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Today, I’m talking home office design ideas. I’ve been working from home for the best part of two years and absolutely love the lifestyle it gives me. While having a 20-second commute to ‘work’ is fabulous, the best thing about working from home for me is the fact that I get to design my own office. (I’m a real interior design enthusiast, so for me this is a dream come true.)


Corporate offices are okay, but they often lack personality and style. The good news is that if you opt to work from home, you get to create your own workspace and can tailor it to how you want it to look and feel. However, not everyone chooses to take advantage of this. Instead, opting to work in a drab, dull office space. Something that in my eyes is the cardinal sin of homeworking. If you work from home, you need a beautiful office space to work in. Period.


In case you’re stuck when it comes to designing an awesome home office, I thought I’d share a few design ideas with you.


Use Pinterest for inspiration


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My favourite place to find design inspiration is Pinterest – I love it. If you’re in need of a little inspo for the colour scheme and style of your office space, Pinterest is the place to go. The great thing about it being, that you can tailor what you search for. So for instance, if your office space is small, you can search ‘small office spaces’ and see what comes up. There are ideas for every office shape and size, even for offices that are part of other rooms.


Keep the walls neutral


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I’m all for adding lots of colour to your office, after all, it’s your space, but I think it’s best to keep the walls neutral. It might be your personal work space but it also needs to be somewhere that’s professional and work-friendly. Bright, bold walls that are too vibrant can make focusing on your work difficult. Well, for me at least, they do. Plus, by opting for neutral walls, should you want to update your office features, it’ll be easier to do.


Add colour and pattern with decor


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Personally, I like to add colour to my home office via furniture and accessories. While my desk may be neutral, I like to opt for a couple of bright pillows and throws, as well as other vibrant features. One of my favourite home design sites that offer a range of bright, bold pieces, perfect for livening up any space is www.iansnow.com. For my office, I love printed chairs, like the ones on offer from here. I’m also a real fan of bold, patterned rugs, especially black and white ones.


Personalise the space




Last but not least, I believe that when it comes to home office design, it’s crucial to personalise the space. There are so many simple ways you can do this, from dotting your favourite pictures around to hanging motivational quotes on the walls. If you want to love your office – something that is incredibly important as you’ll be spending a lot of time in there, personalising it is a must. To get some more ideas for personalising the space, check out www.theelginavenue.com.


There you have it, my design ideas for creating a home office that you’ll love spending time in.