Working from home has always been popular with freelancers and small business owners, but more recently, corporate environments are starting to take note too, with many employees being granted more flexibility and the option of working remotely. While it can be difficult to maintain a separation between your professional and personal life in this way, having a designated office area works wonders. Besides, working from a beautiful, clean space is far more inspiring than spending the day with your laptop in bed, and you don’t need all that much to achieve it. We’ve perused our Pinterest boards to round up our favourite ideas that’ll inspire you to create the home office of your dreams.
into the blue
In a modern apartment renovated by Diego Revollo in São Paulo, Brazil, the workspace draws inspiration from the ocean with a bold coat of teal. For added gravitas, a brass IC Light by Michael Anastassiades for Flos perches on the built-in desk.
Doherty Design Studio has brought a sophisticated and modern look to this bungalow in Melbourne, Australia. Curves play a major role in the interiors, the office included, where a dramatically sloping chair and a rotund lamp relax in a comparatively stark environment.
light and bright
On a TV episode of Vtwonen, stylist Marianne Luning combined sleek modernity with cosier elements to create a fresh, comfortable office area. Delicate floral arrangements add pops of colour and round off the interior.
pretty in pink
This all-pink space echoes the ethos ‘go big or go home’. Playful elements keep the atmosphere casual, while the structured way in which everything’s been put together prevents the space from becoming too childish.
Plants add energy to any environment, so if you’re going to spend a lot of time working from home you’ll do well to surround yourself with them. Easily decorate your shelves with a variety of greenery for a fresh, textured look.
Soft colours are great for creating a working space that doesn’t feel too harsh. Here, a clever application of paint adds interest, and the look is anchored by a butcher’s block desk.
This graphic wall covering from Murals Wallpaper is a perfect way to give an otherwise minimal set up the attention it deserves. Simply add the bare essentials and you’ve got a work nook you’ll want to spend loads of time in.
calm and cosy
Swedish interior stylist Pella Hedeby’s home is all about contrast. Her study highlights the pleasing effects of a monochrome palette particularly well. A trestle table provides an arty feel while a fur throw softens the clean-lined furniture.
Now that your office is styled, find inspiration in the gorgeous desk set ups of a few South African creatives, here.