The Home Office & its Interior Trends | September 2021
Despite 2020 fundamentally altering how businesses and teams function, the ‘Work from Home’ model will likely remain a prevalent part of one’s working structure even into 2021. To elevate the home office experience, we want to embrace the ‘new normal’ and create a comfortable yet pragmatic environment for remote workers. As we predict the interior trends that will gain traction, we share some thoughts on creating the perfect home office setup.
Less is More
The year 2020 impacted every individual’s mental health – with levels of anxiety surging high among people working from home. These months have led to much mental introspection, which has redefined the concept of “necessities.”
One’s home office must demonstrate convenience and warmth while remaining clutter-free and pared-down to its essentials to stay functional. Let hand-picked and minimalistic decorative elements take the spotlight instead of a lot of embellishment. Keep your work area clutter-free to ensure the same for your mind.
The Japandi Vocabulary
The style is likely to become mainstream in 2021. ‘Japandi Style’ combines Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics that exudes an effortlessly minimalist, functional and serene ambience.
With simple, clean-lined geometry, subdued hues, natural materials, and decluttered nooks, a space curated according to this design narrative promotes an optimal remote-working environment.
Design of the Details
The amount of personalisation that an individual introduces to their home office can significantly impact how they perceive the space, especially considering that they spend most of their time here. The fusion of personalized items will add many folds to the ambience. This is where an end-user takes ownership of the space and makes it their own.
Through the addition of curios, collectables, and moments, the home office provides a more experiential feel and look for its users. In the wake of daily video conferences, one can see this as an ideal time to share our curated home office spaces with those on the other end of the camera, sharing our visual experience, especially concerning the backdrop/nooks webcam captures.
Make Room for your Interests
The function of a home office does not have to be limited to carrying out work-related tasks every day. You can let the space open its arms to the user’s interests and hobbies!
Plan your home office to be flexible at its core – the layout, storage, colours, and furniture choices all need to reflect the diverse functions the space may serve. When a home office is versatile, it can easily convert from a functional workspace into a personal retreat in minutes; its flexibility makes a big difference!
Photograph Courtesy: Noughts and Crosses LLP | Andre J Fanthome