A home office doesn’t have to be a stuffy dark room. It can be an extension of your home and your personality – bright and colourful, sleek and minimalistic, elegant and opulent. Here are a few home office trends to get you inspired to jazz up your working space.
The Pantone colour of 2013 is emerald green. “A lively, radiant, lush green,” is how the Pantone team describe it. This home office by Story & Space showcases how you can embrace the cheerful trend.
“Built-in joinery is a space-saving option and can look very stylish,” says Kate St James, interior designer and editor of Grand Designs Australia and Home Design, as seen in this home-office-turned-bedroom space designed by architect Emanuele Rattazzi.
Dark, polished woods, leather and chrome create a feeling of sophistication and luxury, as seen in this Vogue office suite (exclusive to Sovereign Interiors).
Bookshelves can be used as more than just a storage option. In this example from Interuebke they are used as partitions and a feature of the room.
Clean, simple lines create a minimalist look in this office from Interuebke. And “white is always in,” says Victoria Dennis, director of TDDP Architects.
A recent trend in home design is the home office nook – small in size, big in visual punch, like in this example from Poco Designs.
In this office designed by architect Terence Nott previously unused attic space is transformed into a funky, bright office space.
There is nothing wrong with getting out of the house and setting up a temporary home office outdoors. This office features just the items you need from DeLonghi to get through your paperwork – before heading back to your ‘real’ home office.