Many people resign themselves to a study or home office with little or no personality let alone inspiration. But, why?! This is the ONE area in your home where your family hibernate for endless hours of work, study or reading. To leave it as an afterthought is a recipe for disaster. Everyone's time is precious and it's important to create a personal hub of inspiration and productivity, because a comforting and engaging interior will encourage your mood and allow those hours of study and hibernation to be used wisely.
A welcome burst of light is crucial to keeping alert and focused so don't drown this glimmer of the outside world with imposing window drapes. By hanging soft linens like Finlay or light floral patterns such as Charterhouse this will allow a billowing wind to enter and you can sit back feeling fresh as a daisy for longer than than you might expect.
As much as we all love working really hard for hours on end (did that sound believable?) it's essential to recharge the batteries and have a little break from time to time. A bespoke upholstered armchair in the corner of the room is an ideal retreat to remove yourself from work and indulge in fifteen minute of reflection. Make sure you choose an upholstery fabric you really love for this little slice of heaven...making all those desk hours slightly more bearable. Simply totter over and put the feet up, think about what you've just worked on and have a raid of that secret stash of biscuits.
If your a self made blogger working from home then the home office should most certainly be a haven for all things creative and inspiring. Why not have a little fun with the designs, you're the boss after all! Whether its the zesty colours of Rocco or the calm reflective colours of Finlay there's a Prestigious Textiles Collection to suit all personalities and did we mention the hanging office chair? What a great idea. Simply compliment with some feather filled cushions and you may never leave the office again! Yes, we'll take two please!
How can you achieve the complete designer look with some last minute finishing touches? Easy. It's important to tie your whole interior together by creatively complimenting your fabrics and fixtures. We promise it's the last hurdle in this transformation to becoming your beautiful yet energising study hub! Firstly, we recommend putting use to that extra Prestigious Textiles fabric by having oversized cushions made, jazzing up the windows with roman blinds or accessorising with a nice matching throw on your beloved armchair in the corner. Little touches like a gold vase to match your gold photo frame or a coordinating upholstered footstool will work wonders in creating this interior designers dream!
Now our last and final tip is for homes that have more than one person using this home office or study at the same time. Rather than admitting defeat and building an extra room just to avoid getting distracted by their keyboard clicking we love the idea of an upholstered screen between the desks, as can be seen in the Atrium Collection below. With a fabric screen it will absorb some of the sound, compliment your other fabrics from the Collection, can be put away when not required and, well, looks gorgeous!
Best of luck with your project!