5 ways to design a unique executive home office
More often than not, a home office tends to be relegated a bare minimum of space and a very basic layout. Although it is an important semi-public are of the home, there always needs to be a fine balance between an officious and privatized vibe in this space. The current aesthetic seems to be a running theme of homely and conventional, but once in a while you end up with a design that truly makes the best of its allotted space. Today, we will be looking at 6 ways you could design a unique executive office.
- Follow the commercial trend
Executive offices in commercial buildings always have a different vibe than residential home offices. There is always a uniquely officious quality about them. To replicate that aesthetic in your home office, you first need to focus on the material palate – go for tiles or alucobond clad walls instead of regular pain and plaster, and make sure your furniture is a fine mix of trendy and minimal to emulate the chic sophistication of a commercial office.
- Between design and décor
To give your home office a unique executive look, you need to create a harmony between the actual design and the kind of décor you’re going for. The décor needs to stay away from the regular homely, rustic vibe and give off a fashionable and elegant look. The overall aesthetic needs to be balanced and complementary at the same time.
- Work in luxury
So when you want to combine the luxuries of both home and office in a single space, what better way than to design an office/bedroom hybrid space that is dressed in the best of both design schemes. The image below shows a good example of this kind of a home office; where the bedroom and office areas are together but distinct without being in each others way.
- A study in activity
A good home office doesn’t always have to be a singular entity – it could also be a place to carry out more than one activities. You could design it in a way that will cater to all aspects of your officious life without losing the coveted aesthetic. For example, the home office in the image below is unique because it has separated three distinct activities in the space – reading, office and piano playing – without losing its cohesiveness.
- More than one
Since contemporary homes are short on space it is probable that more than one person in the home would have to share a single office space. In that case you could probably design a workstation like area instead of an executive desk to make the most of the space without breaking the character and aesthetic of the design.