Make of­fice space work for you

Central and North Burnett Times - - HOME - With Tracey Hordern

AS MORE of us work at home, it makes sense to cre­ate a stylish home of­fice that is in­spi­ra­tional. There are plenty of af­ford­able op­tions to style a home of­fice and cre­ate a space that en­cour­ages pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Re­gard­less of your style pref­er­ences, es­sen­tials in­clude a desk, chair and stor­age. But that doesn’t mean these foun­da­tion pieces have to con­form to a dreary cor­po­rate look.

For your desk, you could go the tra­di­tional route with a tim­ber desk or, al­ter­na­tively, you could re­pur­pose a din­ing ta­ble, or choose a funky tres­tle ta­ble. Your next must-have is a chair. Whether you choose an er­gonomic ex­ec­u­tive style chair, or a beau­ti­ful an­tique chair, en­sure it is supremely com­fort­able.

The next el­e­ment you would need is stor­age. Here there is an abundance of choice, from retro pieces to clas­si­cal fil­ing cab­i­nets. Ide­ally, stick with a theme. For in­stance, if your chair and ta­ble scream mid-cen­tury chic, in the style of Mad­men, then keep with that style for your stor­age.

When it comes to light­ing, clocks and other ba­sic of­fice equip­ment, choose what per­son­ally brings you joy. Add a fab­u­lous rug in a weave that in­spires you. Ul­ti­mately, you want your of­fice to be a place where you hap­pily spend time.

Last but not least are dec­o­ra­tive ac­ces­sories for your workspace. Re­mem­ber, it’s your of­fice and no one can tell you what’s ap­pro­pri­ate. But if you want in­spi­ra­tion then choose pieces such as a vi­sion board, pho­tos, an uplift­ing can­dle, art and lots of lush plants that cleanse the air and rep­re­sent growth and pros­per­ity.

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

◗ A stylish home of­fice is a pro­duc­tive home of­fice.

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