“A disorganized workspace means disorganized work habits. A sloppy work environment equals sloppy results”.
Experts say that an organized and well-designed home office helps you do your best work, whether it’s answering emails or brainstorming for your next project. Same goes with having smart home office décor ideas that will help you maximize your condo space and fuel your creativity.
However, in reality, home office is often the most neglected space in homes – unorganized environment and cluttered work space (or no work space at all) which leads us to work elsewhere.
Whether you are working from home or working on a passion project, your home office is a place that should inspire you to get down to business. Here are some home office ideas from local influencers and bloggers who work from home and spend a lot of time in their little space in the condo.
1. Cozy + Comfy. Make it Hygge.
“I like my own space to exude a cozy and comfortable vibe and would give me a sense of wellness and contentment while I hustle. I am a fan of Hygge Lifestyle which emphasizes warmth and appreciation for little things as well as the coziness of the soul.
While it can mean different things to different people, to me, cozy & comfy means calming scented candles, hot coffee, my favorite indoor plants and chunky textured pillows!” - Kate Adjar | www.randomrepublika.com
According to the Oxford dictionary, Hyggeis a Danish word that means quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that creates a feeling of contentment or well-being. If you want to achieve a Hygge-inspired home office and make your condo space welcoming but not too cozy to make you doze off any time of the day, try applying neutral colors on your walls and floor. Pair it with natural wood, indoor plants and some textured items like rugs, pillows, and macramé hanging wall décor.
2. Think YOU
“Your condo unit should always
inspire you and at the same time reflect your personality. So don’t be afraid
to go all out! I always try the combination of functionality, fashion and fun. As
a Lifestyle & Tech blogger, I like to combine beautiful pieces with smart
devices. I want to keep everything interesting and functional enough to always
keep me in a natural state of flow. This is how I style my home office in my condo in Manila.” - Jeman Villanueva | www.orangemagazine.ph
With the advent of mobile technology, everyone is also given the chance to work remotely. You can work at home and you have the call on when to start your workday and end it. A strict 9-to-5 schedule no longer defines your work hours.
If you are the type who is simple, organized, and dedicated, try to get a home office table with sideboard to keep things orderly as it can also serve as storage unit for your office supplies and other items you may want to put in it. Match it with a modern lamp that will give your condo space a luxurious yet professional feel.
Remember to design your home office in such a way that you will always be motivated to work. One simple tip is to make your home office reflective of your character.
3. Breathe some life to your space with plants
“Bring out the inner “plantita/plantito” in you! Houseplants are good for the health and not just for their visual beauty. For me, it’s the easiest and most inexpensive way to style up your living space. I love having low maintenance plants in my home office and display them in ceramic containers.
I have never imagined having my own green haven in my Quezon City condo, but there it is, in my home office where my work and passion perfectly blend.” - Lanie Lluch | www.mommybloggersphilippines.com
Whether you live in a small condo unit or a large house, introducing plants into your home will help enhance your mood and create a living space that is soothing to be in.
So, go ahead and place a lovely plant in your home office setup to help you stay calm and at the same time improve the air quality in your condo. Try the snake plant, a low maintenance indoor plant which is said to be good for cleaning the air!
4. Let the light in!
“Working inside my room does not limit me from staying connected with the outdoors. I always make sure that natural light comes in, enough to feed my indoor plants and make my place feel bigger. I also like keeping my blinds up to see the outdoors while I work.” – Ed Uy | www.whereiseduy.com
Natural light makes the space feel bigger, which is always a plus in small space like a condo. Try this: allow natural light to come in while maintaining privacy by affixing a non-adhesive frosted film to your windows.
5. Coffee and Jazz kind-of-vibe
“I love filling my home office with vibrant art to energize my space and inspire me to work well. We all know we can’t work in our favorite coffee shop all day every day, this is why I style my condo unit like an artsy coffee shop! I get energized by having my favorite cup of coffee in my home office with jazz music to set the mood.” – Demai Granali | www.mommy.com.ph
Enough with the boring pieces and environment! Decorate your home office with colors and mix of styles that speak to you of your favorite café. Remember that artsy and flexible pieces, together with the perfect hue of the room (and music) will get you in the mindset for creative thinking.
6. Optimize your space
“For me, organization is the key! I maximize the use of the vertical space in my Quezon City condo by putting up cabinets up to the ceiling with varying types of storage to help organize my supplies. After all, nobody works well in a messy home office, so I always keep mine tidy and organized!” – Fitz Villafuerte | www.fitzvillafuerte.com
Cluster your items into groups so you can find them easily when you need them. Utilize filing cabinets, decorative baskets and holders. When yourworkspace is free of clutter, your mind can think clearly. So rid yourself of items that you don’t need! Attractive and organized spaces will surely improve your happiness and productivity.
These inspiring, creative yet hassle-free ideas can be easily applied to your Vista Residences condo unit. To know more about Vista Residences and its ready for occupancy and pre-sellingcondo properties in Manila, email us at [email protected], like and follow our Facebook page @VistaResidencesOfficial or call our Marketing Office at 09089148457.