WHAT OFFICE STORAGE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT HABITAT?
When it comes to creating the perfect home office space, it’s vital you consider how to keep things in order. After all, they do say, “tidy desk, tidy mind” - and they can’t all be wrong. When you think about it, it does make sense - could anyone think clearly enough to broker a six-figure deal while surrounded by mountains of paperwork? Plus, this is your business, so appearance is everything - even if your clients never actually get to see it...
To begin, in order to tackle that paperwork, you’ll want to make sure you have the right office accessories. If you tend to research through a lot of books, or receive many industry-related magazines, thenand magazines stands are the way to go. By way of organising all your documents, you might want to invest in a few files, perhaps with letter trays to help keep track of any post you need to reply to, prior to actually filing.
At Habitat we also offer lots of desk accessories, ideal for keeping you organised. The focal point of the room, your desk should represent a mixture of who you are both professionally and personally. You sit there all day, so it makes sense to decorate it with keepsakes and photographs that will bring a smile to your face. We house a number ofthat will help personalise your work surface, from ceramic bowls to animals shapes - the latter may work as intriguing conversational pieces, ideal to break the ice when a new client stops by.
Aside from the usual objects however, there are many ways you can perk up your office via a little imagination. If your desk is placed against the wall, why not erect a shelf above your- this provides extra storage space, yet also works to enhance the whole area. You could paint the shelf in a striking shade, plump for chic brackets, then pop a few coffee-table style books on top. The finished effect serves to add a little character to your working space.
For a way to file magazines that is slightly quirky, why not buy a small ladder, prop it against the wall and drape your favourite articles, or various notebooks, across each rung? If you’re the type of person who tends to have lots of tiny bits of paper milling about, post its and the like, perhaps you’d benefit from a memo board? These don’t have to be uninspiring. Take an old picture frame, add your favourite fabric and conjure up your own. In the same vein, desktop organisers can often be incredibly generic, but you can add your own flair by utilising a few empty jam jars - a unique alternative to plastic pots.
STYLING YOUR HOME OFFICE OR STUDY
When it comes to styling your home office, what you choose to do really depends on the space you have at your disposal. Is your home office incorporated into another room in the house, or do you have a designated room and - ultimately - space to play with?
If it’s the latter, then we highly recommend making a feature of your working area. One way to do this is to really ramp up the wow factor when it comes to the desk. A large, beautifully crafted wooden desk always hits the right note; stylistically it commands attention, while its vast work surface pleases on a practical level. If your office has to discreetly blend into a corner of the dining room, then a table that folds, or a slim, compact study desk are definite solutions in making this work - in every sense of the word.
When it comes to the seating arrangements, comfort is key if you want to stay motivated. A chair on wheels will have you whizzing around your workspace, while many designs will also offer cushion support and optimum flexibility. If your office resides in a dual purpose room, the key is to make sure it doesn’t scream ‘work chair’. Look for options that can work as your desk chair, yet effortlessly work as a dining chair too.
And for those finishing touches, alongside those aforementioned storage accessories, you can’t go wrong with a sleekideal for when you’re burning the midnight oil. Right now, we’ll be burning said oil if we can on offering any further suggestions. When it comes to styling your own space, the potential is endless, options infinite - but we do have a handy blog post on hand, should you need any further
Remember, it’s your home office - if it isn’t inspiring, then your productivity levels will drop. And if that isn’t an excuse to shop, then we really don’t know what is...