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Want to start working from home? A home office is a must-have. Here's how you can build the ultimate home work space.
If you don't already have one, Justine Wilson from Vault Interiors has put together a step-by-step guide to create the ultimate home office.
Plan to plan
Home offices need to be planned just like the rest of your home. Look for any dead spaces in the home, old bedrooms or sunrooms are a great space to start. A separate zone from other areas of the home is ideal, it removes distractions, which of course will help when you need to concentrate.
If you’re short on space, consider making your office a multifunctional guest room by adding a fold out sofa bed.
Clear the air
Invest in functional furniture for storage. Flat pack furniture is great because you can customise the design for a more tailored, designer look. Use the furniture to hide cords and printers – it’ll maximise space and keep the office organised and de-cluttered.
When it comes to painting, neutral bases are the best place to start. If you want some more texture and colour, layer in accent colours in the furniture and fittings. This means you can swap out the rug, cushions and paintings and give the space an entirely look.
It’s in the details
Introduce indoor plants. They not only add a green, lush element to the room, they also add fragrance and improve air quality. Adding personalised stationary can also solidify the workspace as yours – notebooks and pencils are a beautiful touch.
You can use a large pin board for concept images, notes and ever-changing artwork to suit your current style and the theme of your office.
Light it up
Lighting is key, so good task lighting is essential. Consider placing the desk under the window, the natural light and bright outlook will make sitting at a desk less arduous. If this isn’t possible add mirrors and desk lights, try and stick with natural coloured globes to avoid bright light headaches.
by Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors
First published date: 11 October 2017