Inspirational Ideas for a Home Office - Centris.ca
March 7, 2016

Inspirational Ideas for a Home Office

As we all know, times are changing and workplaces are evolving. As a result, working from home has become an increasingly popular option.

Whether your home office is in the basement, on the ground floor or in an upstairs room, you can easily create a private space that will maximize your productivity while providing a pleasant work environment.

If you live in an open concept condominium, you can create an office space by integrating a glass wall into the decor. The lack of a window will no longer be an inconvenience, as natural light will still be able to fill your workspace. 

In a completely different style, basements are also a popular option for home offices. Again, there is no need to have a completely closed-off room. A well-divided family room can remain an open area while providing an inspiring office space.

Semi-transparent partitions can always be used to provide added privacy. 

Let there be light! 

Proper lighting is essential for any home office. Is it possible to set up your office near a window? If so, ensure it has sheer blinds or curtains, as opposed to opaque ones. If your office is not near a window, take the time to properly assess your lighting needs. This element is often overlooked or not considered important but, in fact, lighting is crucial in creating a workspace that has good ergonomics.

Home office near a window

 

Get inspired!

Does your job require you to be creative? Why not display items that you find inspiring, such as paintings, photos, posters and other personal items? If you’re feeling uninspired, simply look up at your wall – it will help get your creative juices flowing!

Creative home office

 

Add a touch of greenery

Green plants can add a lot to a room, particularly a workspace. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, it is proven that the presence of plants significantly increases a worker’s productivity! Livening up your workspace with a few plants will therefore be beneficial. However, be careful not to transform your office into a jungle...

Home office with green plants

 

Everything in its place 

A well-organized office will allow you to focus on your work and not on the things that need to be put away. Adding shelves and various storage boxes will help create an environment that is conducive to working efficiently.

Home office well-organized

 

Picking colours that work for you

It’s important that you carefully choose the colours for your office space. The final result must be one that is stimulating for you. Some people prefer a neutral or calming look, while others opt for more vibrant colours in order to stay energized throughout the day. Decide what works best for you!

Neutral home office

 

When setting up your home office, take the time to decorate your space in a style that suits your personal tastes and that represents your ideal working environment. Unleash your imagination, and let the work begin!

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