In an age where more people are working from home than ever before, there’s never been a more valuable time to style your home office. The items we surround ourselves with can have a profound effect on our mood, and it’s well worth the effort to put in your stamp on the room where you spend so many hours each day.
Here are some of our best home office styling ideas to help you create a space that's both beautiful and functional
SPACE TO RELAX
Everyone needs to take a break once in a while, and having an area in your home office where you can relax will help encourage you to switch off. Creating a work-free space may seem counterintuitive, but research has shown that taking breaks can have a positive impact on both your wellbeing and your productivity.
A cosy seat like our Sheepskin Bean Bag provides a perfect spot to get away from your screen. Designed to fit the contours of your body and crafted from seven naturally soft sheepskins, it invites you to take a load off your feet and enjoy a moment of relaxation. Or, if you just don’t like the feeling of being stuck in one place all day, you can always use it as an alternative chair to get some time away from your desk and curl up with your laptop.
FORM + FUNCTION
Ensuring that you select home office furniture that both looks good and serves a purpose helps to cultivate a clean and clutter-free work environment. Focusing on just a few key luxury pieces of opting for multifunctional furniture will make your home office feel more spacious and gives you a much better chance of staying organised.
They say a tidy home makes for a tidy mind, and it’s true that no one wants to walk into an office that feels chaotic and cluttered. Simple home office designed can go a long way in starting your day off on the right foot, with high quality, functional pieces that will make the room feel considered and refined.
Featuring: Holbrook Shearling Sheepskin in Latte + Byron Bean Bag in Pearl + Jamieson Ottoman in Cream
PRIORITISE YOUR COMFORT
When you’re spending forty or more hours per week in one room, you need to make sure that it is set up for comfort. Sitting in the same position all day isn’t great for your body, especially if you are using a chair or other home office furniture that doesn’t give you the best support. Fortunately, there are a few different ways you can bring a little extra comfort to your home office design.
Draping a sheepskin over the back of your chair can provide an extra layer of comfort as well as keeping your home office warn and cosy throughout the colder months. Alternatively , simply placing it under your home office chair will ensure you have toasty feet all day long. Even having somewhere to rest your legs, like our Jamieson Ottoman, can help you ease some of the strain on your body. Elevating your feet can improve bloody flow and relieve pressure on your legs and back, preventing future injuries and avoiding any discomfort.
DON'T FORGET THE DECOR
Just because you use your home office for work doesn’t mean you can’t personalise your space with some of your favourite decor items. Whether that means adding in some greenery or a vase of fresh flowers or creating a gallery wall with some inspiring works of art, these small touches can make your home office feel instantly more inviting.
Decor can also be an easy way to add some extra colour to the room. Colour can have a huge impact on our mood and certain shades have been shown to boost productivity, creativity, and even have physiological effects like lowering our blood pressure. Surrounding yourself with items you love is a surefire way to keep you feeling your best throughout your working day.
MAXIMISE THE LIGHT
We could all do with getting a little more time outside, especially given the circumstances, but with increasingly busy schedules it can be hard to disconnect and get away from our desk. That’s why it is so important to get as much natural light as you can in your home office. If you still aren’t fortunate enough to have large windows in your space, you can still emphasise light through the use of mirrors, using light or neutral colours and giving your furniture room to breathe.
Plenty of light can not only improve the ambience of your home office styling but can also ward off eye strain and migraines sometimes brought on by fluorescent bulbs. Having a light source that you can adjust throughout the day is ideal so you can easily adapt it to your needs and your schedule.
KEEP IT NATURAL
While many commercial offices have a rather cold and stark look, one of the great things about home offices is that you can incorporate design elements that you may not usually find in the workplace. Natural materials like wood and sheepskin never go out of style and contribute towards a tranquil atmosphere that can counteract some of the stresses of working life.
Even if you prefer a bolder style, neutral materials will slot seamlessly into all kinds of interiors and can be easily moved from room to room when it comes time to switch up your style. Our sheepskin items come in a range of different shades that can complement various aesthetics, from deep, rich Ash to warm Latte and a classic Cream.
Creating a home office design that will work for you can be a challenging prospect, but follow these few simple tips and you can transform your workspace into somewhere comfortable, inspiring and that looks good to boot. If you would like any styling tips or advice, our HG Style Advisors would love to help. Get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.