We have harped on about how essential the home office is increasingly becoming in contemporary homes. From being an additional room, it is becoming a ‘must’ of sorts with homeowners willing to forego the idea of a dedicated guest room or dining room in favor of a spacious home office. Even classic homes are welcoming extensions that add a home office which opens up towards the backyard and provides additional family space. Of course, all this means you have an entirely new room to decorate and that makes us very happy indeed!
Instead of talking about the home office decorating trends of the year (because we have already!) today we turn our attention to the hottest accents being used inside these functional spaces. Instead of classic colors like orange, green or yellow, the second half of 2018 sees a spurt in accents that involve metallics and natural goodness. It is a brilliant and beautiful journey full of sparkle –
Giving Gold a Glorious Shot!
Gold is a color that has captivated mankind eternally and it continues to do so even in the most sophisticated and contemporary of settings! Gold in the office space looks polished, elegant and gives the home office filled with neutral hues some much needed dazzle. Of course, you do not really want to fill the room with an overload of gold. Instead, the best option is to carefully incorporate gold accents in the form of the work desk legs, the char, vases, lighting fixtures and accessories. If you want more of gold to shine through, then keeping the backdrop as neutral as possible helps immensely.
Another cool way to bring the warm allure of gold into a room without actually turning to metallic accents is smart LED strip lighting combined with a yellow hue. This combination gives the shelves and the features of the room you wish to highlight a lovely, golden aura and does so in the most urbane fashion.
Metallic Magic Galore
If gold is not your thing, then you can give another hot trend of 2018 a shot without having to deal with the yellow blitz. Copper, brass and metal accents are equally popular this season and you can even couple them with silvery, cool metallics to create a perfect home office. Once again, just like in the case of gold accents you want to combine these smart metallic pieces carefully with existing office décor without disturbing the style or the color palette already present. Pendants and small accessories are a great way to start before you usher in side tables and bold, copper and wood shelving!
Some home office decorating styles give you much more leeway when it comes to using metallics than others. Obviously, industrial modern home offices lead the pack here with rustic, farmhouse and vintage-inspired spaces following them closely. Eclectic and shabby chic home offices can also benefit from a bit of brass or copper presence while feminine home offices should get an instant facelift with these glittering additions.
Artwork that Ushers in Nature
It is not always about color and accent alone. At times, it makes sense to take a different direction when it comes to adding accents to the home office. With nature-centric motifs, floral prints and framed botanicals becoming a huge hit in 2018, we suggest you take a similar approach and give your home office a pinch of natural vibe. Wall art and wallpaper that brings these nature-inspired patterns is easy to work with and you can simply move them out in favor of newer and better art pieces down the line. Pick prints or framed art work that compliments the style of the room; even the most masculine home offices can use a cheerful upgrade!