Working from home can be everyone’s dream…and everyone’s nightmare. I still debate the concept with myself today. After I had my kid’s over 10 years ago, I began to work again, from home. With two kids under 3 years old it wasn’t the break I was looking for when I thought of “going back to work”. I decided while building my business, it would be great to work for another designer, in a really cool office space, that got me out of the house, doing what I considered important. Then my own business started to grow. I would come home from the cool office, to be with my kids, put them to bed, and work into the wee hours of the night. I was exhausted. I decided to work from home again full time. After this yo-yo diet of job considerations, I finally moved my own business out of the house. I was relieved to separate my home and work life. Now that my kids are out of the house and in school, I set up my “home office” for when I want to work from home and not go into my office. Dreary alone, I realized color and organized color is the way to perk up the spirits when you’re dabbling in tons of paperwork and sitting at a computer all day. A single hot pink wall did the trick in my tiny corner. I’m there now, writing this from home…still in my PJ’s. Guess there’s a pleasant dream of having a home office. I can take a nap when I’m done.
See these other dreamy, colorful home office and desk designs that you can use to feel that sliver of “isn’t this cool” moment when you grasp the fact; working from home isn’t such a bad idea. Enjoy!
Whether fuchsia pink, robin’s egg blue or sunset yellow…any one color on a dominant wall can help set the stage for a home office. This tranquil wall above, with the framed art taking over, creates a defined space that makes you feel important. Take the moment. Your kid is waking up from their nap soon.
Suzy León HGTV
Sometimes we’re stuck and have no choice in our space but to either set up a desk in our bedrooms (caution to the wind…this only works if you have no paper trail and only use a laptop) or right nearby in what we used to consider a closet. These necessary evils can work if you can really keep it neat in the bedroom (which should always be a peaceful place) or if you can truly give up an entire coat closet. Typical in urban apartments, a “closet office” works very well since you can shut the door to your mess when you are done for the day. Just still keep it fun and pull up a colorful chair when working as above.
Yes, that’s a changing table right next to that very well organized home office. One of you will have to move from that space eventually so I like how it is functional now for both you & baby, yet if you get booted, the shelves & desk space will be perfect for your brilliant kid to do homework.
For those a bit nervous to just go for the color…you can still do it in small waves. This elegant set up does have that friendly whisper of a pink painted in the back wall of the bookshelves. Love the center inspiration board area for photos and reminders, plus the simplicity of the sleek, mod glass desk.
Just love the fact that this home office is built right in to its own little corner. Probably a whole other topic the built-in, but here we can still add hints of color with file organizers and storage boxes. Maybe there is a brilliant purple chandelier hanging nearby…that would be cool.
Have you done any recent home office projects? Would love to see them! We’re thinking of adding a page for DesignEyez friends to share their projects-so let us know if you like that idea!
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