Calling all Boss Ladies! Need some inspiration for your workspace? We got you covered with some gorgeous, inspirational, and feminine workspaces just for you!
Happy Hump Day! It’s hard to believe it’s already Wednesday; this week is flying by!! Today, we’ve got a special treat – a guest post from Lana Hawkins. Lana is here to tell us how to create an inspiring, personal, and chic office space. Here’s Lana...
Every hardworking and successful woman should have her own private space where she can focus on her work and express her creativity. Whether it’s a commercial workspace, home office, or a small corner in your living room, having your personal area will help you concentrate, boost your efficiency, and simply inspire you. By choosing a feminine design, you’ll give your office your personal touch, while creating an ambiance of elegance and creativity. Such a stimulating and chic environment will bring out the best in you and help you realize your full potential.
Create an Atmosphere of Order and Structure
Working in a chaotic environment is simply impossible – dozens of distractions, a crammed space, piles of papers everywhere you turn. Such an environment can make you feel constrained, which can affect your productivity. Thus, it’s essential that you create an atmosphere of order by eliminating clutter from your office. You should focus only on the essentials, getting rid of all the unnecessary items. Start by organizing your desk. Throw away old newspapers and magazines, notes, files, etc. Everything that you haven’t touched in a while definitely shouldn’t be on your desk.
Furthermore, everything in your office should have its place. If you don’t know where to put something, don’t put it at all. This minimalist design is perfect for feminine workspaces because it reduces the number of distractions, enabling every aspiring woman to make her dreams come true.
Add a Splash of Color
Stiff monochromatic designs are a thing of the past. Instead, welcome inspiring color palettes that will mesmerize anyone who enters your office. By adding a pop of color to your white desk decor, you’ll give your office a unique character and create an atmosphere that exudes authenticity. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades, but don’t go overboard either. You should aim for a harmonious look that features a chic balance between gentle tones and bold hues.
For your backdrop, you can go with gentle, muted shades that will introduce romance to your office. Then, add an element of surprise by opting for unexpected colorful details. An accent wall is a forever-popular option that will make for a stunning focal point in your office. You can also choose bright and vivid or dark and deep colors for decorative elements and even furniture. This way, not only will you create a chic environment, but you’ll also liven up your workspace.
Look to Nature for Inspiration
Natural elements have become an essential element of a stylish design that radiates with elegance and beauty. Whether you use natural materials in your desk set, such as bamboo, stone or brick, or just house plants, you’ll bring positive energy into your office. Not only will this style up your work environment, but it will also boost your productivity and inspiration. Namely, plants are known to enhance work efficiency because they act as natural air purifiers and emit more oxygen. In addition, these natural accessories will make your office more enjoyable and you’ll be inspired to work in an environment that breathes with tranquility and serenity.
Don't Underestimate the Power of Storage
Every office needs storage both for aesthetic and practical reasons. By introducing floating shelves, decorative wooden boxes, and intricately designed wicker baskets, not only will you keep clutter under control, but you’ll also elevate your office design. If you don’t have much available space, you can introduce multifunctional furniture. For example, if your office is actually a cozy nook by the window or under the stairs, you can have a lovely seat with a hidden storage compartment. Storage is one of your most important allies when it comes to limited space, so make sure to use it to your advantage.
Introduce a Play of Patterns
For a truly feminine touch, you should introduce patterns to your office design. They will break the monotony of a monochromatic design and help you express your creativity. Romantic florals, exotic animal prints, glamorous Art Deco patterns, Oriental design, and polka dots can all be used for creating an ambiance of femininity in your office. For an even bolder look, you can always mix and match different patterns – just make sure to link them with a shared quality like the same color to avoid creating an exaggerated look.
In addition, when mixing and matching patterns, you should choose up to three designs and vary their sizes – the main pattern should be the largest, while the rest should be in a smaller scale. This way, you’ll create a more cohesive look that will reflect your design skills.
