People love a beautiful home office. My mind conjures up an old world romantic wood panelled space with floor to ceiling industrial steel framed windows surrounding a modern desk designed by the architect Saarinen with a Eames office chair. Beautiful modular storage by USM .... this list is long of what makes my ideal office.
How to create a beautiful home office? First off, it looks and feels like an office, not a dorm room with a desk jammed into the wall looking like an afterthought. The storage needs to be sleek, unassuming and especially easy to use and access whenever needed - or hidden in the converted closet. Your desk is inviting and a place you always dreamt you wanted to be. Well, not always but at least a large portion of your day. Mental health with regard to your home office is more important than people realise. If you have a view beyond your computer that is soothing and relaxing on your eyes, great, tick the box to the increase on your mental health check and diminish eye strain. If you have a view outdoors and a window you can open, two ticks! Outdoor views onlooking a solid wall are not really considered a healthy view. If you have no view or the view is chaos, turn the desk around with your back to the window and create a pleasing view looking into the space. How to do that? When we've not designed the space we suggest ways to improve the view without a huge renovation. My favourite is to create a photo wall. What's a photo wall? Basically its a wall with an image we've designed into wallpaper. We designed a winter forest, a view of the vineyards along with Rhine, a fighter plane, etching of trees, and views of a favourite city. The options are vast but we really need to know what views make you happy and lead your mind to take a break from work.
A fighter plan wall
Etching of poplar trees