Working from home has its perks, one of which is having complete control over your office space. Create a home office space that you look forward to spending time in everyday. Here are a few home office design trends that work.
We need nature in a deeply innate way, but we have designed our home office spaces in a way that keeps us detached from nature. Biophilic design is an innovative idea of designing spaces to mimic nature or to include natural elements. Home offices are given a more natural feel with architectural elements or furnishings that mimic shapes in nature. Plants and greenery are another pivotal element of biophilic design. Bringing nature to your office space helps create a calmer, more soothing space to work in. Both Salone del Mobile and Index Dubai have highlighted ways to bring nature to your home’s design. The photo shows part of a Biophilia collection of vases and containers from the 2018 show in Milan.
Greening the Office in More Ways than One
In addition to bringing nature into your home office design, go “green” in several other ways. Power your home office with renewable energy sources, add air purification systems, and invest in eco friendly furnishings for your space. Sustainable woods and recycled products help eliminate toxins and dangerous chemicals from your home office. Xdesk creates standing desks that are environmentally friendly. The brand commits to the safety of their customers and workers by making products that are free of formaldehyde (commonly found in pressed woods) and free of solvent based paints.
Textures increase the sensory elements of a room and help give the space a more cozy feel. Bring your playful side to the office by introducing texture to what is usually a bland space in the home. Textiles are a great way to add texture elements to a space. Chair throws, fabric wall panels, and handmade fabric rugs or baskets are great textural elements for any home office. This blush upholstered office chair from World Market adds soft color and loads of texture to your home office. You won’t mind spending hours in a chair like this one.
Design fairs this year have shown again and again that color is in. Pantone’s color of the year is Ultra Violet, a vibrant purple hue. Their trend report for Spring 2018 highlights a multifaceted palette that provides opportunities for self expression. Don’t think that you have to repaint all the walls in your home office! The trendsetters at international design fairs used bright pops of color to liven spaces. Add a brightly colored cabinet, a chair with fabric that pops, or a colorful rug to bring this trendy design element to your home office space. See my favorite pieces that help to bring the color into your space here.
Each of these home office design elements helps you create a space that is unique to you. From going green to adding texture to new colors, try one of these home office design trends in your space.