This article is a guest contribution written by Jennifer Birch.
With the advent of a global pandemic, remote work from home has been on the rise around the world. In fact, Business Matters Magazine reports how a recent survey found that 86% of UK employees want to continue working remotely at least once a week. They cited factors such as the lack of commute, improvements in financial savings, and the ability to spend more time with family and loved ones. In addition, many have found improvements in productivity as well as work-life balance. If you’re keeping your social distance and working from home, having a gorgeously decorated home office can work wonders in completing your to-do-list.
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KEEP IT SIMPLE
If you’re trying to be productive, clutter and chaos on your desk can distract you from reaching your goals. Putting away unnecessary bits and pieces that surround your workspace can help clear your head and boost your mental focus. In terms of colour, this means keeping it simple and serene. Take a look at this beautiful grey setup by Donnie Wales Interiors that adds a sense of unity to this home office. It can be as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint to your existing setup. And this simplicity is what many people are after. Architectural Digest’s list of office designs shows the minimalist workspace is now on trend. Alternatively, adding some bold pops of colour might suit you better if you have a funkier style.
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HANG SOME WALL ART
If you’re designing a home office, don’t forget about the visual value of wall decor. If you’re looking for a dash of inspiration to get you past that creative block, surrounding yourself with some wall art can get you past that speed bump. We at Hunter & Co offer a curated collection of fine art prints, designed by a talented group of artists from around the world. Depending on your mood, you can select from a series of timeless abstract prints, serene seascapes, and nature-inspired photography prints. If your home office is looking a little dull, adding a collage of wall prints can really brighten up your desk.
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BANISH UNWANTED CLUTTER WITH GREAT STORAGE SOLUTIONS
Good design should always be highly functional, and extending this mindset to your home office is crucial. Real Homes describes how clutter can be incredibly distracting, but investing in shelving and similar storage accessories can help you organise your paperwork. Different size and shape baskets are a perfect way to keep your home office looking neat and stylish, whilst still being able to organise everything practically. As the saying goes, "Cluttered desk, cluttered mind," and by organising your workspace, you're not just setting yourself up for being more productive – you're actually taking care of yourself too.
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REFRESH YOUR SPACE WITH A TOUCH OF GREEN
One of the major perks of working from home is that a coveted window view is more easily obtainable. As well as some beautiful natural light, you can surround yourself with some nature while you work. In The Spruce’s feature on office plants that are great for beginners, they point to the ZZ plant, which would look fantastic against a white backdrop. Another option is the snake plant which requires very little attention to thrive. As a bonus, these plants increase the humidity around the desk and remove harmful toxins from the air. Plus, it’s fun to watch them grow and thrive while you’re staying at home.
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As you can see from these easy tips, you don’t necessarily have to dip into your savings fund to create a stunning home office. Choosing a cohesive colour palette and picking complementary accessories will help create a peaceful sanctuary while you’re working remotely.
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By Jennifer Birch