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Thanks to improved technology and current global events, more Americans than ever before are working from home. While there is nothing wrong with using your dining room table or kitchen counter as a make-shift workspace, having a home office could boost your productivity significantly. When setting up your home office, it is important to make it as inviting and comfortable as possible. This year, there is once again a range of design trends that not only focus on making your at-home work visually pleasing, but functional and conducive to increased productivity as well.
Minimalist décor is a hit
When it comes to interior design, it is very easy to go completely overboard as far as furniture, paint, flooring, and decorative items are concerned. Top interior decorators at J Fisher Interior Design emphasize that ‘less is more’ when it comes to both home and commercial design. Although trendy and cute design elements may have a certain appeal, a simple, minimalistic look free of clutter definitely has a more timeless appeal. Attempt to make your home office an inspirational space by selecting a few quality pieces of furniture and adding some personal touches through framed photographs, wall art and even indoor plants.
Choose a unique color scheme
As you think about the best color scheme for your home office, it is a good idea to choose colors that will inspire you. Rich, dark colors that are reminiscent of nineteenth-century libraries and home studies are particularly popular this year. Although every year sees new color palettes deemed trendy, there is no rulebook that states what color scheme you should incorporate into your home office. Various shades of blue are known to have a calming effect which can boost productivity while yellows stimulate emotion, making it the perfect color for individuals working in a creative industry.
Sustainable furniture is becoming increasingly popular
One of the most popular design trends of the last couple of years revolves around sustainable furniture and other design elements. Sustainable design has become especially popular in spaces where we spend a lot of time, such as our home offices. Some of the easiest ways to incorporate sustainable features into your home office are to make use of natural fibers such as linen, wooden furniture (bonus points if it is repurposed), and plenty of natural light. You can also make use of sustainable paint, eco-friendly flooring solutions and decorative items made from recycled material to make your home office increasingly sustainable.
An increasing number of Americans are choosing to work from home. By creating a beautiful yet practical workspace for yourself you will undoubtedly see your productivity soar.