30 Inspirational & Functional Home Office Interior Design Ideas

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Setting goals, working on your business, writing a book, doing life admin, planning your next holiday or dreaming about your next home makeover, it’s easier to get things done when you have a space in your home to dedicate your mind to it fully.

Because the interior design of the place you work from plays a big role in your productivity and energy, having a dedicated workspace at home will help you get into the right mindset to get things done.

So whatever you’ve set your mind on this year, here are 30 inspirational home office designs and tips that will help you kick your goals in 2020.

#1 Opt For Some Open Storage

When looking for storage ideas to keep your workspace neat and tidy, open storage might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. However, this is an interesting option to consider.

Because nothing is more stimulating than being surrounded by things that inspire you, your home office is the perfect space to display all your favourite novels and coffee table books.

There’s only one rule to styling open storage; don’t overcrowd! Give your books and beautiful objects room to breathe by breaking things up with bookends, knick-knacks, and framed photos. 

And when you feel like some change, move the pieces around for that instant refresh!

#2 Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Picking a Desk

The standard four-legged rectangular timber desk seems like the easiest option when it comes to picking up your new best working friend. But why not stray away from the pack and try something different. 

You might want to embrace curves, high tables and metals to create a truly inspiring space tailored to your specific needs. If your room is narrow, try a long skinny table to match the proportions. A folding desk is perfect for small space while a floating desk can easily transform an odd nook into a functional work area.

#3 Drop and Go

Talking about small space, if you have been dreaming about your own home office for ages but are limited by space, consider a wall-mounted surface. This option also works well if you don’t need a dedicated office perse, but wouldn’t mind a touchpad to put your computer from time to time.

All you need is a small space to play within your bedroom, living room, kitchen or even your nursery! And to avoid clutter, add baskets, trays and organisers to keep your working space organised and clear for use.

#4 Let Your Desk Take Center Stage

Your desk is the most important piece of furniture in your workspace so why not let it take center stage.

If you’re into Feng Shui, your desk should be placed diagonally across the doorway to allow you a clear line of vision and sitting with your back facing a wall to create a sense of security. 

Finally, it might be worth facing your desk away from distractions and to consider how the light travels through the room to make sure you avoid the 4 pm glare on your screen.

#5 Invest In The Right Desk Chair

Keep your concentration and productivity at peak by picking the right chair for your needs, it will make all the difference.

Think comfy, but not too comfy! You want to keep this comfort scale balanced as if it’s too comfortable you’ll be more likely to lose focus.

Need some help creating a beautiful and functional workspace? Get started on your home office design now on Milray Park eDecorating platform. 

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