How To Create The Perfect Home Office


This post was sponsored by Amtico

When considering a career that allows you to work from home such as; freelance photography or interior design, it's really important you keep in mind that this kind of gig... can not only be a blessing, but also be a curse. On one hand you won't have to worry anymore about making the daily commute to your 9-5 job in the office, you can designate your own hours and in general just enjoy the freedom of being your own boss and being able to work from the comfort of your own home, at your own desk, in your own workspace.

However... you now have to worry about distractions, distractions that may pull you away from your main source of income and hinder progress that you realistically should be making this afternoon - it's no longer the ideal situation, because the procrastination train could roll in at any moment. Never worry though, this girl curated a post on '3 Realistic Ways To Get Your Mojo Back' - so if you do fall into the that trap and find a recurring theme of procrastination, then please feel free to have a read, it might just help.

Rambling over. This is where my post on 'How To Create The Perfect Home Office' becomes relevant, becomes relatable. I know what it's like to work from home and how important it is to create a practical and distraction free workspace, I mean... nobody really wants to work from a cluttered desk, in a box room with magnolia walls, it just won't inspire you to get shit done, so that's why I'm discussing;

How To Create The Perfect Home Office

1. Designate Your Home Office -
When you're thinking about how to create the perfect home office, it's essential that you consider the location. Ask yourself those all important questions such as; do I work best where it's quiet and isolated, or do I work best where my home has constant footfall? If you plan on having meetings or clients visit, then I would personally recommend that you utilize a quiet space, away from it all. It's absolutely vital that you designate your home office and stick with that location. You can't have paperwork sitting on your kitchen table, because that's not where it belongs.

Use a space that has a view, position your desk near a window or if you have room to do so... hang inspirational prints, artwork or photographs to create a warmer, more inclusive space. This way you won't just have to stare blankly at your word document, you can draw inspiration from what's around you.


2. Design Your Home Office - 
Now that you have designated your home office, it's time you started designing and decorating this space. Firstly; consider the colour scheme. I opted for whites, greys, blacks and yellows to reflect my personal style, however added small touches such as a potted plant and a vintage Conway camera. Another great way to add colour could be via a notebook or diary, leave them in plain sight.

Don't forget when designing your home office, it's also important that you look at the right flooring for this space. It needs to be suitable to your needs, but also to your style; this is why I use Amtico for flooring inspiration and advice. Amtico are a luxury vinyl and floor tiling company situated in the United Kingdom - they specialize in creating design-driven, innovative and luxurious flooring for your home and your office (perfect if you want to spruce things up). When decorating my room, I opted for oak flooring because I find wood has a warm appeal to it. It's also something that we have used throughout our home; in our kitchen, in our floors and in our dining room table. If you're thinking of adding tiles to your hallway; then I recommend you have a look at the Amtico Instagram page, I'm currently loving patterns.

When designing your home office, remember to let natural light in. Dress your windows with roman blinds and ditch those dark and dreary drapes. Be spunky and create your own light with small lamps or fairy lights - all of which are easily moved around.

3. Personalize Your Home Office - 
By now you will have designated and designed your home office, so it's time to personalize. Make it comfortable; choose accents that tie in with the rest of your home. Let your personality show by hanging inspiring quotes, artwork, prints or photographs that reflect your style. You could even pepper your room with office accessories such as a copper bin, a wire tray for documents and paperwork, a scented candle or flowers.

Invest in high quality furniture, especially a chair as this is where your bum will be on a daily basis - you want to be able to work, without the backache. Be conscientious with your decisions but have fun with it. Be bold and add colour, textiles and an array of fabrics. Pinterest is the perfect place for office inspiration - you can follow my board on Interior Design to begin with.

Do you work from home? Do you have any advice for someone who does?

8 comments

  1. Love this post, thank you. So many great tips and ideas.
    Your photos are gorgeous 💕
    Clem x
    www.clemloves.co.uk

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    1. I'm so pleased you liked it Clem! Thank you so much x

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  2. I would love to have a home office but our spare room is now the baby’s room so my office is now “an iPad on the sofa” job. This does mean that I do sometimes get distracted when daytime tv is on though. Fantastic tips though :) xx

    Denise | The Life of Dee

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    1. I love having a designated space, but equally I love to take my work outside, especially on days like this! I have to keep the tv off when I'm trying to get things done, because I know I'll just get sidetracked by Hollyoaks haha! x

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  3. A lovely post! I would love to have a home office. These are brilliant tips for anyone who can have one X

    Elise // elssthinks.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Elise! I'm really pleased you think so x

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  4. My husband works from home so he always has a room as his office. He decorates it the way he wants because it's his work place. Great tips here, Rebecca.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think it's great when you can have a room to yourself, especially one that you will be working in regularly! Thank you Shireen x

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