A STYLISH STUDY
The style of your home office will depend on the nature of your work but Jenny Williams from Creative Style says there are still some basics common to most workspaces.
“It depends on who’s using the space and what they’re doing there, but generally it’s a stable surface to work on, comfortable seating, sufficient storage and effective lighting and power,” Jenny says.
Given you’ll be spending most of your weekday waking hours there, she says it’s important that you go with a design and colour that offers some inspiration.
“If this is not possible, try to incorporate smaller elements that you love, such as artwork and decorative accessories in your colours and style,” she says. “Even a vase of your favourite flowers will make the space more appealing.”
Jenny says avoid filling the space with paperwork and files — and essentially making the office an eyesore.
“Easy-to-access storage cabinets with solid doors or drawers is the key here,” Jenny says. “If you know you’re untidy, avoid open shelves.”
This study space in the Empire MkII design by Allcastle Homes gets the basics right with good light, a solid desk and access to power points.