When you work from home, it’s all too easy to neglect home office storage and design. The days of showing off a pretty desk at the office may be gone, but the glory of working from home is that you can do literally anything with your office to make it your own. There are no rules, so why not design your dream office? To personalize and upgrade your home office storage, here are 4 special features we love.
- The Murphy Bed: If your home office doubles as a bedroom or guest room, you may be looking for ways to hide it away from time to time. If this is the case for you, the Murphy Bed (also known as the wall bed) is a dream come true. Murphy Beds fold out of sight and out of mind when you need to work, and pop right out when it’s time to take a rest. Better yet, Murphy Beds can transform into fully-functioning desks and display shelves — perfect for space-efficient home office storage.
- Bookcases and Bookshelves: One of the most distinguishing features of a traditional home office is the bookcase. Wall-to-ceiling bookshelves can be used to display the books that speak to your expertise and interests, as well as awards, family photos, and artwork. When placed behind your desk, helpful resource books are just a spin of your desk chair away.
- Wall Cabinets and Custom Credenzas: While bookcases and shelves display what you want to show off, cabinets and credenzas make great hideaway spaces for pull-out drawers holding printers, file organizers, office supplies, and even snacks. Easy-to-access drawers keep extra supplies like printer paper ready for when you need them, but out of sight otherwise.
- A Signature Statement Piece: The best home offices are designed with the unique personality of the owner in mind. For a signature statement piece, get creative and channel your dream space! A rolling cart can make for a great snack, coffee, and tea station to warm the room right up. A custom-made desk can reflect your unique sense of style, whether you’re sleek and contemporary, traditional and classic, or somewhere in between. A personal touch like your favorite piece of artwork will make your home office feel like a space you want to spend more time in.
Designing Your Dream Home Office: Working from home means you have the opportunity to design the perfect home office for yourself. At Strickland’s Home, we love helping our clients custom design their dream workspaces. To start personalizing your home office, give us a call or visit our showroom.