More and more people are spending time working from home than ever. There are plenty of ways to design and decorate your home office so that it reflects your style and taste as well as create the prime space for productivity. Whether you use your home office for paying bills and managing the household, or for the modern entrepreneur’s perfect workspace, here are our tips to create a sophisticated office that you won’t mind spending time in.

Built-In Shelving Units

Image: 31 Alderbrook Drive. Offered at $6,100,000

Maximize storage and transform your office space by installing a wall of built-in shelves. Not only does this create a focal point for the room, but it also maximizes the real estate of your room while keeping you organized and the room personalized. Use this space to incorporate personal, non work-related items that give your office space that warm, inviting feel; it’s all yours. Built-in file cabinets for documents and hidden cabinets for bulky printers and scanners.

Illuminate Your Productivity

Image: 5 Euclid Place. Offered at $2,498,000

There’s nothing worse than a dark, gloomy office space; especially when important tasks need to be completed. Natural materials add warmth and texture to the space and soften the reflected light. Add bursts of colour for those who require dynamic decision-making space; alternatively, for prolonged concentration moods, use calming earthy tones for an uninterrupted feel.

Additionally, invite the outdoors in! If possible, place your desk near windows for maximum natural light. For spaces with limited window access, outfit your space with LED bulbs in desk lamps or overhead lighting fixtures. Thanks to the cultural shift towards eco-friendly options, these bulbs are available in a variety of sizes, colours, tones and brightnesses.

Multi-Purpose Rooms

Image: 188 Berkeley Street. Offered at $1,995,000

Often times, the smallest room in the home is chosen for the office space; perhaps even the guest room or den doubles as the office. As the larger rooms are reserved for bedrooms, a beautiful corner desk is usually the best option for utilizing all the workspace you need without cluttering the room.

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