8 Expert Design Tips for Your Luxury Home Office

How To Transform Your Luxury Home Office Into Your Ideal Workspace

A luxury home office should be a place where you can retreat to pursue your interests while keeping your work separate from the other areas of your life –– and, because of the changing structure of the workplace, many people are spending more time than ever before in their home offices. This has encouraged people to rethink the design of this room, making it more comfortable and functional to meet their needs. 

Discover eight expert ways you can transform your workspace into an environment that inspires creativity, focus, and productivity no matter what tasks you have on your to-do list.

1. Think functionality first

The most important element of your home workspace should be its functionality. It should be a space that allows you to work efficiently without distractions. When choosing furniture for your workspace, keep in mind your storage and organizational needs. If you can keep your paperwork, books, and other supplies out of sight and in order, you will limit distractions and ultimately be more productive.  

2. Keep your home’s overall design in mind

A luxurious workspace will reflect the overall style of your home. So be sure to incorporate design elements that complement the rest of your design. Staying consistent with color, furniture style, and artwork can all help to create a room you enjoy being in –– all while keeping the look and feel of your home cohesive. 

3. Determine your color scheme

It’s no surprise that color plays an important role in our mood and how we feel in a space. In fact, it is believed that color can have positive psychological benefits that can increase productivity, reduce stress, and stimulate the brain. This can lead to higher levels of creativity and improved focus. For this reason, it is recommended to choose paint colors for your home office that inspire you to perform your best work.  

For some, rich earth tones, including warm browns, rich greens, and deep yellows can help you feel less stress while working. To improve focus and keep your mind from wandering, consider a warm grey beige. Feature a dark navy blue to create a luxurious look and feel, while still providing a calming and comfortable atmosphere. 

4. Consider custom-built cabinetry 

Nothing says luxury like custom-built cabinetry –– and when you play an active role in the design, you have the power to make the space work for you and your individual needs. When discussing with your builders, share the functionality goals of your home office and what you need most. They can provide their expertise to create high-quality, built-in cabinetry that maximizes functionality and storage, all while enhancing the style of the space.  

5. Choose comfortable furniture

Your desk and chair will arguably be the two most important pieces of furniture in this room. So, while it is important to keep your style in mind, comfort should be your top priority. If you are sitting for long periods of time, be sure to choose a desk chair that provides adequate lumbar support for your spine and a curved seat to promote blood flow. 

As for your desk, make sure the desktop has adequate space for your computer, files, and any other materials you frequently use. It should also be at an appropriate height, one that allows your arms to be perpendicular to the ground as you use your keyboard. You may also want to consider a standing desk that can provide you with the flexibility to stand while you work. 

6. Use appropriate lighting 

Lighting plays a fundamental role in design –– and in a home office, it can affect your overall wellness and productivity. If your office space has large windows, take advantage of them by placing your desk either facing the window or perpendicular to one of them. This allows you to get the most out of the natural light while you work. 

When it comes to artificial light, cooler blue or white lights tend to be better for working. You may want to consider recessed lighting as it can make the room feel more spacious and distribute the light more evenly throughout the room.

7. Include living space

To make your office space more inviting, add a sofa and a few armchairs to create a small seating area within the room. This added area within your luxury home office can create cozy, comfortable workspaces you can retreat to when you don’t feel like sitting at your desk. It’s a great way to help spark creativity and new ideas, especially when inspiration is low. 

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8. Keep it simple

At the end of the day, your office space should be about work –– it’s important to separate your work from your home life. Do your best to keep unnecessary items from other areas of your life out of your office space. This can help limit the number of distractions in the space, ultimately making it easier to stay on task and be more productive. Plus, removing extra clutter will make your luxury home office look and feel more luxurious too.      

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After working hard all day, you deserve to unwind and relax –– and at The Cliffs, our luxury lifestyle lends itself to total relaxation for the body, mind, and soul. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Carolinas, adventure is just a short walk from your mountain home. 

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If you would like to discover our luxury mountain and lake communities and learn how to make The Cliffs your new home, contact us today. We would enjoy the opportunity to show you around our private corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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