The option of working from home is something which many commuters idolise. After all, there's no traffic at the end of a long, busy day and it's a pleasant environment to work within being surrounded by all your creature comforts. But it is really important to create a practical space to complete a day's work in which will inspire productivity. Here are a few of our ideas to create the perfect home office setup!
The desk and chair combination is undoubtedly the most important feature of a home office, providing a space for you to work from! We think the desk is something you can afford to have a bit of fun with - that's why we love our Aviator Desk! The unique aeroplane wing shape and structure built entirely from metal epitomises industrial design and just looks fantastic in any contemporary space.
To go with it, a leather office chair is a great option. Adding comfort and style with ease, something like the Aviator Wing Desk Chair will hopefully make your day at work that little bit easier.
Once you've found the perfect desk and chair combo, the placement of it in a room is also important. Perhaps you've got a lovely large window with a stunning view which you could look out of as you carry out your work. Or perhaps you've got a fantastically large home office where your executive desk can sit at the centre and really make a statement. Having a floating desk is certainly a fabulous idea if you conduct meetings at home. Add a leather armchair or two on the other side of your desk and you've got a luxurious, stylish and functional space for meetings - we love these brown leather armchairs because they offer classic style but blend so effortlessly with more contemporary designs.
Another item which is immeasurably important in a home office is storage space. There is nothing worse for productivity than a messy home office or a desk piled high with paperwork. A large sideboard is a great option at home, because it is far more stylish than a metal filing cabinet, and is capable of holding all manner of office essentials.
But furniture alone isn't enough to create a particularly inspiring space, making accessories your best friends. Lighting is something which can make or break your room. But a gorgeous pendant light like the Bibury Light will look fantastic in any space adding a fantastic warm glow and a really opulent feel. If you have the space, the Bibury light hanging directly above your desk would just look superb.
Additionally, a Copperfield rug, like this one, is great for adding warmth, texture and a pop of colour to your space. Available in plenty of sizes, a rug like the Mad Men Coppertone Rug could be used to almost entirely cover your floors to create a statement or could float in the centre providing just enough space to sit your desk and chairs on top of. It's a really easy accessory which just looks so effortlessly glam!
How have you styled your space to create a stylish home office? We'd love to see photos!