|via SA Decor & Design|
The image got me thinking about how common it now is to work from home, and the spaces created specifically for this purpose.
Whether it's simply a desk tucked away in a guest room or a formal home office, work spaces at home are not only more prevalent today than they used to be, but they have also evolved.
Here are a few of my favourites:
|via Elements of Style|
|via My Scandinavian Home|
|via Emily Henderson|
|via House Beautiful|
|via La Dolce Vita|
|via Live Creating Yourself|
Gone are the dreary rooms with bulky desks and shapeless office chairs. The modern home office is now a chic, yet happy and comfortable space featuring statement chairs, creative storage, and the ubiquitous Apple desk/laptop.
As for me, my home office is where I'm sat right now - the sofa. That's the reality of living in a 396 sq ft flat. On those days when I'm feeling especially self-important, I drag myself over to the dining room table. Oh yeah... living the dream.
If I did however have a home office, it would probably be light and bright, with a mixture of modern and traditional touches. Something like this:
Some tips to creating a your own functional and stylish work environment:
+ Writing Surface | For a clean, open look, try using a small table or a simple cantilevered counter top instead of a desk.
+ Seating | Make sure your chair is comfortable - if unupholstered, try layering with a throw and/or pillow for warmth and texture.
+ Lighting | Always use task lighting in addition to overhead lights, your eyes will thank you later.
+ Storage | You can never have too many open shelves, cupboards, or storage boxes/baskets. Kitchen storage containers be an unexpected solution for pens and pencils.