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Guide to Home Office Design & Styles

December 18, 2017
Guide to Home Office Design & Styles

Working remotely is set to become the way of the future.

According to many entrepreneurial business sites such as Forbes, Fast Company and Fast Co-Exist it is predicted that 50% of people will work from a home office by 2020. This new way of working is more than just a fleeting trend - it is going to become a way of life for many.

Studies show that working remotely improves productivity, makes people happier and increases levels of creativity. As a result, many companies are now adopting this new practice and encouraging employees to work from home.

The year 2020 may sound like the distant future but it's actually less than three years away! Now is the time to start thinking about your own home office and becoming remote-ready for the big shift in workplace environments.

But how to decorate it? Whether you work better in a minimalistic white space, or a space covered with art and plants, below are seven awesome examples of the different types of home office styles. Which one will you choose?

Discover 7 Different Home Office Styles

Scandinavian Home Office Style

The Scandinavian aesthetic unites simplicity, with purity and liveability. This style is renowned for its paired back minimalism and a light, bright and airy atmosphere. A Scandi colour scheme consists of neutral tones or an all white backdrop that is highlighted by pale timbers with accents of black. Tactile, textural fabrics and soft muted colours such as pale pink, blue or mint are all elements of this style.

To learn more about this style visit our article Creating a Scandinavian Vibe at Home.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Scandinavian Style

Industrial Home Office Style

The Industrial style feature an eclectic combination of vintage, retro pieces that have rustic charm. Reclaimed timbers and raw metals that have a utilitarian feel to them work well to create this style. Think warehouse or loft conversion with lots of character.

To learn more about this style visit our article What is Industrial Style Furniture?.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Industrial Style

Mid-Century Modern Home Office Style

Mid-Century Modern is a style from the mid 20th century era that produced iconic designers such as the likes of Eames, Wegner, Poulsen and Jacobsen and more. The style took the world by storm as it moved away from the highly ornate detailing of previous and embraced the modern technology of the day.

The high demand for modern furniture to be produced quickly after the two world wars meant that functionality replaced highly decorative furniture pieces. The new mid-century style took on a form of clean, simple and sleek lines with bold colours.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Mid Century Modern

Hampton's Home Office Style

A coastal inspired yet elegant look that has a twist of farmhouse. This style manages to capture a relaxed laid-back vibe while remaining classic and sophisticated. Wicker, rattan and painted white timbers with navy hues and stripes or coastal inspired motifs are all a staple characteristic of this look.

To learn more about this style visit our article Perfecting the French Provincial and Hampton's Styles.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Hamptons Style

Tailored Elegance Home Office Style

While many of the other styles offer a clean and simple aesthetic the Tailored Elegance look offer a little bit of luxe in the form of materials, finishes and detailing. In this style you will find more ornate pieces of furniture in materials such as brass or bronze or interesting details such as scalloped edges or timber paneling can be found. Velvet upholstery with deep buttoning and Mongolian sheepskin that over softness, sheen and shine and to the glamour.

This style can be compared with Hollywood Regency, to find out more visit our article Your Complete Guide To Hollywood Regency Style.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Tailored Elegance Style

Modern Home Office Style

The modern design style is defined by clean lines, simple geometry and a colour palette of neutrals that incorporates the elements of natural materials such as timber, stone along with metal and glass. The words 'sleek' and 'clutter-free' are often used to describe a modern design style interior. This style is offers the appearance of a highly functional and organised space that isn't overly decorated. This lack of decorative finishes creates a sense of openness and spaciousness.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Modern

Traditional Home Office Style

Traditional furniture lends itself to older style homes that want to retain or accentuate some of it's original style from the Victorian era. The Traditional look is characterised by old-world style, craftmanship and dark, heavy woods such as mahogany. Alternatively timber, painted white or for a softer more classic look can also be considered traditional. Heavy full length curtains or even swags and tails can be found in a traditional style home.

To discover more visit our article What is Traditional Style Furniture?.

Guide to Home Office Design and Styles Traditional Style

Click here to learn more about The Different Types of Furniture Styles and find out How To Set Up Your Home Office


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