Call it a gift from technology or just evolving lifestyle, working from home is now much more than just one odd day in a while when you cannot get to office because of an emergency. For many of us, our home and workspace are intertwined and while this offers plenty of advantages, there are also a few bumps that you need to take care of. For starters, it is important to draw that line between work and home clearly; even if your work desk is just a few steps away from your couch. Then there is the issue of space and shelving.
Since most of us don’t really have entire rooms to spare for a home office, it is often a small nook in the hallway, the staircase landing, additional space on the
Balance of Aesthetics
Wooden shelves with a simple metallic frame are currently a hot trend in home design and they work as well in the living room as they do in the home office. The simplicity of the design, its durability and industrial panache makes them absolutely ideal for the modern
Not a big fan of open shelves? The home office below is small, elegant and manages to offer plenty of storage space using just closed cabinets. Yes, you might have to let go of the additional visual appeal that elegant, floating shelves bring, but this is definitely the right choice for those who do not want to spend too much time decorating, cleaning and organizing. You can always add a couple of floating shelves down the line as you look to revamp the home office.
Wall-Mounted Office Shelves
We are not really sure what we love more about the home office from Richard Lampert below – the amazingly sleek and ergonomic desk or the trendy, modular wall-mounted shelves. Despite their usual form, the floating shelves also offer geometric contrast and the wooden cabinets break up visual monotony while adding a new texture to the home office. Smart, space-savvy and functional!
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The giant, open bookshelf might not be exactly cutting-edge, but the classics are a classic for a reason. While some come as freestanding models, there are plenty of open office shelves that combine the classic aesthetic with the ease of wall-mounted units to offer the best of both worlds. Modular units also allow you to start small and expand as your home office needs grow over time.
Creating What Works for You!
The right shelving for the home office is not about what is trendy alone. It has more to do with what your specific needs are and the nature of your work. If you are someone who spends most of his time on the laptop, and need just some shelf space for a few additional accessories and gadgets, then a couple of floating shelves along with a small cabinet should be just fine. An avid crafter or artist on the other hand definitely needs a lot more in terms of both storage and shelving.
Think of home office shelving as more than just a practical additional. Consider options such as the