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  • Writer's pictureJoani Stewart

Design a Home Office That You Love

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

Working at home has it’s advantages and it’s disadvantages. It’s nice to be home in your own environment, but it is important to be able to keep your space private and quiet so you are not distracted and can do your work without interruptions or disturbances. Setting up your home office in an extra room is one solution if you have the space. If you don’t have an extra room, you will need to create a space within the confines of other areas.

1. Glass Barn Doors

Barn doors come in all sizes, styles and materials. This home office (pictured below left) is off the master bedroom but by incorporating a glass barn door, you don’t feel closed off and yet you have a sense of privacy when you are working. The barn door gives privacy to the bedroom as well. It’s a win-win.

2. Wood Barn Doors

Barn Doors slide over the closet in this bedroom turned office space. By having the doors slide instead of doors that open, the space is used more efficiently. The wardrobe closet can be designed with shelves and drawers to store files, paper, pens, ink and other office supplies.

3. Comfort is Key

It is important for your well being to work in a space designed for inspiration, efficiency and comfort. Surround yourself with art and books and a comfortable chair (or two). Make sure you have decent lighting for tasks on your desk and for lighting the rest of the room.

DESIGN TREND: Paint Your Emotions

Color plays a large part in influencing your mood. When giving your workspace a fresh lick of paint, consider carefully the emotions you wish to heighten.

DESIGN TIP: Brighten Your World

For those of us who want to feel energized,or wish to increase creativity whilst working, opting for bright, energy-boosting shades is a must.

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