While working from home has become a necessary normal over the past year, for many of us, it’s likely to impact our lives going forward, too. So how do we make our WFH spaces as inspiring, motivating and focus-driven as possible? From minimizing the office aesthetic to adding creative stimulation, we share our views today.
Approach your WFH space as you would the rest of your home
Your design approach to a home office is should be the same as the entire house. With that, it maintain a certain flow throughout the whole home. It should speak your visual language and evoke personality. Of course, not all of us have the luxury of a dedicated room for a home office, but these constraints create an innovative design challenge and push us all to think out of the box. Take the time to study what you love about the room, then figure out where you can designate your ‘official’ workplace.
Forget perfection and strip back
Approach the work office with a ‘work-in-progress’ mindset and remove the notion of perfection. Instead, tap into your own creative sensibility and cultivate your inner vision. It doesn’t have to be a ‘perfect’ home office – in fact the notion of perfection can limit your design potential. The key is to find somewhere with good natural light to increase productivity and with enough space to accomplish your tasks. Start of with a "less is more" approach, and slowly include things that you find suitable for your home office. Stripping things back to simplify your space and including only the pieces that bring you joy or add purpose is an essential part of the design process. Take time to improvise rather than "perfecting" the work space at the first try.