If you work from home these days, you’ve got plenty of company. According to a recent survey by Telework Research Network, 2.8 million Americans work from home full-time while another 20-30 million do so at least one-two times per week. Whether your home office is a desk in the kitchen corner or a full room in the house, now’s the time to transform it into a space that will inspire, motivate and making working from home a stylish experience like none other. To get you started, here are our top 10 ways to do exactly that:
1-Get a multi-functional desk. Inspired by a European antique, the Whitley desk can also serve as a dining or sofa table so it’s ideal for small homes or apartments. Two deep drawers with reeded pulls conceal your laptop and paperwork.
3–Hit the Wall. This modular Daily System is suspended from wall-mounted stainless steel rods so it can be easily customized and moved around according to your project work. It also comes in an espresso stain finish to look less industrial and blend in with surrounding furniture.
5–Add a Touch of Whimsy. Dachschund bookends give cheeky nod to those days that go to the dogs.
6–Lighten Up. Ralph Lauren’s Zebra leather-wrapped lamp delivers what every desk needs–a sturdy source of illumination that’s anything but light on style.
7–Be Pencil Perfect. The Colored Pencils and Brass Holder keeps writing utensils within reach (and out of the junk drawer) while adding a cool modernist architectural element to the desk.
8–Deliver a Subliminal Message. Let the Whatever wall clock say what you can’t (and shouldn’t!) when your workday goes haywire.
9–Wake up the Walls. These Folk Art Game Boards are 19th century reproductions filled with history and character. They also add graphic punch and infuse a playful spirit into the room.
10–Floor It. Now there’s no need to sacrifice durability for style in a home office. Our Adura Vibe luxe vinyl flooring (Graphite, Cocoa and Flax shown here) delivers the look of a textile and because it’s hard-surfacing flooring, Vibe is easy to keep clean and maintain—a plus in any room, especially a home office.
Another smart pick is Adura Plank Timber Ridge luxe vinyl flooring (“Sundown” shown here) looks like wood but, like all Adura flooring, is easy care and sturdy enough to hold up to desk chairs that roll back and forth across it.