When designing any room in your home, it’s important to consider two things: style and function… especially when designing a home office. We’re all familiar with the key elements of design in rooms where we live, relax, and entertain– but when it comes to designing a space that straddles both our work and living space, a little more thought is required. To help you achieve this with flair, our designers have suggested a few key points you need to keep in mind….
- Don’t be stiff. Consider what makes you comfortable, but not so much that you will fall asleep.
- Express yourself. As with other areas of your home, your office should reflect your personality.
- What’s your function? Think about your style and choose pieces that will be inviting, inspiring, and calming. Also, don’t forget the utility of your office design. Do you need a lot of filing room? Is your main concern a flat surface with lots of space to move around?
- Remember light. Keep your office bright, combining ambient, task and general lighting.
For a chic look in your home office this Autumn, think about a heritage inspired look. The chic office should be a room you could imagine typing out a manuscript in— warm, inviting, and full of inspiration. Think of a vintage bookstore where you could spend hours getting lost in the comfort of traditional stories, curled up in a chair, flipping through the pages of a classic novel. Try pairing an Andrew Martin Globetrotter Campaign Desk with an Authentic Models Pursers Chair. Add rich reds and wool, tailored fabrics to complete the look.
If you favour a more Urban, minimalist design, then you’re look will be bright and contemporary. Try a modern desk like the Andrew Martin A Frame Desk balanced with a Vitra Charles & Ray Eames Swivel Chair. Include funky, bold accessories with bright acid colours to accent this type of interior design.