Consider Layers for Comfort
Designing a cozy office will ensure that you feel comfortable while working, enabling you to achieve the best results. And the best way to create an atmosphere of comfort and warmth is by introducing different fabrics. For example, you can cover your chair with a soft blanket, place throw pillows on your sofa, and add an area rug. Layering fabrics will help you create a deep and cozy look as long as you do it skillfully. If you have wall-to-wall carpet, you should go with chic and stylish rugs to create a contrast. This way, your lovely rugs will stand out and become a lovely decor statement in your office.
Remember the Importance of the Right Furniture
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While it might be tempting to furnish your office with a comfortable sofa, armchairs, a stylish coffee table, and a lovely ottoman, what you really need is a desk and a chair. Of course, if you’re working completely from home and often meet with your clients in your home office, you’ll need a sitting area where you can greet them. Otherwise, try to keep furniture to a minimum and focus on what you really need in order to eliminate unnecessary distractions.
It’s of the utmost importance that you get a comfortable chair that will provide you with the right back support, especially if you usually spend hours working at your desk. Getting an adjustable freestanding desk is another great and trendy solution that will enable you to change your position every once in a while.
For a more authentic and personalized effect, you can make your own cute office desk. Not only will you create unique visual appeal, but you may also save a lot of money. There are plenty of easy yet stylish DIY options, such as placing a wooden board on top of two storage cabinets, trestle legs, or even two stacks of books. An improvised desk will truly add character to your office, creating an ambiance of creativity.
Think About an Office Nook
Designing a home office when you don’t have a lot of available space might seem impossible, but it actually calls for thinking outside the box. Take a look around your home and you’ll discover the perfect place for your office nook. It might be a corner in your living room or bedroom, empty space under your stairs, or a wall-mounted wooden drop-down desk with shelves just next to your sofa.
Have an extra closet that you don’t really need? Remove all the items from it, as well as the clothes bar, add several shelves and a surface for your desk, and your closet-office is ready. Even a small linen closet can do the trick if you properly organize it and use a drop-down desk.
Inspiration for Creation
Surrounding yourself with different sources of inspiration will help you come up with creative and innovative ideas more easily. Hardworking women usually have inspiration boards where they can hang inspirational pictures, notes about their ideas, magazine pages, etc. Not only will this prevent you from forgetting a great idea, but it will also help you visualize and realize it.
Another great way to keep yourself inspired is by playing music in the background that boosts your concentration. However, keep in mind that this might not work for everyone. For some people, music is just another form of distraction preventing them from focusing on their work.
Personalization for Uniqueness
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Expressing your personality through interior design is a great way to give your personal touch to your desk decor. In addition, personalizing your office desk decor will help you feel more comfortable and inspired, especially if you work in a commercial office. You can surround yourself with personal items and memorabilia, favorite works of art, or simply use your favorite color for accent details. Not only will this make your office truly yours, but it will also keep it authentic. However, don’t go overboard with memorabilia and souvenirs because you can easily clutter your office and create an atmosphere of chaos and disarray.
Don't Forget the Wow Factor
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Each interior design style will fill your office with a certain vibe. Depending on your personal preferences and taste, you have plenty of options. For a sophisticated and glamorous look, you can go with a design inspired by the Roaring 20s and the glitz of Hollywood. Boho-chic style truly exudes romance, which makes it a perfect choice for a feminine office desk and workspace. On the other hand, Scandinavian design is suitable for women looking for an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity where aesthetics and functionality go hand in hand. If you can’t decide on a specific style, you can always go with an eclectic design that combines the best of them all. Whichever interior style you choose, you should aim for a balanced and harmonious look that will inspire rather than distract you.
A feminine office is where elegance, style, and functionality meet to create a stimulating environment that will simply inspire you.
These gorgeous offices are definitely inspiring! Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, and share this post with your friends and family to get their input as well. Until next time!
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Author Bio: Lana Hawkins is an architecture student and a blogger. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that's where she gets most of her inspiration from.