Whether you work from home, or just need a room that offers peace and quiet while replying to emails, your home office should be a place that you want to spend time in. And with these 6 home office ideas, you'll reach peak boss-mode, every single time.
Talk of the table
A functional, form-led desk should be the first thing you consider – because it's the most important piece to get right. If you're likely to spend a lot of time in your home office, choose a desk that's large enough to spread out on, with plenty of drawers for pads and pens. Or, if your home office is in the corner of another room, consider a wall-mounted desk that folds away when you clock off.
Forget stiff-backed black office chairs on plastic wheels. Choose an office chair you'll actually want to sit in, that matches your decor. A velvet office chair with metallic accents will look luxe while helping you stay on task. And if you're likely to work long into the evening, make sure to pick one that's plush and padded.
Tidy desk, tidy mind
A messy workspace won't help you to stay on track. To make sure you're at your most creative and productive, keep your desk tidy with desk organisers and pots. You'll have your things exactly where you need them, when you need them. And with design-led options like marble and metallic, they'll make your home office look cool, too.
The power of plants
Plants are proven to keep you calm. With their air purifying properties, they're a zen addition to your home office. If it's on the smaller side, opt for hanging or wall-mounted planters. While desktop plant pots will brighten up your immediate workspace, lifting your mood and helping your creative flow.
Good vibes only
The best thing about a home office is that you can create an ambience that's much more conducive to creativity – no more stark white strip lights. Scented candles and statement candle holders add warmth and cosiness, while a sleek table lamp will help you focus as the light fades – without compromising your home office's look.
If you're prone to room gazing when you hit a block, wall art can act as a source of inspiration while showcasing your style. Typographic motivational phrases are an obvious option. Or, pick more abstract pieces in the colours that make you feel most creative. Tip: for most people, that's blue.