Stylish Home Office Ideas
Your home office provides an opportunity to express your personality and create a truly inspirational place to work. And whilst you might be restricted when it comes to decorating a regular office, at home there are no rules. So, go to town with personal photos or artwork on the walls and decorate your desk with some drama! Above all, your home office should feel calm and cosy, with everything you need to be productive. In addition, a great workspace should be beautifully designed to keep up with the demands of your day. Therefore, we’ve put together 5 stylish office ideas that help create a practical home office with serious statement style…
Inspirational Wall Space
Left Image: Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar. Centre Image: Set of Four Gold Bee Magnets: £10.00. Right Image: Rockett St George
Introducing inspirational imagery on your walls helps to promote creativity and add fabulous flair to your home office. As a key part of your home, it’s important that your office blends in with the rest of your interior. As a result, anything you can do to personalise your workspace is a great idea. And creating an inspirational wall space is the perfect way to achieve a stylish and individual office!
So, start by collecting your favourite photos, postcards and magazine cut outs and add them to your walls. Washi tape and stylish stickers are a great way to add extra colour and pattern. However, we also love quirky magnets, brass clips and purpose-designed wall racks. For example, our Small & Tall Brass Wall Frames are perfect for creating an inspirational office wall space anywhere!
Home Office Lighting Ideas
Unique Design Wooden LED Task Lamp: £195.00, Adjustable Marble Table Lamp: £295.00, Black Turned Wood Table Lamp: £120.00, Manhattan Gold Metal Desk: £130.00, White Glass Globe Table Lamp: £110.00, Retro Style Directional Clamp Task Lamp: £79.00, Gold Dome Table Lamp: £150.00
Our next stylish home office idea looks at luxe lighting. Firstly, a desk lamp is essential in any workplace. Achieving optimum light levels not only helps with practical day-to-day life in the office, but also improves your mood. Plus, a beautifully lit space ensures a calm and relaxing place to work in. Therefore, lighting is an important consideration in creating the perfect home office!
One of the many benefits of table lamps is the fabulous selection of designs available. This allows you the opportunity to be playful and introduce an individual touch to your desk space. From sleek marble designs, to industrial lights and glamorous gold accents, there is truly something for everyone!
Home Office Storage Ideas
Industrial-Style Filing Drawer Storage Cabinet: £375.00, Traditional Numbered Pigeon-Hole Shelf Unit: £325.00, Traditional Apothecary Cabinet Style Wooden Storage Unit: £250.00
Often, your home office might be tucked away in a corner or small space. As a result, storage is absolutely vital to ensure your desk doesn’t become overwhelmed. Also, although we love a minimal workspace, chances are you’ll have lots of things that need to be safely stored away. So, freestanding cabinets and desk units are ideal to provide a place for all your office essentials.
Larger storage pieces are also perfect for adding character to your workspace. For example, we love the urban vibes of our Industrial-Style Filing Cabinet for warehouse chic styling. On the other hand, the Apothecary Style Storage Unit introduces beautiful, vintage charm that will elevate any home office scheme. With plenty of extra storage space, freestanding cabinets are a wonderful addition to your office and the rest of your home.
Dramatic Desk Chairs
Left Image: Contemporary Hand-Painted School Chair: £215.00. Centre Image: The home of Lucy St George, as featured in Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett & Lucy St George, published by Ryland, Peters & Small, Photography by Debi Treloar. Right Image: Modern Woven Rattan Dining Chair Natural: £265.00
Curved Back Velvet Dining Chair Moss Green: £145.00, Modern Round Back Dining Chair In Blush Pink: £145.00, Deco Velvet Dining Chair in Merlot Red: £150.00, Chrome & Velvet Stackable Chair in Rich Rust: £145.00
Desk chairs for your home office don’t have to be boring. In fact, stylish home office chairs can completely transform the feel of your workspace with hints of bold colour and pattern. In addition, a chic desk chair can be moved around your home as and when you need extra seating.
Take inspiration from our Co-founder Lucy St George’s red leather desk chair for the perfect example of modern, industrial design. Alternatively, opt for a velvet upholstered chair to add cosy elegance to any office environment. Above all, choose a design that is comfortable and blends seamlessly with the rest of your interior. However, don’t be afraid to go bold and introduce a pop of colour in pastel pink or earthy terracotta tones. You won’t regret it!
Stylish Desk Accessories For The Home Office
Empowered Woman Fig Candle: £34.00, Rabbit Magnifying Glass £19.95 & Brass Effect Snail Tape Measure £28.00, Black Vanity Mirror With Trays: £25.00
No desk space is complete without a few stylish home office ideas and accessories. As the main event in any office, your desk deserves special attention. So, get ready to up your stationery game and include a few luxuries to create a wonderful workspace at home.
We’re firm believers that practical pieces in your home can be beautiful. Therefore, why not opt for stylish stationery essentials that double up as decorate objects on your desk?! Our Brass Effect Snail Tape Measure is the perfect example of this. As is the quirky Rabbit Magnifying Glass and wonderful Whale Tail Paperweight. For a fabulous finishing touch to your desk space, you can’t beat a scented candle. Beautiful scented candles like our Empowered Woman Fig Candle create a calm and inviting place to work and add instant luxury to any office scheme!
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