Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | HOME - WORDS: TRACEY HORDERN .......................

Ac­cord­ing to Global Work­place An­a­lyt­ics al­most 25 per cent of Aus­tralians work at home at least one day a week. This is thanks to grow­ing ac­cep­tance of flex­i­ble work and the in­crease in self-em­ploy­ment, both borne most no­tably on the in­her­ent abil­i­ties of work­ing via the in­ter­net.

To suc­cess­fully work from your home, it makes sense to cre­ate an in­spi­ra­tional and stylish home of­fice. One of the ma­jor trends in home of­fices is hav­ing in­spi­ra­tional glam­our in our work­ing spa­ces. In an In­sta­gram-driven world, our home of­fices can be seen as part of our brand. This is in­flu­enc­ing a more stylised space that adds to your im­age and the style of your home.

Re­gard­less of your pref­er­ence of in­te­ri­ors, the of­fice es­sen­tials would at min­i­mum in­clude a desk, a chair and stor­age. But that does not mean these pieces have to have a dreary cor­po­rate look. For your desk, you could go the tra­di­tional route with a tim­ber desk, you could re-pur­pose a din­ing ta­ble or choose a funky tres­tle or per­spex ta­ble.

Your next must-have is a chair. Whether you choose an er­gonomic ex­ec­u­tive chair or a beau­ti­ful an­tique chair, en­sure it is supremely com­fort­able. The next el­e­ment is stor­age. Here there is an abun­dance of choice from retro to re-pur­posed pieces to clas­si­cal fil­ing cab­i­nets. When it comes to light­ing, choose what helps you to stay fo­cused and in the zone.

For dec­o­ra­tive items choose in­spi­ra­tional pieces such as a vi­sion board, framed pho­tos, an up­lift­ing can­dle, art and lots of lush plants. Nat­u­ral green­ery will im­prove the air and rep­re­sent growth and pros­per­ity – all of which adds to pro­duc­tiv­ity out­put.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.