Every home office is a place that should be well-organized and clutter-free but just because this space is mostly reserved for all work and no play doesn’t mean that you should avoid styling it up. If you’re a work-from-home woman and you don’t find your current home office design particularly inspiring, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and do something about it.
Here, we’ve put together a few interesting, stylish ideas that can help you turn your plane home office into a beautiful, inspiring working hub.
Before you move onto any other part of your home office design, you should take care of the colour scheme first. Here, you should keep in mind that there are certain colours that boost productivity and creativity, but ultimately, you should definitely choose the colours you personally like best. This will set the tone of the rest of the design and make a perfect base for everything that is yet to come. For the maximum effect, consider painting your ceiling white (or an off-white shade) to make the space look taller and maximize the amount of light in your home office. Alternatively, if single-shade walls are not your favourite, you should create an accent wall by using intricate wallpaper, lush fabric or unusual wall liners.
In a feminine home office, there really is no room for a bulky, masculine office desk. Instead, you should first determine the right height of the desk. Next, once you got the height down, choose basically any table you like that fits those measurements. The trick is to choose something you truly like that will reflect your personal taste and style and make it work in your favour. You can even repaint the desk and match it with the rest of the design. The same principle should be applied when choosing a chair. The most important thing is that it’s comfortable, and the rest you can alter to fit your specific needs. Also, consider adding a comfortable couch so that you can relax and take a break away from your office desk.
The equipment you plan on adding into your home office will largely depend on the type of work you do. However, in this day and age, no office can do without a landline and a computer. Additionally, consider adding a printer and a scanner, and a couple of Bluetooth speakers so that you can play your favourite, inspiring music whenever you feel the need. Another interesting idea is mounting a TV on the wall so that you can truly relax during your breaks. The wall is the perfect place for a TV, especially if you have a small home office and are struggling to fit all the necessary furniture and equipment in.
Of course, a true feminine home office is rich with well-chosen and carefully-placed accessories. Here, think in terms of light, sheer curtains – plenty of natural light is mandatory in any office, sheepskin rugs and colourful throw pillows. You can even add a cosy, soft blanket perfect for those power naps. Additionally, make your lighting fixtures serve a dual purpose – both provide you with enough light and work as decor pieces – by choosing the ones of intricate design. Also, consider adding a beautiful mirror (to again maximize the amount of light) as well as a few framed pictures or even smaller paintings. Framed inspirational quotes can also work as a great decor piece.
If the space allows it, you can use your home office for more than just work. If you’ve already added a comfortable lounge or a couch, you can enhance its use by adding a side table with a table lamp next to it, thus converting it from just a place to relax and take a break into a perfect reading nook. Alternatively, if you’re not seeing clients in your office – or even if you are, and it just happens to be the best lit room in the house, you can also use your office as your makeup room. Just remember not to place your vanity front and centre so that it’s not the first thing everyone notices once they enter your home office. Alternatively, if you are a mom as well, you can put your baby’s crib in your home office so that the two of you can spend some quality time together even when you’re working.
Just because you’re a woman, it doesn’t mean that your office needs to be pink and poofy (but it can if you wish it). There are numerous ways you can design a home office that will be both feminine and elegant. The key is to follow your personal preferences and come up with a space that will inspire you to create and make a way for yourself in the business world.