“Hi honey I’m home… Working”
The home working business is booming. More and more of us now work from our home address. Doing everything from crafting items for Etsy to running international business empires. And even if you don’t work from home, an office space can be handy for organising family life and giving kids a dedicated homework zone too.
Whatever else you do, your desk is the key element of every home office. But where to start?
Well the space itself seems as good a place as any. If you’ve converted a garage, or even got a modern minimalist room to work in, this upcycled desk made with reclaimed scaffolding planks could set it off perfectly.
There’s a good chance that until you turnover your first million you’re a bit shorter on space. But there are loads of clever ideas about for you too.
This ladder desk looks amazing but is also a great way to keep your office clutter in order without compromising on space.
Working together? If we’d had this spot to do our homework we’d have been top of the class. (Full marks for the handy storage space created by the shelves and cute baskets too.) Make this double desk at home by customising an old bookcase.
You don’t need a door to have an office either. Get clever with your space and you could have a work area in a hallway, under the stairs or on the landing. Narrow desks are useful in such spaces, and we’d love to create a workspace with this console table beneath a hallway window. The clear glass helps to keep the room feeling light and uncluttered.
You can even get a desk that literally folds away when you don’t need it! So you really can ‘shut up shop’ at the end of your working day. It seems the ideal way to manage the balance of home and work life too.
But the desk is just the beginning. Next you need to decide what goes on it.
Confession time: since scented pens and novelty erasers, we’ve had a bit of lot of a thing for stationery. Just the idea of browsing Paperchase is giving us goosebumps.
You’ll need to stock up your stationery cupboard with pens, paper and, of course, flamingo paperclips…
No one ever regretted having a Moleskine notebook. Choose the one to compliment your office, colour scheme or your mood.
One way to give your office atmosphere is to have the radio on. What better excuse do you need to get your ears on this gorgeous Liberty print Roberts radio?
When you’re working at home, you should be careful not be cooped up all day. We’d put a garden office in every home business plan. You couldn’t wait to get to work here!
Or perhaps just bring the outdoors in with a regular order of fresh flowers. Thinking of it as an investment of all the money you’ve saved on commuting and takeaway coffees.
Whatever your business, a great space can help keep your office running smoothly. So make your first job creating your perfect working environment. Something so amazing you’ll want to work late every night.