As a growing number of people work from home at least part of the time, many are paying attention to their home office arrangements. The simple, temporary office set-ups put in place after COVID-19 lockdowns are giving way to permanent home office spaces with all the features and amenities needed to make a work area pleasant, comfortable, and aesthetic. Following is an overview of current home office design trends for the coming year.
Furniture, Accessories & More
Ergonomic furniture will be must-haves in 2024 as virtual workers strive to protect their health and well-being without compromising their productivity. Adjustable office chairs that support natural posture and are made with temperature-regulating fabrics will continue to be popular next year. Pivotal screen monitors that prevent glare and eye damage will keep trending. So will keyboard and mouse supports designed to prevent or reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Home office lighting is also getting an upgrade. While home office workers are mindful of the fact that lighting must be optimal for video conferencing, they are also putting a premium on lighting that is not only functional but also aesthetic. Popular options include dual-purpose fixtures, recessed lights, and track lighting.
Desk and Cabinet Design
Virtual workers are also upgrading storage spaces to ensure they’re not only functional but also good-looking. Woven storage bins can hold multiple items while giving a room a warm, natural vibe. A mix of open shelves and closed storage cabinets maximize space without making a room appear cluttered. A custom-made built-in storage unit can be ideal for small home offices and can even include a built-in desk if desired. Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut has many years of experience designing and constructing these types of units for home offices of all shapes and sizes. Modern, industrial, and mid-century designs have been trending for the last couple of years. However, only time will tell if these styles will continue to be popular in 2024.
Upgrade Your Home Office
Upgrading a home office to make it more aesthetic and comfortable doesn’t only improve your quality of life. It can also boost productivity by providing you with a space where you can be creative and innovative. Such a space also protects your health, so you can reach your full potential. If you’re not sure what your home office should look like in the coming year, the above trends can give you ideas of where and how to start. However, don’t limit yourself to what’s likely to be trending in 2024. The perfect office space is the space designed to best meet your needs without busting your budget. If you are in need of a home office refresh, Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut is here to help you create a space that will serve you well now and in the coming years.