While 2020 caused many to adjust to new working norms, particularly the work from home situation, 2021 has allowed us to embrace this new way of life, creating and designing a space that allows us to balance work, life, and kids all under the same roof.
Over the past few months, we have seen a huge spike in homeowners turning their spare bedrooms into home offices filled with creativity and balance. Given that the work from home trend has become the standard norm, this home renovation project is one that is not only fun and exciting but almost rather necessary.
So, if you’re looking to transform your workspace into a beautiful home office, then here are some of the key trends that should be top of mind.
Professional Backdrops that Add Confidence
So long are the days for blurring your background on a Zoom call or turning off your camera for Microsoft Teams. When redesigning your home office many are thinking about design in a functional way that gives them the confidence to perform as they would in an office setting. A big part of this is the backdrop!
For best results, try adding pops of colour to the wall behind you either by painting it a trending colour or by adding simple yet aesthetically pleasing art that catches the eye. A small project that can easily be done over the weekend, you’d be surprised by how your confidence soars when you're no longer worried about what your colleagues can see behind you on Zoom.
Keep it Fresh and Inspiring
It’s time to bring the house plants into the office! Not only does a little bit of greenery add a pop of colour and style, but, there are quite a few studies that highlight the benefits of having plants in the workspace.
Creativity, productivity, inspiration, and a fresh state of mind are just a few of the benefits that are named. We recommend taking a trip to your local greenhouse and finding plants that match your style (and your green thumb!) that can easily add that extra oomph and freshness to your space.
Colour Me Happy!
It’s time to finally create the office that you’ve always wanted, which means adding in the colours and designs that inspire you. A growing trend we’ve seen is pops of colour (and different textures) throughout home offices. No longer are homeowners bound to the standard greys, whites, and beiges that have typically been the office colour go-to's. Instead, pink chairs, green walls, and bright blue decorative figures are becoming the norm.
To create an office space that speaks to you, be sure to pick a colour that matches your style and try adding it as pops of colour throughout the space. But don’t just stick to using it for your walls or decorative pieces, trying adding in colour via furniture as well.
With work from home being the new norm and way of life, it’s only right to create a space that is dedicated to inspiring you throughout your workday! With these fun, personalized and fresh trends, any workspace will easily be transformed, becoming one of your favourite rooms at home.