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It may be a bit of a challenging time right now, especially if you’ve recently moved your office space into your home. You may be used to uninterrupted creativity and a space to call your own; however, now it is replaced by multiple family members vying for a spot at the dining room table, talking over each other in different Zoom conferences. Whether you’re looking for a temporary solution or a more permanent fix, your home office needs to work, because it it doesn’t work, your career can suffer. When it comes to designing a work space that works for you, we have a few ideas that come to mind.

Creating the ideal office space in your home is possible. Here’s how…

Organize & Declutter

First thing’s first…find a space that works in your home and get organized. Clear out what doesn’t belong and reorganize the space, so that it is functional. Keep the phrase “A place for everything and everything in its place” in mind when you’re organizing your home office, so that it can become a place for you to thrive. No matter if this space is just designed to get you through the foreseeable future or if it’s something you wish to create for the long term, it needs to be functional, and clutter just adds chaos to any space. Try utilizing any storage spaces that you have or even bringing in your own filing system to the space for your paperwork. If possible, try going paperless to cut down on clutter and keep your space environmentally friendly.

A Touch of Nature

Your office space will need to have the essentials: a desk and chair, computer or laptop, printer (if needed), an internet connection and various office essentials, like paper, pens, the list goes on; however, don’t be afraid to add a touch of nature to the space. Plant life has made its way into virtually every room of the home, and your home office should be no different. Adding in a natural touch to this room not only enhances the look of the space, it also increases creativity, boosts mood and even helps to clean the air.

Minimalist Design

Big, bulky furniture and huge bookcases may look superb in a vintage library, but in today’s modern home, minimalism is key. Try not to crowd the space, as this tends to create a heavy feeling and makes productivity decline. Instead, opt for simple furniture and a neutral color palette to keep you inspired while you work.

Home Office Design Ideas

No matter where your home office is in the house or whether it’s a temporary solution or a permanent addition to the home, one of the most important aspects of this space is to limit distractions. This means making it a space that works for you. Other home office design ideas include:

  • Create a clean and bright atmosphere

  • Bring in natural light

  • Add a personal touch

  • Don’t forget about pops of color

  • Have a comfortable space to sit

  • Display artwork and photos

Your office can be as unique as you are, and in these uncertain times, you deserve a space that works perfectly for you. So, when you’re creating the ideal office space in your home, keep these ideas in mind, so that you can embrace your creativity, stay positive and be a valuable member of your work team.

The Gulfstream Homes team can’t wait to help you build the perfect home, complete with the ideal home office! Call (239) 254-1664 or visit to learn more.

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