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How Can I Make My Home Office More Inviting?
It may be a common occurrence that you welcome clients to your home office. If you do, you’ll be keen to make the right impression. And that means a stylish home office that is comfortable but practical and functional too.
Do you have different textures in your home office?
In our pursuit to have a functional office, we can make it too stark and clinical. Adding texture with soft furnishings is a great way to soften the edges and add depth to the room.
You can do this in numerous ways;
- If you have room add an upholstered sofa or a leather one
- If not, why not consider adding two small armchairs to your home office
- If space is very tight, adding an office rug is a great way of adding texture as well as colour
- Consider window blinds too for adding colour as well as shade to the room
What decorative objects would you add to your home office?
On one hand, you want your office to look professional but that doesn’t mean you can’t have decorative items that can be talking points for you and your client.
For example, consider adding;
- Sculptural pieces add height and definition to a room. If you opt for fitted shelving, taller sculptural pieces make a fantastic addition.
- Artwork or a picture gallery on one wall of the office also adds depth and detail to a room. Take your time to understand how to hang wall art correctly so you get the right effect.
Should you add personal pictures to your home office if you meet clients there?
This is a hard one and comes down to personal preference as well as the type of business you are in. Some clients find the addition of personal items in a workspace a nice touch but in some situations, it can make people feel uncomfortable. Pictures and personal keepsakes can always be hidden from view, if needed, for a short time.
How well organised in your home office?
Your clients will arrive with certain expectations and one being that your home office will be tidy, at least! The difficulty is, is that this space is your personal space but you still need the balance of presenting a professional image. And that means investing in the right storage solutions for your home office.
Consider solutions such as plenty of drawer space, as well as cupboards including floor to ceiling cupboards that are perfect for hiding a myriad of clutter behind closed doors! Boxes and baskets are also great for storing things quickly.
How should office furniture be arranged?
If you are creating a meeting area for clients, you’ll need to consider adding chairs, as well as a coffee table or a nest of tables. Effectively, to create an area that looks welcoming, you need to frame it and that means connecting things together in that space. Start with a rug and then place the chairs on or at the edge of the rug. Add a coffee table in the middle to pull it together and there you have it – an informal seating area for meeting your clients.