Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Modern home offices

Organised home office

Stop admin, gift wrapping and craftwork encroaching on the rest of your home by creating a purpose-built station – under the stairs or in an alcove, say.


Home office with artwork

Striking art positioned above your desk will instantly give your home office presence. Black furniture set against white walls creates a feeling of minimal modernism.


Striped home office

Create a relaxed look by hand-painting stripes with visible brush strokes so they don't become too formal. To achieve equally spaced stripes, draw vertical lines in pencil, then use the width of your brush as a guide.


Zingy home office

Give your home office a brilliantly bright update with zesty orange walls. Keep it chic by using a paler tone on one wall but choosing a neutral for the others and teaming it with a pale carpet. Sophisticated dark wood furniture works best in this scheme, as do chocolate-brown accessories.


White home office

Create a chic home office with light, bright white walls, furniture and accessories. A sleek desk makes an inspiring workplace, with an Anglepoise lamp for versatile lighting. In the background, a classic diamond chair provides a relaxing spot to get away from paperwork.


Oriental-style home office

This home office uses a wall panel covered in a bold Oriental-style patterned fabric to create a focal point behind a contemporary metal desk. Accessories including the seat of the chair, files and books pick up the same shade. 


Colourful home office

This office area is the perfect environment for the whole family to either work or play. A two-tier desk is teamed with adjustable chairs which can be raised for children and lowered for adults. The fresh lime-green walls and bold printed curtain fabric keep the look bright.

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