Inspiration from the World’s Best Coworking Spaces
Considering how we are all likely to be working from home for the foreseeable future, there’s no better time to redesign your home office than now – especially considering that having a well-design office can do wonders for your well-being, productivity, motivation and performance.
In fact, the 2019 Workplace Design Survey conducted by Capital One found that 90% of professionals perform better in workplaces that are well-designed or have certain elements like natural light and adaptable spaces.
Coworking spaces are very much aware of this fact, which is why it’s a good idea to take inspiration from some of the most beautiful coworking spaces around the globe when it comes to redesigning your home office. That being said, here are some home office designs inspired by some of the most beautiful coworking spaces around the world.
Add a vibrant splash of color
The Ministry of New coworking space in Mumbai is the perfect example of a workspace that creatively combines vibrant colors without looking unpleasant or tacky. According to the co-founders of this hip coworking space, Marlies Bloemndaal and Natascha Chadha, they chose to decorate their coworking space with colorful pieces and personalized furniture to create a space that is dedicated to building a community. In addition to creating spaces that are uniquely homey, certain colors can also help in attaining greater efficiency and focus, like pale greens and calming blues. Other more vibrant colors like yellow can help you feel more energized, optimistic and fresh.
Show off your green thumb
Being stuck at home can be depressing, but surrounding yourself with greenery can instantly lift your spirits. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Technology in Sydney found that when plants were introduced into a workspace, significant reductions in stress among workers were observed. Other studies also note that the productivity of employees can jump to over 15% when a handful of plants are introduced into working environments. In redesigning your home office, you can take a cue from Industrious’ curated coworking spaces (with locations across the U.S.), which incorporate hanging ceiling plants and low-maintenance pothos. This vine-like plant with heart-shaped leaves is perfect for those people who are too busy to care for a plant but still want to enjoy the beauty of having plants at home. Pothos can thrive in low light and humidity for long periods of time, and have also been known to help remove pollutants like benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene from the air.
Industrius‘ coworking facilities filled with greenery.
Incorporate wood fixtures
For many people, summer means beach trips and sunbathing, and while current circumstances might prevent us from taking those trips to the beach, it doesn’t mean we can’t take the beach to us. You can do this by introducing wooden fixtures like the rattan lamps at the bamboo haven of Hubud into your home office. Hubud’s coworking space is located in Bali where bamboo and other wood elements are abundant. Aside from giving you that beach vibe, natural elements like wood can actually do wonders for your well-being. Designs that incorporate elements that can give you a sense of nature help in engaging your mind and restoring attention and focus, which in turn improves performance.
Many of us might still be getting used to the idea of working from home, and the best part to boost productivity is to designate a space that you can enjoy working in. While you’re at it, consider incorporating fixtures and designs that will not only keep you productive, but also inspire you. Explore the rest of Interiors by Jacquin for more ways to transform your home office into a productive work space.