Home Office Inspiration
We are working from home more and more these days, and this is a result of technology bringing us together in ways that would be unprecedented twenty years ago. Furthermore, due to the COVID pandemic working from home has been sent into hyper-drive and becoming the new normal.
With this in mind, we must create a home office or a space within our home that support us both physically and emotionally. Our wellbeing needs to be at the forefront of our minds when creating spaces to work from.
Using a “holistic” or “green” approach to design your home office will ensure that you will be working in the best environment that you can. When designing a green home office use sustainable materials that are non-toxic and natural. Use non-toxic paints that are VOC free or low VOC content to create a clean atmosphere.
Add biophilic touches by using grounding colours found in nature such as greens and blues. Use plants to purify the air as they remove toxins which creates a much healthier environment to work in. Also, plants will help you to feel more invigorated, both mentally and physically.
For this reason, we created OKOS KOTI INSPIRE™. A collection of holistic interior schemes. That aim to bring inspiration and assist you to design a healthy home.
Add a cool feature to your home office walls with this geometric patterned pegboard, it’s a great storage solution while adding interest to your home office. Made from PEFC accredited solid beech and solid beech dowels for pegs, handmade in the UK.
2. Little Greene Paint
Olive green paint by Little Greene is oozing style and bang on trend, a deep rich green that brings a little touch of the outside to your home office. Little Greene paint has the industry’s lowest eco-rating, with VOC content virtually zero. Meaning no nasty toxins being released into the atmosphere which helps you to create a better working environment. Furthermore, the tins are made from 50% recycled steel which can be recycled again.
What’s the time, Mr Wolf? Let’s face it we’re all pressed for time while at work and it’s no different when you’re working from home. This funky clock will keep you up to speed. Made from cork which is a sustainable material because only the bark stripped from the tree is used and the tree will continue its lifecycle.
4. Mobile organisation unit
This handy mobile storage unit is perfect for whizzing around your home office. You can store all your essentials such as pens, paper, cables and they will all be to hand, this unit is made from recyclable metal.
5. Trellis Desk
Trellis tables are my favourite, it’s those legs they get me every time! This little beauty comes with 12mm toughened glass top and steel legs. Steel can be recycled over and over without losing its performance, making it a highly sustainable material; additionally, the glass is also a recyclable material.
6. Table Lamp
Light is essential when working at home, we need directional light, mood light and ceiling lights for tasks in our home office. I like this sleek and tidy design I have paired this with the matching floor lamp. This lamp is made by Good & Mojo who make sustainable lighting, this lamp is made from bamboo & eco linen. For every piece sold Good & Mojo donates to the WakaWaka foundation who provide solar products to those in need.
7. Desk Tidy
Out with the boring old desk tidy and in with this lovely piece of art, made from 100% cork. A perfect piece to store your pens, business cards, what’s more, it even has a place to charge your phone.
8. Office Chair
The office chair! The chair you choose for your home office is down to you, we all have different physical needs; some people may prefer the traditional chair. Still, I find these tub chairs quite comfy, and this chair looks pretty sleek. Made from an environmentally friendly wood fibre composite also it is 100% recyclable.
A modern and stylish bookcase, perfect for storing reference books, small plants, and all your office bits and bobs. Made from certified natural beech wood and sustainably managed raw materials.
I am all about the quirky, so there has to be at least one piece in my design, so we have the molecules rug. This rug is made up of different parts of felt which slot together which means you can create your own layout and make it as big or as small as you need. This rug is made using 100% recycled felt.
11. Hand Vase
Creating a holistic design isn’t just about using healthier materials; it is also about supporting different causes and helping to raise awareness for these. This hand vase made by Deva Pardue, a New York designer and woman’s right activist fits in with this philosophy perfectly. Deva Pardue created a collection of vases to symbolise “Girl Power” which represent women’s struggles for gender equality and equal rights. Also, 5% of sales are donated to “Womankin”. This vase is defiantly top on my Christmas list, thanks to Santa!
12. Quote Mug
Keep the good vibes rolling with your morning cuppa, everyone loves a quote “You only fail when you stop trying“.
13. Hanging Planter
Plants are essential for your home office, not only do they purify the air they remove toxins which creates a much healthier environment to work in. Plants will help you to feel more invigorated, both mentally and physically. This planter can either be hung from the ceiling or on the wall. It is made from certified beech wood, metal and sustainably managed raw materials.
14. Floor Lamp
Light is essential when working at home, we need directional light, mood light and ceiling lights for tasks in our home office. I like this sleek and tidy design I have paired this with the matching table lamp to create consistency. This lamp is made by Good & Mojo who make sustainable lighting, this lamp is made from bamboo & eco linen. For every piece sold Good & Mojo donates to the WakaWaka foundation who provide solar products to those in need.
“I believe that creating a holistic home is not about striving for perfection just about trying to be more mindful.”