6 home design tips suitable for any space
If you are in a position to believe that the state of your desk directly reflects your working mindset, then organizing your office is probably a top priority as you start the New Year. As a reformed desk clutter fan, I can attest: an organized workspace makes it easy to switch to getting things done whether you’re in the office or not. at home. For ideas on how to thoughtfully clean up clutter and home office design tips to keep spirits high, we turned to designer Cailey Damron.
The owner of the serene space above (scroll down to shop for the room!), Damron offers her best advice on workspace organization — even one with limited square footage. regime — boosts productivity and helps you stay focused. And, given the evolving nature of office culture as of 2020, the designer shares her thoughts on the top home office trends.
Read on for Home Office Organizational Trends, Tips, and Insights from Cailey Damron.
How home offices are shaping design trends
The pandemic has completely changed the way families live and work. For example, parents who work from home now need designated space so they can make calls to work without being disturbed. Many families have converted bedrooms, garages, and more into their home offices to meet this need. With that being said, I’d say a growing trend is the shift away from completely open living spaces — closing some rooms to create privacy when needed.
Design for productivity
I always recommend having natural light in your home office to help you stay awake and improve your mood throughout the day. Another productivity problem (which I feel guilty for not always sticking to) is keeping a tidy desk.
The best way to start cutting clutter
Start with closed cabinets all the way! Whether it’s built-in floor-to-ceiling drawers or IKEA storage drawers, make sure to factor in more storage than you anticipate as you’ll likely accumulate more over the years.
*Buy Damron’s IKEA cabinets here.
An object that every home office needs
Some of my favorite office objects are the ones that inspire me to keep creating. It could be a meaningful note from my husband, a crystal from a previous boss, or something natural. I encourage those who design their home offices to incorporate some personal items that will help you feel supported and centered throughout your long workdays.
How to design an office for a small space
People have been very creative during this pandemic with their home offices. Some of my favorite small space offices I’ve seen include a wardrobe convertible and a sofa-back console converted into a desk. Where there is will and creativity, there is a way to turn a small space into a home office.
The perfect, multi-layered home office
When it comes to materials for a client’s home office, I always like to incorporate natural materials like a marble or wood countertop, a natural wool rug under their desk, or a piece of furniture. cozy leather seats.