Working from home has become the new normal for many Southern Californians, and to meet this ever-growing need for private home workspaces, Brookfield Residential SoCal is designing flexible spaces that will inspire both creativity and productivity. Whether it’s the extra bedroom or loft area in your new home, the office should be a place that reflects your personal style as well as your business style. Our design tips will help you create a home office that meets all your needs.
Choose your aesthetic. An office with a more traditional feel can include darker woods, closed shelving and high-back armchairs. Accenting with classic artwork and window treatments will give it a look that is inviting with a touch of formal elegance.
For a casual approach, natural woods and neutral colors will keep the space bright while also allowing for a variety of décor elements. Open shelving creates a space to display eye-catching items without closing off the room. Pro tip: consider adding a splash of color or pattern with a statement wall behind the desk.
A home office can also be used for those doing homework. Turn your loft area into a quiet place of refuge for school-aged kids with nightly assignments. Having space dedicated to schoolwork can keep concentration high and distractions at a minimum – an advantage for kids and parents alike!
Finally, keep in mind that a home office doesn’t have to mean all work all the time. Breaks are necessary no matter where you’re working. Having a comfortable sitting area in your office is a great opportunity to recharge without losing focus.
Come visit the Brookfield Residential communities in Southern California and find the home that will let you design your perfect new home office.