Working from home can be full of distractions. Have you ever been sitting at your desk, ready to knock out your “To Do” list, and then somehow found yourself in the laundry room folding clothes?
It happens to the best of us. Even with the greatest intentions, maintaining productivity in a home office is not always as simple as it sounds. If you’re ready to make 2020 the year you finally focus on those goals, try incorporating these three design trends into your home office.
- Get creative with your location.
Today, we’re seeing home offices that step outside of the traditional mold. Not only are they more inspiring, but they are also more imaginative.
Where does this new vibe originate from? It might be because work is no longer regarded as a boring or necessary task. People are pursuing passion projects and turning them into full time jobs. There is more interest and excitement around the work we do and as a result, home offices have become more inspiring than functional.
When deciding where to set up your desk, homeowners are choosing the room with the great light and high ceilings. The goal is to find a space that invites you and inspires you to do great work.
And when lofty rooms are unavailable, that’s when the imagination kicks in. From corner nooks to closets, innovative offices are popping up in the most unexpected places. Don’t let size deter you from designing an office in your home. No matter how much square footage you have to work with, it’s enough. In fact, our design team loves a challenge and is seasoned in making big dreams come true in small spaces.
- Maintain minimalism with custom cabinets that fulfill all of your home office needs.
It doesn’t matter if your home office is large or small. Clutter doesn’t discriminate. Strategic storage choices are crucial if you want to maintain productivity in your home office. You know what they say, “Cluttered desk, cluttered mind.”
The minimalist trend is aesthetically pleasing but it can also have a deeper effect. Organization can positively impact your mental health and allow you to feel more calm and focused. Utilize vertical space by installing custom cabinets in your home office. Office cabinetry can be used to organize your books, files and folders, but it is also great for discreetly storing printers, cable boxes, and other office equipment.
Since our all wood cabinetry comes in a wide range of colors and finishes, it is also easy to achieve that clean, monochromatic look that we all lust after right now. Less breaks in your design creates a sleek, modern style while also minimizing distractions in the room.
- Pick the perfect paint color for you and your mood.
You’ve probably heard of color symbolism or psychology, and that different colors have different meanings. For example, red is commonly associated with love and feelings of intensity and passion while blue is considered calming and serene.
Knowing the power different colors possess can be extremely helpful when designing your home office. To decide which color will best support your productivity, think of what’s missing in your work life. Do you feel unmotivated and lacking energy? Are you uninspired to create? Or is your work very detail orientated and you have trouble focusing?
Once you address what’s missing, you can fill the gap by painting your home office a color that specifically evokes the emotion you need. Whether it’s energy, motivation, or focus, pick the perfect paint color for you and your mood.
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