With a steady increase of people working from home this year and more making the most of the flexible working opportunities, a dedicated work space in your home helps you set aside household distractions and focus on work. Some days, it can be hard to find the motivation to get to work, but we bet you wouldn't mind rolling up your sleeves if your home office looked amazing. Think: ample sunlight, uncluttered surfaces, rejuvenating colours, vibrant textiles and comfortable furniture to work on. This recipe has been used to great effect and may even provide subtle inspiration, for those moments when you’re scratching your head for ideas. Your home office is where you spend a great deal of time each day, whether you've got an entire room or just a tiny corner, you’ll want it to be a beautiful, functional space that you enjoy getting up and going to every day.
Rugs are one of the best and easiest ways to add a rich dose of style to your home office, regardless of its aesthetic. Aside from their standard appeal, they contribute a fresh textural layer, a burst of colour, eye-catching prints, and warmth to a space that would otherwise be lacking. Whatever your circumstances, space constraints or interior style there are ideas aplenty for carving out the perfect rug/desk combination at home. With home office spaces as inviting as these, you won't mind being a little more housebound. Here, we have gathered some of our favourite work-friendly rug/desk decor ideas, that will help you maximise space and creativity.
MINIMALIST WORK SPACE
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One of the design trends that has withstood the test of time is the minimalist interior design approach. Minimalism is characterised by spare, simple decor, with a strictly neutral palette and strategically placed accents of colour throughout. It makes sense and simply goes to show how the minimalist look works with virtually any style.
Keep your desk space clutter-free with functional furniture, clean-lined objects, geometric shapes and watch how inspired you'll be to actually do your work. If you need a cosy and liveable workspace that doesn't look bland and sterile - add a plant, macramé wall hanging or a fabulous centrepiece Persian rug. Layering with woven textiles is a great way to warm up your minimalist design space.
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No extra space to work from home? Odds are that you do - even small space dwellers can have their own designated home office. Just a little creativity, some thoughtful planning and perhaps a bit of elbow grease is all it takes to carve out more room. Interior designers suggest adaptable storage systems that can grow and be altered as your storage needs change.
If your clutter feeds your creativity; don't get rid of it, just conceal it smartly. A hideaway cabinet is a fantastic solution, by day, the doors can be open to provide you with a fully-functioning home office; by night, you shut the doors and hide it all away. Another option is a drop-front desk, which saves space and highlights all the sculptural accoutrements. Using a shelf-come-desk means all of your storage is in arm's reach and your weird, untapped wall also gets a purpose. With these space-saving ideas, you can establish your home office in even the smallest of homes.
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Inspire yourself with primary colours to give your home office a vibrant new look - a little colour goes a long way in a neutral space. If you’re a bit colour-shy, start by incorporating a few bright accents into your colour scheme. Find a brightly-coloured piece of furniture you love and make that the starting point. A Persian or Oriental rug is a fantastic anchor point; they make an instant impact, and the tones from the flamboyant weave can be picked up throughout the room, creating a harmonious whole.
Your formula for a colourful modern office: white lacquer desk, a geometric rug, and sleek lighting. Just enough colour and shape for oomph, and to make it a little more glam and playful, add a splash of bold colour and brass accents.
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Looking to create the Mid-century modern home office of dreams? Whether you loved it the first time around or have fallen for it during its recent revival, this design trend isn’t going anywhere.
For all your mid-century modern motivations, look no further - today, more than ever, the mid-century trend is everywhere. Inspired by the beauty of natural shapes and materials, mid-century design is defined as fresh and contemporary with classic accents. Mid-century pieces are often found at antique fairs and secondhand shops, but if your budget doesn't quite stretch this far, look out for warm wood furniture and light accessories to lift your office space. A stunning Persian rug will anchor elements together, setting the atmosphere - the result is a comfortable, stylish desk to work, with bags of storage and style.
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