As more of us are now working from home, a stylish yet functional space may be just what you need to find that Monday motivation. By sharing some of our favourite home office spaces, we aim to boost your creativity and bring positive vibes to your home as well as lots of simple ideas and tips to help you choose the right wall art for a space that not only feels productive and inspiring, but that looks good too.
Get set up with a dedicated space
Having a dedicated space for work will help to give structure and strike the right balance between work and home life. If you have an extra room to turn into an office space where you can shut the door and leave the working week behind - perfect!
If you don’t, not to worry... Get creative and turn an alcove, space under the stairs or the corner of a bedroom or living room into a mini work station, still providing a separate area to get you in the zone. Hanging a couple of pieces of art one above the other could help to mark out your space, our wall art sets make it easy to choose the perfect pair and could be just the thing.
Prints: Boho Desert Wall Art Set
Tidy desk, tidy mind.
Clutter and mess can be a distraction, an excuse to procrastinate . . . A tidy desk will enable you to focus on the task at hand. The quicker you get the work done, the quicker you can relax! Creating space on your desk allows you to work more freely, so try storing items in natural woven baskets for a bohemian vibe, or use industrial style metal trays and shelves.
Artwork which is simple in design will also give a clean look, adding interest without creating a distraction. Modern flower line art or abstract and geometric prints to keep your mind clear and focused.
Print: Move Mountains Abstract Art
Let the light in
Make the most of being away from a dull office with harsh, artificial lighting. Natural light makes a huge difference to your mood and motivation, and helps you feel connected to nature and the outside world. So if you can, set your workspace up near a window or in a light and airy room. To bring the feeling of the outdoors to your walls beach and coastal art framed in white works really well with a light and fresh interior.
Prints: Flower Line Art - Summer Dreaming Ocean Print
Colour is key
Colour can be used very effectively within a work space, as different hues affect our mood in different ways, so it’s important to consider how you want to feel throughout the working day, as well as what you find the most aesthetically pleasing. Pinks and blues are thought to be calming and help you to feel focused, whilst greens can relieve stress bringing in a natural feel of the outdoors. In contrast oranges and yellows will give energy and enthusiasm!
Whilst you may not want to fully commit and reach for the paintbrush, using wall art to add pops of colour to a neutral scheme will give the same affects. Abstract floral prints in soft pinks and deep shades of blue will create a soothing atmosphere, or try bright mustard yellow abstract art to give you creative energy and a natural boost!
Prints: Mustard Yellow Abstract Wall Art Set
Plants, plants and more plants
Surrounding yourself with beautiful plants and greenery can help to reduce stress and increase productivity, ideal when working from home. Whether it’s a small potted cactus for the desk, trailing leaves from a hanging plant, or large tropical palms to admire from across the room, not only will they look lush but you will reap the benefits.
If you’re short on desk or floor space, hang plants on the wall! Looking at botanical wall art can also help to destress and set you in the right mood for a productive day ahead. For tropical vibes fill the room with Monstera and Banana leaf prints, or calm things down with a Lotus Mandala or Eucalyptus plant pot print.
Print: Lotus Mandala Print
A real plus to having office space at home is that you can make it personal, add little touches here and there that you know will bring a smile to your face and keep you going when you hit that mid afternoon lull.
Tell a story with a family photo or a print of your favourite quote, or go for beach and coastal wall art as a perfect reminder of an epic adventure if you're in search of a little escapism.