WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T MIX WORK AND PLEASURE?
All it takes is to decorate your home office with stylish yet practical furniture and homewares and—voilà!—your workspace will quickly become your favourite room.
Choosing the perfect home office furniture—those pieces that really appeal to you—will make all difference to your outlook on working. Work will seem less like work if you spend hours in an office that is cosy, inviting, and filled with furniture and homewares that you love. This is why you should really spend some time thinking about how you want to furnish and decorate your office.
To help you with your choices, we have created the 1825 interiors home office styling ABCs (and even Ds and Es!):
A = AMBIENCE
If your office is frequented by clients, you need to make sure that your workspace is relaxing and soothing to the senses. You can create the right ambience by using tasteful wall art and stylish furnishings. It's entirely logical: if your clients enjoy the ambience then they're more likely to stay longer and/or come back again for your services or products.
B = BEAUTY
Beauty is essential to adding sensory pleasure to your workspace. For example, if you are aiming for a classic home office style, then you'll feel at ease with stately timber pieces like a bookshelf, a desk and printer stand, and a beautifully upholstered chair. To complete the look, add a lamp, some wooden photo frames and a statement canvas print.
C = COMFORT
The right furniture provides comfort while you work and helps your clients feel at ease during their visits. If you have a small waiting area, add a sofa for your clients—but make sure it is not too low to the ground so that they can get out easily. A timber coffee table with relevant journals and newspapers, and perhaps a water cooler, are also ideas to consider.
D = DESIGN
The design of your home office leaves an impression on clients, especially those who are forming their first impressions. Make sure you 'wow' these clients with an impeccable, thoughtful, and cohesive workspace. You can achieve this by using artwork and furniture that showcases your personality and reflects your values, making you stand out among your competitors. Revealing your personality through good interior design will put your clients’ minds at ease and can foster a friendly, comfortable atmosphere that is good for your business.
E = EXPERIENCE
In summary, the furniture in your home office is an effective way of portraying to your clients exactly what you want them to experience. Those who enjoyed their visits are more likely to come back or recommend your service to their friends. As people spread the word about how great your business is, new clients will follow. Getting positive feedback from existing clients can result in more potential clients and help you to establish a good reputation.