Take a look at our simple style guide for the ultimate office makeover... read more
Your office isnâ€™t just a place where you shut yourself away to get work done, bills paid and emails answered, it is also a place of sanctuary. Somewhere where you can let your creative juices flow, plan new projects, and get dates in the diary.
You want to walk into your office and love what you see, you want a space that will inspire you and comfort you at the same time. So with this in mind, we thought it was only fair to put together a little style guide with a few key pieces that we think would help create the ideal office space, whether it be at home or at work.
Furniture is everything when it comes to your office. The kind of furniture you opt for will speak volumes and set the tone straight away. You want to make sure that you have enough storage to keep all your bits and bobs so picking a few pieces from a range is always a good option.
Our Garratt range would be perfect for a more traditional look. Available in dark chestnut and honey, it is stained to enhance the natural wood features, grain and colour variation. With its antiqued brass effect handles and knobs it will more than likely suit most homes.
If you want an ultra feminine girly room, our Provencal furniture is the choice for you. Its French country style constructed by skilled craftsmanship and finished by hand will look fab as a collection or as individual pieces.
Donâ€™t just let the furniture do all the work, you need to ensure you have a colour scheme that will work throughout and this starts with paints and wallpapers.
To keep your mind stimulated and creative, bright and bold colours will work wonders always keeping you switched on. Our Floral Heritage and Cool Blue collections will be your go-to collections for some inspiration. Try a bright grapefruit and mango colour for your walls. If that is too bold introduce pops of colours through patterns and motifs. Go for a bold stripe or floral pattern to keep it looking fresh. See our Harewood, Dahlia and Awning Stripe print for some inspiration.
I know probably every interior designer says it is all in the detail, but we really do believe when it comes to the office, it really is all in the detail. From matching stationery to colour coordinating storage boxes and files you can run wild with accessorising your office. Once the hard work is done and the furniture and colour scheme is sorted it is all down hill work from there.
If you have gone for bold colours and patterns try keeping your accessories simple. Whether it is a notepad or a piece of wall art, try and keep to your style and scheme. If your office is more of a natural scheme like our Natural By Design and Park House collections, then this is where patterns, colours and textures will bring your space alive.
Are you in the process of giving your office a makeover? Let us know how you’re getting along below or @LauraAshleyUK.