Inspiration OVERLOAD! Work-From-Home Spaces That Will Help You SPRUCE UP Your Own

If you haven't yet found the time to zhuzh your home office, let these examples give you lots of ideas (and motivation!).
22 July 2020

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By this time, you may feel like a work-from-home pro – especially if you’ve managed to establish a daily routine.

From changing out of your sleepwear to getting in an early run or making a cup of your favourite beverage every morning, sticking to a routine can help give you a greater sense of normality in this new, anything-but-normal Covid-19 world.

Ideally, your work-from-home space shouldn’t be your bed or sofa, however. A proper desk and chair makes for a more conducive working environment. It also ensures you don’t end up with niggling aches in your back and neck (if you already have some, try these helpful posture tips).

So, we’ve rounded up some Instagram-spiration to get you started on upgraded your own WFH zone. That way, “going to work” won’t feel like tackling just another household chore.

1. Black and White (and Bright all Over!)

These crisp, cleaning-looking spaces aren’t too stark or devoid of personality, thanks to graphic accents in black and white – two colours that do indeed go with everything.

 

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2. Naturally Neutral

While the offices below don’t look dramatically different from the ones above, they’re a skosh warmer and perhaps more cosy seeming. What’s the trick? Layering on natural woven and wooden accents plus nubby textures in neutral tones.

 

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3. Colourful Corner

How do you define your “home office” when it’s actually in your bedroom or living room or elsewhere around the house? Create an accent wall or corner with a splash of paint. (Don’t worry, you can always cover it up when you move out of your rental.)

 

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4. Bold Focal Point

Yep, these ones are a lot of look. However, nestling your desk near an eye-catching wallpaper is a lot more invigorating than staring at a blank wall all day (and, like paint, it can help to establish an office area). Here are some posh papers to consider. Too much commitment? Wall decals can achieve a similar effect.

 

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5. All about the Accessories

Little pops of colour or playful touches can make a big difference to your mindset when you set down to work each day. Choose to keep the area monochromatic – like the orange room below – or employ the whole rainbow for your mini-makeover. After all, when it comes to decorating your WFH space, you are the boss!

One last tip: If you’re bored with your basic desk and chair, give them a paint job, like in the room pictured at the top of this article.

 

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Some text adapted from Home & Decor and The Peak (by Alvin Lim), April 2020 / Additional Reporting: Sara Lyle Bow, May 2020 / Updated by Jashleen Kaur, July 2020

 

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