ossibly the most relevant of interior design trends in 2020 is creating a home office. With an uptick in remote work, there is a need to create a workspace that is productive and functional. A well-designed space can help shut out distractions, center the mind, and inspire creativity.
Here are 5 of Lara Michelle's top looks and ideas for designing a home office in 2020:
1Wallpaper. You might have heard that wallpaper is making a comeback. Bring the trend into your home office to add visual interest without crowding the space. Adding wallpaper brings personality to your normally mundane workspace and allows you to do your best work, and feel comfortable while doing it.
2Lots of Lighting
While natural light is the gold standard, not every home office has adequate exposure. When you work in a home office, the character and quality of lighting in your workspace can help increase your productivity. Poor lighting can reduce your energy, produce eyestrain and headaches, and ultimately impair your ability to work effectively. If you don't have a lot of natural light, then artificial lights are even more important when considering workspace illumination. Throwing a little ambient light into the mix will help soften the harsh light that can come from just overhead or task lighting. A lamp is the perfect way to add that final layer of ambient light to your office.
3Reinvented office chairs
If there is one piece of furniture key to productivity, it’s having a comfortable desk chair. While that used to mean buying something with black, plastic arms on wheels, that’s no longer the case. A variety of colors and styles have upgraded the traditional desk chair, while still giving you all the comfort you need for a full day's work. No longer does an immaculate home office need a large, stately desk to anchor its identity as important and purposeful. Minimalism is huge for home office spaces and that means working to create a space focused on necessity and purpose. A gorgeous functional desk doesn’t have to take up the whole room or weigh down a design. As for the chair, it is important to choose a comfortable one. Accessorizing chairs is another popular trend. Adding a pillow or cushion can bring comfort and a pop of color to any space.
Decor Tip: Accessorizing chairs is another popular trend. Adding a pillow or cushion can bring comfort and a pop of color to any space.
4 Home Office Storage That Works
Custom built in's and cabinetry are one of Lara's specialties and it helps so much for not only making beautiful storage but keeping things neat, organized and functional. Storage isn’t just important for the sake of decor. Cluttering your space can clutter your productivity. What you’re working on at the moment, doesn’t have to linger on visually all day. When you’re ready to pivot to another task, use storage spaces to clear away clutter. Then, start fresh with a clear head and desk space. After all, staplers, pens, and notepads in even the most stylish of products don’t always make the best interior accessories.
5 Home Office Colors that Work for You
Think of things that will help you do your work better. If that’s bright colors like yellow, coral or orange to inspire creativity, incorporate those. Maybe soft blue and grey tones will enhance your focus. Perhaps vibrant greens will invigorate and calm while boosting concentration. Choose colors that work for your headspace. At the end of the day, it needs to be a color that you find comforting and energizing.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my top 2020 trends and tips to create a home office that fits exactly what you need! Let me know what you thought of it and if you have any questions, I’d love to read them in my comments section below! ☺