Creative Color Palettes
Now that you have claimed your space, you will want to design it to be the most productive and creative space possible. Start by working with the architecture you have. Do you have a wood-beamed ceiling? Does the ceiling soar or feature a dome? Those elements are likely to inspire your design efforts. Are there dark wood features on the ceilings, trim and/or floors? Designer Julie Kays chooses a sunny style as “soft yellow walls, painted trees and birds that adorn the perimeter of the ceiling, and a hand-blocked statement fabric combine to create a space where work [can mix] with pleasure,” reports Traditional Home.
Do purple hues spark inspiration? Drench your home office in decadent purples. Traditional Home raves that when designer Caitlin Moran created a luxury home office design for the San Francisco Showhouse “using wallpaper with oversized royal irises against an orchid-colored background and bold plum for the floor, she turned out a stunningly chic workspace.” Faux wood-grain finishes, hand-painted ceilings, faux leather paneling, coffered ceilings and dark wood paneling reminiscent of stately boardrooms are all popular options that set the stage for a defined, elegant home office. Are you open to the idea of wallpaper? Southern Living suggests that “a textured but neutral wallpaper, such as burlap or grass cloth, is also a great choice to give the office its own distinct look.”