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How to decorate your home office

Our in-house design consultants shared their top 10 tips on how to decorate your home office 

1. Keep it minimal: Choose a calming colour scheme and co-ordinate it as much as possible to make your home office feel less cramped. White is a great base colour to start with. Then, you can introduce some colour and style into the space with a select few pieces of furniture that won't make the space feel too cramped.

2. Use furniture wisely: Invest in tall sliding doors to maximise storage space and keep your stationery and mounds of paperwork out of sight when you log off for the day. Opt for materials that reflect light and make the space look larger than it actually is.

3. Choose a statement piece: Inject the room with a bit of you by including one statement piece into your office, such as an unusual chair or an eye-catching accessory that the rest of the room can revolve around.

4. Use dividers: If your home office is also a bedroom, for example, a shelving unit will work well as a room divider to separate the desk area from the rest of the room.

5. Be storage savvy: A well-planned storage system for your office is an absolute must.

6. Conceal it: Aneliese, one of our in-house design consultants champions utilising every nook and cranny in a loft to maximise the space available. One of her favourite space-saving solutions is installing cupboards in the eaves space that double as a desk and designating one of these cupboards as a space to tuck your office chair into.

7. Inject some colour: If you are a creative person and need colour to help you find inspiration for your work, try using one main shade then introducing two to three accent shades to create an oasis that fuels your creative instincts.

8. Light up the room: If your home office is also used as a bedroom, ensure that the work space is bright enough for you to be able to work at your peak. If it’s in the loft, skylights, which let natural light flow into the room, create the perfect work environment and will help you reduce your energy bills.

9. Invest in a comfy office chair: This is an absolute must, especially if you work from home. We’ve all had to endure the pain as a result of sitting in chairs that were set at the wrong height or which didn’t have enough lumbar support. 

10. Own the space: This is particularly important if your home office doubles as the living room or dining room. Deck your home office out with everything that you could possibly need to work productively. Having items such as stationery, calendars and snacks at hand will prevent you from leaving your office and getting distracted. 

Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.

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