By Alexa Garthwaite
If you are lucky enough to work from home, the majority of your working week is most likely spent in your home office. Apart from the obvious perks of this such as flexibility or increased productivity, you are also given the freedom to decorate your working environment as you see fit. Why voluntarily put up with a dull and normal white walled office when you can break the mould and really make it your own? We have put together a collection of 15 of the most extraordinary home offices that are simply oozing with ideas and inspiration.
1. With an almost spherical design, this office has a genius storage solution in the ceiling. Personal touches can be found throughout its dÈcor, and it has a large skylight above the bookcase. We canít help but wonder if the ladder may get in the way at times.
2. This tiny office perches on the edge of a forest, with glass windows on three walls and a cantilevered deck overlooking a stunning tree-laden lake.
Source: CabinZoom.com (another view of the office above)
With such an awe inspiring view its perfect for those with a career in the creative industry, and the overhanging deck is ideal for taking a break and chilling out.
3. This captivating home office cabinet is the ideal solution for those who are pushed for space. Oozing with creativity, itís filled with clever storage solutions and when the doors are closed, no one would ever know it was there.
4. The Tetra Shed is a modular garden office, breaking away from traditional designs and providing a tiny outdoor retreat to get away from it all. Up to 5 Tetra Sheds can be joined to create a larger working space, and can be finished in an array of colours and materials including corten steel, marine plywood, copper and zinc.
5. Keeping with the theme, the Archipod is also a garden office with a desk, top dome window and a double glazed porthole. Apart from looking like something from outer space with its top hinged gull wing door and concealed background mood lighting, the Archipod is surprisingly ergonomic inside, placing the user in the centre of a curved desk. Itís slightly more aesthetically pleasing than the Tetra Shed but comes with a heavy price tag.
6. This is usually the type of image that pops into your head when you think of a modern office. Clean cut, angular surfaces, black and white used excessively and with a splash of colour found throughout.
7. The owner of this home office has gone for a vintage feel, with a simple antiqued desk and retro ornaments sporadically placed around its shelves and surfaces. It has inspiration plastered all over it, with a grungy industrial feel and warm undertones.
8. This example has a more traditional home office décor and its clear the owner wanted the dark wood office furniture to match the already existing beams.
9. Tucked into the corner, this home office has a strong homely feel and is a great retreat when thereís work to be done. Itís important to have a separate working space at home to avoid subconsciously associating the stress and pressure of working life with your beloved abode.
10. The lush greenery placed in this room almost gives the impression that the outside world is bursting through.
11. Complete with zebra skin rug, this quirky office appears to have adopted the age old saying, “A cluttered room is a cluttered mind,” opting for the bare essentials and a mixture of plants to liven it up.
12. The desk placement in this office is perfect, facing large bay windows which illuminate the entire room. The custom shelving makes effective use of an awkward space in the corner.
13. The Nu-Ovo Home Pod by Tissettanta is a mobile pod that creates a ëspace within a spaceí in the home or garden. Despite looking like a giant egg, it allows you to assemble a relaxing retreat wherever you see fit.
14. The two large windows on either side of this office allow light to pour in and has a great rural view. The large wall shelving is a efficient storage solution for dÈcor as well as resources.
15. This home office almost looks like it belongs in a doctor’s surgery due to its clean white surfaces. Although it looks rather plain, it definitely brightens up the room but, but lacks the inspiration shown in the previous examples.
We hope this post has instilled you with inspiration and ideas for your own home office. Do you have a unique or unusual home office? Get involved in the comments.
This post was written by Alexa Garthwaite on behalf of Executive Offices Group. EOG provide a wide range of Virtual Office services such as mail handling, telephone answering and meeting room. You can visit them at ExecutiveOffices.co.uk and follow them on twitter @execoffices .
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