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Styling Your Home Office
With more people being given the opportunity to work from home either by starting their own business venture or having flexible employers, there is a need to create office space within your home. You don’t have to be a neat freak to realise that offices can take over a room in your home without careful planning, and although you may be ‘paper free’ you’ll be surprised how much other office equipment you may need which all needs to be housed without encroaching on your home life.
Working from home has many benefits. There will be no daily commute, no restriction on your attire and even the advantage of getting some household chores done during breaks, however, to work successfully from home you have to be disciplined and motivated. Not having a space not conducive to work can be frustrating and demoralising, but there are some great ways you can define your work space without letting your office take over your home.
In this infographic we show some easy solutions to create a fabulous home office that compliments the style of your home. We’ve also included home offices for the garden, with both transformed sheds to custom built offices pods.
Take a look at our suggestions and ideas and create a home office inside or outside your home that gives you the freedom and flexibility of working from home without having to make too many compromises on your interior design style and decorating motif.
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INSPIRATIONAL HOME OFFICES
Many people need an office in their home, but just because it’s a room for working doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look great.
AMAZING HOME OFFICE OPTIONS
Are you organized and neat, or do you like to spread out?
For messy workers, this “hideaway” office can be hidden from view easily and the cupboard style gives a degree of privacy.
Coupling a minimalist style with natural light is a great way to help you keep focused.
The more creative of you may want to literally feel the outdoors while you work!
This re-purposed piano definitely makes this home office stand out.
This old bus is sure to get the creative juices flowing.
A SEPARATE WORKING SPACE
Fitting your office seamlessly into your kitchen looks great, and gives you easy access to snacks!
AMAZING OUTSIDE OFFICES
The ultimate office for those of you who like the futuristic shape and natural materials of this Scandinavian style.
You won’t be short of natural light with this office, and you can have drinks on the patio after work!
An inviting place to relax downstairs and a poet’s garret on upstairs.
If you want light, are a fan of minimalism, and don’t mind being on display; this office could be for you!
AND IF YOU NEED ANY MORE REASONS TO WORK FROM HOME, HERE ARE TOP FIVE!
- FEWER INTERRUPTIONS 66%
- ABILITY TO STRUCTURE YOUR DAY TO SUIT SAME NEEDS 64%
- FLEXIBILITY OF WORKING HOURS 54%
- MORE CONTROL OF YOUR ‘TO DO’ LIST 35%
- FEWER MEETINGS 33%
From a study by the Institute of Inertia, a partnership between comparethemarket.com and the University of Sheffield.
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