Virtual offices have been trending over the past few years, however, with work from home policies in place, it has become a necessity.
Working from home can be distracting if you are new to it. One way to adapt is to create a space that is primarily used for work. This will define a start and stop period to help close your day by visibly separating your work from your home life. It is also important to create a space that you love so that you can face the day with a calm, yet energized state of mind.
Here are a few inspirations for home offices or work areas that fit a variety of budgets and spaces.
If you live in a small apartment, a leaning desk could be a great solution. It is stylish enough to work within your living area and takes a minimal amount of space. This industrial look has clean lines and includes a leaning desk, Edison lamp, low profile chair, and metal waste paper basket.
Leaning Desk, https://www.crateandbarrel.com/leaning-desks;
Wastepaper basket, https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/pleja-wastepaper-basket-black-60411466/
This next inspiration is luxe influenced and will work well in a master or spare bedroom. High on style with a mirrored desk and upholstered chair, the look is ultra-feminine all within a small footprint.
Wastepaper basket, https://www.wayfair.com/Willa-Arlo-Interiors–Irie-Waste-Basket-X112195316-L500-K~W001084205.html?refid=GX217610917620-W001084205&device=c&ptid=610870950607&network=g&targetid=aud-354999624671:pla-610870950607&channel=GooglePLA&ireid=62669408&fdid=1817&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTcjyuNsuR0YoadoLL7XOC9ayAnEuI9tTMrYAK0__qg2VCYmMW_je9hoC-3MQAvD_BwE
If you have a small room, then a writing desk with a patterned chair is a great way to get a well-designed look while not requiring much space. Add a rattan waste paper basket and linen pinboard to finish the look.
Wastepaper basket, https://www.potterybarn.com/products/tava-bath-accessories-white/?catalogId=84&sku=9070868&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Bath%20%3E%20Countertop%20Bath%20Accessories&cm_ite=9070868&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTemeQ7cBkNotQb_adla39kjhscOSM_yEHnUOedWezQP5h_YusnqSnBoCMhgQAvD_BwE
If you have an extra room, then spread out and make this space your own. An L-shaped desk will give you plenty of space and fits nicely in a corner so that you can include other furniture. If you need to use it as a guest bedroom then add a sleeper sofa or futon. A sleek roller chair and neutral colors make this home office feel casual and comfortable but well put together. Add pieces for extra storage such as a rolling rattan file cabinet, wire magazine rack and framed chalkboard for a project or to-do-list.
Chair, https://www.wayfair.com/Langley-Street%E2%84%A2–Saddle-Task-Chair-MHMZ7791-L10-K~LGLY6680.html?refid=GX245306817276-LGLY6680&device=c&ptid=446728927418&network=g&targetid=aud-354999624391:pla-446728927418&channel=GooglePLA&ireid=49897939&fdid=1817&PiID%5B%5D=29179231&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTf3_Lly7LmB2TmsGz_YJdvBhJTSlCF7CT9QeaLJ79K7sjiRLWaN8wBoCFyQQAvD_BwERolling file cabinet https://www.potterybarn.com/products/savannah-recycling-basket-bin/?catalogId=84&sku=6443956&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=&cm_ite=6443956&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTXiNQYVZjnsJcsByWIq7YEVF_IQLMwJis8hcntOFpGcltxfH89OddxoCM6EQAvD_BwE
The three most important things to consider when designing your work area are space, functionality, and a style that reflects your personality.
Happy designing and share your office space with us!