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As minimalist home offices grow in popularity this year, aesthetics will shift from high-fashion to simplicity, functionality, and personal comfort. Pixabay

Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic shift from brick-and-mortar employees to a remote workforce. By 2020, experts predict it will encompass about 75% of the employment sector. In 2018, minimalist office designs, aesthetically-pleasing colors palettes, and eco-friendly accessories will influence the home office layout. Here are three expert pointers for putting together an amazing home office.

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1. Minimalist Office Designs

Some customers choose the Indigo line to accomplish a complete minimalist home office. Others opt to invest in luxurious wood office furniture that represents the clean, minimalist lines.

You will naturally want to infuse neutral colors. If you desire a bit of color, make sure to choose compatible tones. The furniture is the focal point of the room, so decide on minimal features to heighten your pieces.

You will also want to choose a desk, storage, and shelving that is functional. It is critical that you measure your office and select pieces that elevate the space. When going for a minimalist concept for your home office, you want to minimize the accessories as well. Furniture design should blend from room to room. Before choosing a minimalistic pattern, you need to decide if this style will accentuate or underscore the design concept of your home.

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2. Aesthetically-Pleasing Color Palettes

Your entire home should blend in aesthetically which usually begins with natural color palettes. Your home office furniture is no different. Whether you love the clean, metallic design of minimalists or the intricate design of the old-world European Bordeaux cherry finishes, your home office furniture selection should be an extension of your home’s color palette.

Neutral and pastels work well to create an aesthetically-pleasing blend of color palettes so that it balances out the light shades with the dark décor. If you want to brighten the color of your wood choice, choose complementary tones. If you intend to reduce the brightness of a wood tone, you will need to select neutral colors. Lighter shades also capture light while darker tones block it. Depending on your style, you will create the perfect home office with the right color blends.

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3. Eco-Friendly Accessories

For darker wood furniture, it is also the perfect accessory to blend as darker hues of green are ideal color matches for red cherry toned furniture. That said, greenery is an accessory that combines well with any color palette as it adds freshness and life to a room’s interior.

The benefits of greenery in the home or office are unending which is why it is trending this year. According to a NASA Study, greenery also improves your productivity and reduces stress which validates why plants are the ideal choice for home office accessories. Moreover, they are natural air purifiers as they remove harmful toxins from your workspace and your home.

With more workers leaving the workplace to work remotely, even part-time, a home office is an excellent way to boost productivity and engagement. Not only will you create a comfortable space to work, but you will invest in home office furniture sure to stand the test of time. If you are unsure about product selection, please contact us so that our experts can help you further.



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