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Designing a Home Office

Working from home is an absolute gift, but just because you can wear pyjamas all day doesn't mean you should. It's really not all that difficult - we're lucky to live in a time when 'athleisure' and 'loungewear' are acceptable chic. Now for the actual work space - even if you don't have a lot of room, or even A room, there are lots of ways to create an environment that you look forward to being in, and that inspires productivity.

That small spaces shouldn't have dark walls is a myth. There's a moodiness about this office and I love the navy, brass, tan color palette. Coupled with a bold rug, it's a great way to define a space.

This is a great way to create an office when you're short on space. Bookshelves that double up as a long desk + built-in storage space. And when you're done for the day, just remove the chairs. 

Even if all you have is a desk and chair to call your own, make them special. Or if, like me, you're obsessed with stationary, get cute desk accessories for all the things that you never use anymore. Like paperclips.

A place to write, pin, and hang stuff that makes you happy, motivates you and makes you think. Chalkboard walls are a great doodle space, and so easy to do. If you don't want the hassle of painting, you can get chalkboard paper that comes with an adhesive backing.

This is definitely the most important one for me - natural light. If you can, stick your desk in the vicinity of a window. And as a bonus, get a plant. It just adds such a lovely vibe, not to mention the extra oxygen. If not a large plant, then think about hardy succulents.

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