Whether you run a business from your home or have children who are ramping into the later years of their secondary or tertiary education, having a home office offers a prime space for getting work done efficiently by eliminating the commute time to CBD corporate buildings or libraries.
Here, we share the top styling tips for a home office that are geared towards enhancing your productivity levels, drawing on clinical research to support the design tips. We also discuss why renovating or re-designing a spare room of your house into a home office could prove to be very fruitful when you plan to sell your home in due course.
Growing demand for home offices
It's likely that the home office will become a major interior design trend in the coming decades as millennials (those reaching young adulthood in the 2000s) make up the majority of global workforces, because this group prefers flexible or mobile workspaces. A variety of international studies by Colliers and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) prove this to be the case, finding that millennials value a work-life balance lifestyle and appreciate company culture that has a working from home or mobile working option. Citing statistics by the International Data Corporation, Colliers reported that, although in 2010 there were more than one billion mobile workers around the planet, this number is expected to grow by 6 per cent per annum over the next decade. PwC's 2013 global generational study echoed similar themes, emphasising that off-site workspaces were popular among millennials.
This is important when you consider that renting or selling your home in the coming years will likely be targeting the millennial market. Indeed, a Deloitte survey found that by 2025, 75 per cent of workers around the world would be from Generation Y. So, a house with an elegantly styled home office is sure to attract them to your property. Not to mention, you will get plenty of use and value from the room during your time at home too!