The number of people telecommuting in the U.S. has increased 115% between 2005 and 2015. Today, 9 million U.S. employees work from home at least half of the time. If you are one of these people, you can’t underestimate the importance of having a nice-looking office space to get down to work in. You should be setting up shop in an area that is functional, personalized, and makes you feel good every day.
Need a little inspiration for designing your work space? Check out some of our favorites below:
1. Going Green
We love the simple, clean, and alive vibe of a modern desk space with greenery. If you can’t be outdoors, bring the outdoors inside!
2. Warm, Cozy, and Clean
Bright neutrals mixed with warm wood tones render a positive and productive environment—setting the stage for the perfect work space.
3. Oh So Shelf-ish
Utilizing shelving for books and art pieces can prevent a room from feeling cluttered and allow for maximum functionality.
4. Eclectically Modern
These futuristic, clean styles make for inspiring work spaces. Modernism keeps the door open for possibilities and innovation. Stay inspired!
5. Brick on Brick on Brick
Brick has a way of immediately adding a “cool” factor. You can’t go wrong with a trendy yet classic brick look—ask your local hipster.
6. Modern Farmhouse
A modern room saturated in cowhide makes such a statement! It’s inviting and boldly powerful. The sign on the door would undoubtedly read: Strong Work Ethic Only!
7. Small Spaces
Living in a city and/or a small home can make procuring a work space seem impossible. Don’t be discouraged! The smallest of areas can be more functional than you’d imagine, and yield the greatest use.
8. Celebrity Office Space: Who Did It Better?
Jennifer Aniston (left) and Gwyneth Paltrow (right) have amazing work zones! Because hiring a designer can be expensive, we love to use these images for inspiration and design strategy.
9. Country Farmhouse
Country living creates such a distinct and adorned style. Whether you are actually in the country or in a suburb, wood textures and rustic pieces never go out of style!
10. Masculine Zone
Calling all men! Darker hues mixed with leathers and wood are an easy and effective way to create a “no girls allowed” workspace.