Home Office Design Trends of 2022

With more people working from home than ever before, we’re seeing quite the resurgence in the home office. People are overusing their closet, dining room table, or the corner of their bedroom as a makeshift office—those who can are finding a dedicated space where they can be productive all day long. People are getting creative with their spaces, from large desks to accent chairs that take away that corporate feel. Keep reading to learn more about the home office design trends of 2022.

Large Desks

No, we aren’t talking about the hulking piece of wood that used to be the center of everyone’s office, but we are talking about something that provides enough space. As people come to terms with the fact that they’ll likely be working from home for the foreseeable future, they realize they need a space that can handle all their work. No longer should you delegate yourself to a writer’s desk with only your laptop in hand. Find a spacious desk that matches your style and allows you to spread out. You should be able to use a desktop computer and any other electronics or supplies you need to be successful. These larger desks will help you stay organized and make you feel more in control of your space.

Room to Relax

Working from home can be an all-consuming activity. You can sit down and work for hours without realizing it. Or you don’t realize it until you’ve got that crick in your neck that just won’t go away. That’s a sign that it’s time for a break, but where do you go? What if your partner works in the other part of your home, or your kids are attending online school? For this reason, many people are finding spaces large enough to handle a small sofa or a couple of comfy accent chairs. That way, when you need a few minutes to decompress in between phone calls or meetings, you have a dedicated area where you know you won’t be disturbed.

These sofas and chairs are also a great way to include your style into the room. Find something colorful that brightens your day or look for something classic that’ll never go out of style. Rounded furniture and curved edges are very in right now and fabrics that please the senses, like velvet. Or perhaps you want to go with something that reminds you of nature? A light-colored linen piece(s) with wooden hardware will leave you feeling calm and collected, ready for the workday.

Unique Touches

Whether through furniture, a statement wall, or an eye-catching rug, people are looking for unique pieces that make their space feel more personal rather than corporate. Now, you don’t want to overwhelm the space with too many trinkets like clocks or fake plants. All those things can get quite distracting when you should be trying to focus on the work at hand. In 2022, designers are seeing more people incorporate colors like pastel blue and rose gold into their spaces. These light colors work well in a work environment because they keep the room feeling airy and bright. This is especially helpful if you don’t get a ton of natural sunlight in your office.

Hide Your Gadgets and Chargers

In this fast-paced world, all we ever want is to ensure everything we need to get the job done is available and accessible. A prime example of this is wireless chargers, which you can incorporate in natural ways that add to rather than distract from your décor style. And after a long day of work, people are looking for a way to hide their office materials. Integrated laptop drawers and outlet covers help you create a multi-purpose room, which is very in now. It’s these touches, mixed things like sofas or accent chairs, bookcases, art, and other personal details that help you turn your home office into a library or lounge in a matter of seconds.

Easy Exercise Equipment

Now, more than ever, it’s essential that keep ourselves moving from time to time. We’re no longer gaining the benefit that comes with the daily commute. For many of us these days, it only takes a few steps to get to the office, and odds are we aren’t moving around during the day. For some people, it’s as simple as going for a walk during their lunch break. But, if you find yourself struggling to get in your daily steps or sitting more than you’re standing, incorporating certain exercise equipment in a room you visit five to seven days of the week may be just the reminder you need to stay active.

You might be thinking that exercise equipment may be too bulky to fit into a home office. However, exercise equipment options can accommodate even the smallest of spaces. Many companies have come out with compact, sleek stationary bikes that can fit into any corner. Mirror home workout systems have also hit the mainstream in 2022, which can fit seamlessly into your design. However, the yoga mat is perhaps the most versatile yet straightforward exercise equipment you can use in your home office. A yoga mat can fit just about anywhere, and when you’re not using it, storing it is as simple as rolling it up and placing it in a cabinet or basket to keep it out of sight.

Find The Perfect Home Office Space Today!

Are you looking for more space? Well, The Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties can help you! We’re dedicated to our clients and work efficiently to make sure they find their perfect home. We realize how important comfort and space are these days, so why not work with us to find the home of dreams? Visit our website to view our listings and call us at (618) 791-5024 & (618) 791-9298. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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