As the fourth part of our home design trends series, today we want to focus on home office design trends for 2014/15. As a luxury 2 storey home builder in Perth, we understand how important it is to have dedicated spaces in the home. This will keep your home looking clutter free and importantly, also separate your home into different ‘zones’. Whether you’re working from home full-time or just completing paperwork in the evenings, it is very important to have a space dedicated to ‘work’, which is separate from the rest of your home. We have researched some home office design trends for this year and going into 2015, to help you design your perfect home office space!
The first thing to think about when designing your home office is how you will set up your workspace. Like many other design trends in the home, a floating work desk is extremely popular this year and this trend will continue into 2015. A sleek, sophisticated polished wood or glossy white work desk mounted wall-to-wall not only provides a large amount of space to work on, but also creates clean, sleek lines, which promote a de-cluttered office space.
Storage is incredibly important in an office space. By keeping your workspace clutter free, you’ll be able to concentrate more fully on your work. Think about desktop storage options for papers, stationery and books. In terms of larger storage, sleek, modern shelving units and cupboards look elegant and clean, again promoting a feeling of industriousness and organisation. Make sure your storage units fit in with you workspace design to create a cohesive space.
Good lighting is essential in a work space. In addition to natural light, you should consider general and task lighting. For general light in the office space, bowl or drum-shaped pendant lights look beautiful, and with the right light bulb, will also provide an excellent source of light. Along with these silhouettes, warm industrial themes are extremely popular for 2014/15. Think about using warm metallic lighting fixtures both for your pendant lighting and also your task lighting at your work desk.
The most important thing about your office space is that it is comfortable and ergonomic. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on design! Think about introducing bursts of colour with your office chair and other accessories, to create a more dynamic and imaginative work space. Computer mouses and keyboards have been designed with the human body in mind and they not only feel good to use, they also come in a range of interesting and modern designs.
If you will be spending a lot of time in your workspace it is important to keep the larger items, such as the walls, neutral and minimalistic, adding splashes of colour and drama with accessories such as cushions, paintings and furniture. Think about introducing some beautiful indoor plants to create a calming and relaxing space.