Whether you bring your work home from time to time or actually work from home, you need a work corner in order to do it properly. Working from home is not just about sitting down and being productive – you have to actually create a space that promotes productivity. Moreover, since it is your home office, after all, there’s no reason you can’t add some style and luxury to it. With that in mind, here’s how you can create a gorgeous and effective office space.

Choose the right material

It goes without saying that your home office needs to include a good desk. However, when it comes to materials, you have some freedom. You can opt for a more typical choice like wood, which can still be very stylish and sophisticated. Or, if you really want your office to scream luxury at first sight, you can pick a desk made of glass. It would definitely be a great way to make a statement. Just keep in mind that you would need to be a bit more mindful of it, especially if your work requires you to put a heavy PCor laptop on it.

Don’t skimp on the chair

Your office chair is arguably the most important part of your home office, as you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting on it. Everybody who works while sitting down can agree that it can get both physically and mentally painful if the chair you’re sitting on is not comfortable enough. Therefore, make sure the chair of your choice is ergonomically correct. As for the style, if you’re looking for luxury, you can’t go wrong with a leather chair that has soft contours and maybe some plush cushioning as well.

Add some textiles

Regardless of which type of flooring your home office has, you should enhance it with some luxurious rugs. For instance, if you also hold meetings in your office and you want it to really impress your clients, you can decorate the floor with some beautiful vintage rugs. They can invoke that feeling of nostalgia, and they can also enhance the elegance factor of your office. Not to mention that they are also very practical, especially during colder months when you just don’t want to walk on any hardwood floor barefoot. All in all, a nice vintage rug could complement any modern office.

Let the light in

Considering how gorgeous your home office will look when you’re done decorating, it would be a shame to keep it in the dark. Not to mention that a dark and drowsy room does not really help your productivity. With that in mind, opt for larger windows so you can let in as much natural light as possible. Moreover, you should have a quality desk lamp so you can actually see your work, and you shouldn’t forget accent lighting as well. Plus, you can find lighting fixtures in many unique shapes, so you might as well use them to boost the style of your office even further. 

Add storage cabinets

When it comes to storage, you should choose those solutions that fit your own needs and profession. You might be able to get by with only a few shelves if most of your work is done on your computer. On the other hand, if you tend to have lots of files and different kinds of documents, you might need a bit more than a few shelves. As for the storage units themselves, the most luxurious choice is the simplest one – you can emphasize luxury with things you put on the shelves, not the shelves alone. This includes plants, artwork, different kinds of ornaments, etc. Plus, good organization itself is more “luxurious” than clutter.

Avoid distractions

You may be tempted to emphasize the luxury of your office with technological gadgets, but keep in mind that your office is supposed to be a quiet place where you can focus on your job. Therefore, you really don’t need a large flat-screen TV or a gaming system in your office. Those things would only distract you from what you should be doing, so leave them for some other room. If you do love technology, focus on the things you actually need, like a good computer (if you use it for work), a nice coffee maker, and maybe a quality sound system if music helps you work better.

There are many different ways in which you can decorate your office. The most important factor to consider is what makes you productive. So, if you happen to love luxury and modernity, don’t hesitate to make your home office reflect your passion.
By Mike Johnston.
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