This year, the home office has moved from ‘an added benefit’ to a ‘must-have’ on buyer checklists. For those who aren’t buying a new home, the make-shift home office at the kitchen table is no longer acceptable.
If you work from home, it’s time to create a space that you love! Take a look at some home office trends that work whether you have an entire room to yourself or a corner nook with a desk.
Colors that Inspire
Start with a color theme that inspires you. Organic and earthy grays, sage greens, and browns create a space that brings in elements of nature. This look is both calming and minimalistic in design. Bright and energetic colors liven up a space, creating a cheerful workspace. Finally, the monochromatic and bold theme is ideal for those who love a clean, modern look.
Office ergonomics help you stay comfortable while you work, and are especially important if you sit in front of a computer all day. Ergonomics include adjusting your chair so knees are level with hips, setting up your computer so the screen is at eye level, and a keyboard level that keeps hands at or below the elbow.
Here are some pieces you can incorporate for an ergonomic workstation:
- Laptop stand with a separate keyboard and mouse.
- Adjustable or standing desk.
- Ergonomic office chair.
Organization: Less is More
No matter what color theme or type of furniture you choose, keeping your workspace organized is essential. Trending home office designs keep it simple. Use floating shelves to hold containers with office supplies, keeping clutter off of your desk. For those who prefer to keep supplies out of sight, a desk with one to two drawers is enough to store essentials.
Zoom Worthy Backdrops
Zoom is the new conference call. While there are virtual backgrounds you can use, many are designing their space to include a backdrop they can proudly display on calls. An organized bookshelf, accent wall, or piece of art are all options. For those who want to be a bit more creative, you can use magazines or photos to create your own wall of inspiration.
What does your ideal office look like? Let me know in the comments!