you an organized type? Then go for open shelves. It gives the room a playful, creative and colourful touch. This workspace is in the kitchen, so the shelves have a double function.
7. Exotic adventure
To imagine yourself in a more exotic place than your work, you can use an exotic pattern or texture – like this black and white zebra pattern and the rattan lampshade.
8. Hide clutter behind curtains
Do you need a cozy mess to stimulate your creativity? Then don’t clean up everything, but hide it in a smart way. Curtains soften up this office and keep the stacked books and paperwork out of sight.
9. Tough black
Isn’t this the sexiest office you’ve ever seen? Black furniture combined with copper accents looks super sleek and stylish. Go for a dark gray tint on the walls so the room doesn’t feel the dark.
Minimalism is today’s trend. Keep your desk clutter-free and opt for simple furniture and neutral colours, so you don’t get distracted from your work and your creativity can flow freely. To prevent your interior from becoming too sterile, you can add a plant or tapestry.
11. Be creative with space
If you live in a small apartment, you probably don’t have room for a separate office, so you will have to come up with a creative solution. Choose small furniture and put your desk under a window in your bedroom. Because of the view, you’ll still experience your workplace as a separate workspace.
12. Free bird
Embrace your inner free spirit and embellish your office with objects that tell a story or have sentimental value. Add a brightly coloured rug, wooden accents and some green for a warm worldly atmosphere.