Home officeThe boundary between home and office has blurred over the last few years. These days, Kiwis are finding themselves leaving the office and taking their work home more and more. The need for a dedicated workspace at home now becomes commonplace.

Contrary to popular belief, working in bed in your pyjamas is not as elegant or as productive as it sounds.

If you are all set to turn that extra room or nook in your house into your home office, here are a few ideas.

Upgrade your furniture

Furniture solutions expert Bishop Interiors recommends that proper designing, sourcing and customising suit the specific needs of each space. For the ultimate style in luxury, consider getting an oversized Italian-style office desk or heavy hardwood cabinets to display your books and office supplies.

Also, seriously study the placement of custom-built furniture. It would be better to consult an expert for better measure.

Touch up the paint job

A fresh coat of paint can entirely change the way a room feels. Darker shades of grey can make the room feel statelier, while a lighter tone combined with lots of natural light can make your office feel brighter and more feminine.

Get a room with a view

Floor-to-ceiling picture windows do not just let a lot of sunlight inside. Every now and then, when you feel like you need to take a break from the computer, walking to one of these windows to take in the outside view can be all the break you need.

Use luxe accents

There is no need to overhaul your home office to make it look elegant. Even adding a single focal piece can add a touch of class. You can splurge on an indulgent wool carpet or silk curtains, or visit a thrift store to find some antiques, a unique chandelier, or other one-of-a-kind pieces that will make your office truly yours.

There is no shortage of ideas if you want to style up your home office. All you need is a little bit of inspiration and some creativity to turn your ideas into tangible results.