Home offices were once a novelty, but now they have become necessary, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a working woman, you need to pay just as much attention to your home office as your bedroom, and for good reasons. After all, a good, comfortable home office inspires ideas, keeps you focused, and lets you work in peace, which is good for you and your work! We understand that designing your home office can be a tad difficult. There are so many ideas to choose from! Should you make your home office minimalist, naturalist, or chic? Don’t worry. Here are some home office ideas that you can get inspired by if you are a new mom and want to take care of your kids and simultaneously manage your work!
Add Some Colour
A bland, colourless office space may seem the right choice initially, but soon enough, it will get old and feel uninspiring. This can even reduce your productivity and make you lazy at work. The solution? Add some stark colours to your home office. Maybe you can add a pastel-coloured cabinet, some poppy flower vases, or a shelf housing colour books—anything that has a pop against the bare office walls. This is a terrific idea if you are an artist.
Work With a View
When working, you don’t want to get stuck within four walls. So, set up your office with a good view of your garden or the city skyline, and set up your working station next to the window. This breaks the traditional office conventions and gives you something to look at when you’re deep in thought. We recommend you even call a landscaping contractor to spice up your garden so that every time you look out for inspiration, you are not left staring at plain green bushes.
Sit Under a Painting
Paintings are a fantastic way to liven up your home office. Sure, it is a design risk for many, but if you choose the right artwork to match your home office’s vibes, it can look terrific. Painting, or even bookshelves for that matter, help you fill out the white space of walls and turn the office into a living space where you won’t feel uninspired.
Sometimes, you don’t need paintings, colourful vases, or the city skyline. Sometimes, all you need is a desk and your work station. A minimalist home office may seem boring to many, but it can work wonders for you since it is clutter-free with simple and neutral furniture. It is an excellent way of freeing your mind of distractions and giving a spark to your inspiration. No wonder some of the world’s most successful people favour minimalist office spaces! And it proves true the idiom, ‘Sometimes less is more.’
Work in the Hallway
Maybe you live in a small apartment or have to share your space with your partner. If that is the case, you two need to get creative with your home office. One of the best and most subtle ways of doing so is setting up your office in the hallway! All you need to do is clear up one wall in the hallway, set up floating desks, and get a couple of chairs! This can be a great way to set up your home office without too much hassle. And the best thing? It lets you work with your partner! Isn’t this a win-win situation?
Focus on Lighting
Like the wall colour and a great view, the lighting too can significantly affect how you work. A drab, dim lighting may seem cosy, but it can hamper your creativity and productivity. So, choose bright lights with natural hues to liven up your office. You can even incorporate Edison bulbs to lighten your home office as they have a natural, warm hue that is perfect for a cosy yet lively vibe.
Be in the Company of Plants
Instead of looking out into the plants, why not bring them into your home and a little more closer? The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone stuck at home, and on top of that, working from home may make you feel disconnected from the outside world. Here, plants can help you connect to the outside world. You don’t need much. A small tree, a vase of flowers, or even a small cactus is enough to add a natural touch to your home office. Working from home right now can be taxing, but it needs not be. A gorgeous working space customised for you and your interests can inspire you to work like nothing else. So, go ahead and mix-and-match these ideas to create your own unique home office now!