With remote work increasingly becoming the norm, having a home office that inspires productivity and reflects personal style is more important than ever.
Transforming a home office into an efficient and elegant space requires a blend of functionality, comfort, and personal aesthetic. Today, we’ll explore how to create a workspace that not only caters to your work needs but is also an extension of your style.
Above: Sen Cabinet by Potocco
Maximising Space and Functionality in Your Home Office
The key to a productive home office is maximising the available space without sacrificing functionality. Start by assessing the space you have and plan the layout strategically.
Above: Otway Shelving Unit in Natural Oak finish and Mangrove (Green) Powdercoat by Kett
Use vertical space for shelving to keep important documents within reach but out of the way. Opt for multifunctional furniture, such as a desk with built-in storage or a bookshelf that doubles as a room divider. A clutter-free and well-organised space paves the way for a clear mind and enhanced focus.
Above: Otway Shelving Unit by Kett
If you are looking for something more customisable, Frame Office, designed by Justin Hutchinson, offers a flexible solution for custom joinery that is highly functional.
Designed and made in Australia, Frame Office allows you to create your own office space in any area of the home using as few as three of its 60cm panels, which include shelving, desk and linen pinboard.
Above: Frame Office by Kett
If working with a larger area, Frame Office enables you to add additional shelving, cupboards, drawers, and even a secondary desk if desired, truly allowing you to create the perfect space with one system.
Above: Frame Office (Shelving) by Kett
The Frame Office lookbook available showcases 14 example configurations that demonstrate a wide range of possibilities when it comes to materiality, colour schemes, size and layouts.
For assistance finding the perfect pieces for your home office, consider booking an appointment with our expert design team.
Choosing a Colour Palette and Materials for a personalised look
The colour palette and materials you choose play a significant role in setting the tone of your home office. Neutral colours like whites, greys, and beiges create a serene and distraction-free environment, while bolder hues can add a dynamic and energising feel to the space.
Upholstery options and materials also contribute to the overall aesthetic; for instance, a glass-top desk can lend a modern, sleek look, while timber furniture, such as the Aire desk, can introduce warmth and a sense of nature. Balancing these elements is key to creating a home office that is both aesthetically pleasing and conducive to productivity.
Above: Kett Indoor Upholstery Options from their range "Mountain'.
An Office Chair for Comfort and Productivity
Comfort in a home office is non-negotiable and investing in a quality chair that supports proper posture is crucial for long hours of work. Consider the Velis, whose curved backrest and airy, lateral openings provide superb ventilation and comfort.
Above: Velis Office Chair by Potocco
Incorporating Personal Style with Designer Accessories
Your home office should be a continuation of your house’s style. Designer accessories can add a touch of sophistication and uniqueness to your workspace. A statement lamp such as the Plume is an ideal way to express your aesthetic functionally.
Above: Plume by Rakumba in the finish 'Gold'.
Whether it’s a statement lamp, designer stationery or a pot for adding some lush statement plants, designing a room with visually pleasing and functional elements will make the space feel more inviting and enjoyable to work in.
Above: 'FG' hand made clay pot by Atelier Vierkant.
Bringing Design to Your Home Office
Creating a productive and aesthetically beautiful home office is about finding the right balance between form and function. By efficiently using space, choosing the right colour palette and materials, investing in the right furniture, and incorporating personal style with accessories, you can create a workspace that not only meets your professional needs but also resonates with your aesthetic.
Above: Velis Pivoting Armchair by Potocco, a comfortable side chair great for creating a cosy nook in your home office.
If you require interior advice, speak to one of our knowledgeable staff about a complimentary design consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the right layout for a home office?
The right layout will depend on how many people share the space, whether the work is individually focused or collaborative. Consider how much storage you may need, and preferences for open versus closed display options. Get in touch with our team to book a consultation to design a space that's just right for you.
How do I choose the right furniture for my home office?
Focus on a blend of style and practicality. Select a desk that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional for your work, ensuring it fits well with your room's decor and offers adequate size and storage. Prioritise comfort, alongside a style that complements your home's overall theme, be it mid-century, traditional, or contemporary. The ideal furniture should enhance your office's appearance while fostering productivity and comfort.