Today, we are seeing more & more people choosing to ditch the traditional cubicle and instead work remotely from home.

Perhaps you’re one of those people who has chosen to work from home, but perhaps your home office isn’t quite what you had hoped it would be.  Maybe your current office isn’t adequately set up and you may find it difficult to stay productive or perhaps you don’t even have a designated office in your home yet.

Don’t despair, no matter who you are or what your profession is, you can have a beautiful functional office that inspires you and keeps you motivated.

Let’s consider four key tips for creating a home office space that will give you what you need.


It’s All About Location

Find the perfect spot.  Choosing your home office location is very important.  You want to find an area in your home that is going to accommodate all your occupational needs such as space for a computer, printer, file storage, office supplies and other tools that you may need for you daily tasks.

Even though your spare/guest room may seem to be the most logical choice for a home office consider first any other alternative space in and around your home, such as an attic, finished basement, stair landing or under the stairs, closets, nooks, corners, or any other unused space you didn’t know you had.


Original Article: Issa Villar Photography: Gravity Home and Centsational Girl (Main Photos)




The Perfect Desk

Now that you have your space defined for you new home office the next step is to now focus on the main focal point of your office – the desk!  What’s your preference, floating desk or a built-in?

Floating desks, like the one seen here take a minimalistic approach and create a nice airy and spacious look to an office.  If office storage is not your priority than maybe a floating desk is the best option for you.

Face Frame bookshelves in Farrow & Ball Moles Breath by Hardwood Creations


Built-in desks on the other hand, can often provide ample work surface area and storage depending on your needs and how you design and customize your space.

Inset built in desk and upper cabinets by Hardwood Creations in Sherwin Williams Anew Gray with Chapman doors by Decorative Specialist


Organization & Storage

Now that you have chosen the style of you desk, let the fun begin! Its time to start planning all your organization and storage needs that you will want for your home office.  First and foremost, you will definitely want a moderate amount of file storage, but have you thought about including any customized storage into your desk?  Think about adding a hidden wastebasket instead of placing a trash bin under your sitting area.  Tech drawers are also a great asset for home offices to help recharge all your electronic devices while you’re working.

From left to right; file drawer, recycling station, Tech drawer



We save the best for last, a personalized workspace, this will aid with productivity and creativity.  Decorate and personalize your home office in a way that will inspire you. Fun personal accessories are an excellent way to make your office unique.  Incorporate any work certifications, photos of friends and family, pets, add brightly coloured accessories.  Let’s not forget to add small plants and succulents or perhaps even a little cactus.  Just have fun and enjoy making your new home office yours.



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