To combat the spread of COVID-19, more and more businesses are shifting to remote or flexible work from home options. And with recent reports showing that employees are actually more productive working remotely than in a traditional office space, it’s likely to become the new normal that many Australians will be working from home in a much greater capacity than ever before. So how do you set up a home office space that will inspire, motivate and boost productivity? At Cocolea, we are home to a stunning range of bespoke home office decor and luxury furniture Australia knows and loves. Whether your home office is the central command post for your business, or simply a secondary work space for frequent working from home, it’s easy to design and decorate your home office to suit your exact specifications.
Choose the Right Furniture
The most suitable furniture for your home office will be that in which you’re comfortable and productive. It should also mix in with the other furniture in your home so whether your home décor style is contemporary or traditional, choose furniture that will complement your unique style. Remember comfort when selecting older traditional furniture, such as chairs. Older style furniture can look amazing, but you may need the flexibility of an adjustable chair for comfort. While some modern chairs have built in ergonomics, they may look out of place in a heritage or traditional home. In the end you should be able to find a happy medium between comfort and aesthetics. Just remember to measure the space accurately so you know what size furniture to look for, and work out what you need in your space such as computers, screens and printers so everything has a place.
Add Personality and Warmth with Decor
One of the best parts about a home office is that you can decorate it exactly how you want it. Great decor will make your office space a place where you actually want to spend time. Studies have even shown that a warm, welcoming environment improves productivity, so choose décor pieces in colours that reflect your personality, or follow colour psychology to pick décor in an energy inducing colour, such as shades of yellow, orange and red. Don’t be afraid to be bold and make a statement. Bold colours and designer pieces will add instant glamour and luxury, turning your work space into your own personal retreat.
Blend It In
Your home office should complement the design of the rest of your house so consider how it will blend in with adjacent areas, especially if the door is often open. The colour palette and furniture choices should blend seamlessly with other rooms, making your home office a feature that enhances your whole home and not just a plain room with a computer and desk.
Having a place for everything and knowing where everything is when you need it will ensure maximum productivity so invest in quality storage cabinets for books, files and documents and drawers and storage boxes for stationery, paperwork and equipment. Home office storage should complement the look of the room and be a functional solution for keeping your space organised.
Invest in a Comfortable Chair
A comfortable chair is the heart of a productive home office. Investing in a good one will make a significant difference to your work life. While finding the right chair can be a challenge, it’s worth spending the time to find a chair that is the right blend of comfort and style. Pay attention to back, thigh and arm support and also consider the material options and warranties offered.
Modern society now demands a home office space in almost every Australian house and if you are going to be spending so much of your time in it, you need to make it a comfortable and inspiriting space in which to work and be highly productive. Choose your colours, decor and furniture wisely and your home office will reward you with a space that is a pleasure to work in.
For luxurious home office furniture and storage solutions, browse our range today. From stunning sculptural pieces to designer desks and vintage inspired leather chairs, we have everything you need to transform your home office into a sanctuary. Check out our collection online now or get in touch with us on (03) 8691 2092 to book a tour of our Melbourne showroom.