For many, the reality of working from home means dining rooms over-run with computers, empty coffee cups and last year’s unfinished BAS statements. It also means holding phone meetings whilst lying on the sofa and a working life that follows you like a shadow pretty much everywhere you go: papers and paraphenalia scattered in the bedroom, cords and gadgets cluttering up the kitchen, no actual place to put anything. It all gets a bit much!
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If this sounds familiar, it’s time to look at setting up a proper home office, or even a nook where you can work to your heart’s content, then turn your back. Somewhere neat. Orderly. Glamourous and inspiring. Consider investing in a periodic office cleaning service if you find keeping on top of things tricky. These are the goals anyway. A designated “command centre” if you will, that’s set up ready to go – enabling you to think with a clear head and kick butt! The holy grail of work spaces, is creating somewhere so well thought out and lovely, that you cannot wait to get there in the morning.
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So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, or need convincing that a revamped home office is in order, these beautiful examples will get you off on the right foot. (More can be found on our Pinterest boards.)
A beautifully “girly” space – light tones offset with matt gold. Inspiration pieces and candles to set the tone. Image: BWA’s Pinterest
The sophisticated yet feminine desk of Jimmy Choo founder, Tamara Mellon. Classic flooring, offset with retro chairs and a Warhol artwork would put anyone in the right frame of mind! Image: BWA’s Pinterest
Monochrome minimalism. Sparse and puritan yet functional and calming. I imagine this is a desk for actually getting work DONE. Image: BWA’s Pinterest
A “fashion person’s” desk for sure! This large desk is not cumbersome when in clear glass. Fashion images and a great computer screen equals a desirable creative haven. Image: BWA’s Pinterest
A fun and youthful desk situation to put a happy spin on being indoors! Love all of these bright colours against white. Image: BWA’s Pinterest
A mid-century vibe offset with a ghost chair and flokati-style rug. Austere yet somehow luxe. Image: BWA’s Pinterest
A thoroughly inspiring work space filled with pattern and texture and plenty to look at. Functional and fashionable (loving the gold accents again!) Image: BWA’s Pinterest
More of a nook than a heavy-hitting desk, although there is plenty of room for a laptop. Love the play of texture and pattern in what seems to be a quietly upholstered environment. Image: BWA’s Pinterest
Heavy drama here. Insomniacs need only apply. The stainless steel desk and slate walls give the otherwise cliche’ baroque touches some modern edge. Love the large-scale fashion photo! Image: BWA’s Pinterest
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Which of these looks do you most prefer (in an ideal world!) If you work at home, what are your tips for keeping orderly and “self-contained”? Let us know in the comments below and earn BWA Dollars for doing so!
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