Not Your Average Home Office

Julie Zellman

For many knowledge workers, the office is much more than just a desk, a chair and a computer. It provides a space for inspiration, creativity and imagination. If you work from home, it is imperative that you have a space that you reserve just for work, so that your work/life balance lines aren’t blurred. If your home office is full of dull beige, gray, plastic and uninspiring furniture, take a look at some of these unique offices we found.

The Backyard Office: Imagine being surrounded by the beauty of nature while you answer emails, make phone calls and video chat with colleagues and clients. This backyard office by Tetra can be combined into clusters of six, or you could just stick with one or two. You can even customize the exterior of the shed with different colors and materials like zinc, copper and steel.

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The Glam Office: Ladies, this one is for you! If you are tired of the boring and dull beige and gray colors of your home office, consider sprucing it up with a splash of color, a chandelier, a comfortable chair and some fabulous furniture. Check out this example from Cynthia Mason Interiors:

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The Fit Office: It seems like we spend all of our lives sitting: at the kitchen table, in the car, on the couch, etc. If you could spend eight hours a day at a stand-up desk, or even better an exercise desk, imagine the health benefits! Here are two of our favorites (including a treadmill desk):

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The Comfy Office: Sitting in an office chair hour after hour, day after day, can wreak havoc on your back, neck and shoulders. Luckily, there are companies out there like Lovesac and Sumo Omni (pictured below) who create ergonomically-friendly, yet insanely comfortable, bean bag chairs that you can use in your home office.

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Other ideas? Have something unique in your home office that you’d like to share? Comment in the box below and tell us about it!

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