The home office has become a major staple and must-have when it comes to finding a place to reside or creating a living space that properly accommodates your needs.
The last few years have introduced the idea of working from home to many. While there are plenty of people who have (and will continue to) return to their offices over the coming months, remote work will remain popular if given the opportunity.
Creating a functional home office somewhere in your house was a priority for 2020. Now that we’re nearing the end of 2021, it’s time to revamp that workspace and give it a more modern and trendy vibe.
Here are a few helpful tricks and tips for achieving a modern look in the home office that inspires productivity:
Create a blank slate for work
This tip may come as a surprise, but when it comes to decorating your desk, it may be best to leave it alone. Less is more in this scenario; a blank slate that’s free of accessories and decor can give your imagination the opportunity to work its magic, free of distractions. Plus, the white, sleek and clean slate matches the modern look perfectly.
Consider a neutral color scheme with vibrant accents
A neutral theme follows the same idea as the bare desk — with fewer distractions in your home office, you have the opportunity to express your creativity and get your work done as quickly and efficiently as possible. You don’t want this room to feel like a boring, empty vessel, however. Take a modern approach and add a splash of color with one vibrant shade throughout the room. This is a subtle way to bring livelihood back to the room without going overboard.
Let the natural lighting do the talking
Natural lighting is everything in a home office, regardless of the theme you want to follow. Plus, showcasing the natural lighting as if it’s a focal point matches the modern theme so well. If you have a room in your home with large windows, this can make for an exquisite modern home office space. Give it a little character with sheer curtains and the job is complete.
Of course, it’s wise to have a proper task light or table lamp for the evening. Keep this in mind during the design process.
Make your work literature the focal point of decor
If you’re creating a room that’s free of distraction and is used with efficiency in mind, think about your decor choices in a functional way. Showcasing your book collection, for example, can make an excellent accessory in a home office. Similarly, putting your degrees and other credentials on display is a simple yet effective way to approach modern design and decor.
Need help? Leave it to Decorating Den Interiors
Modernizing your workspace can seem intimidating from many different viewpoints. Maybe you’re starting from scratch, creating a home office out of nothing. Or, perhaps you want to take the tiny homemade kitchenette office you created at the beginning of 2020 and turn it into something that is equally inspiring and aesthetically pleasing. No matter your current situation, don’t feel obligated to take on the project alone. Decorating Den Interiors has the experience, knowledge and outside opinion to help you achieve the look you’re going for.
We will come to your home to provide a free consultation where you can showcase your space, provide personal style preferences and present and potential ideas you have for creating a more modern workspace. From there, we will take your suggestions and play around with them until we can create a blueprint for your new and improved home office.
Throughout the partnership, you can stay in contact with us and continue to collaborate on the project as much as you’d like. This gives you the opportunity to hand over all of the creative freedom or make your mark on the space.
No matter how you want to approach this modern makeover, Decorating Den Interiors will be happy to help. Contact us today for more information.