Wallpaper For The Home Office
In the modern age, people are working from home far more often. The remote economy is booming with people checking in with the corporate office from their home computers. In addition, entrepreneurs often work out of the house as do those with a moonlight passion. This means that more and more people need a spot in the home that fuels creativity and productivity. However, there isn’t just one style of wallpaper that is perfectly suited for the home office. A coastal wallpaper may promote a calm and clear mind, while a geometric wallpaper might help get in the analytic zone. We’ll show you how some people use wallpaper to enhance their work-from-home situation.
The Traditional Home Office
If you’re looking to set up a more traditional office at home, then you might want darker and more masculine decor. Offices, especially in a corporate setting, are thought to be power centers and analytical. Deals are being made and problems are being solved. Here are a couple of examples of wallpaper being used in a more traditional home office setting.
Jaci from @jaci.daily uses the Stalactite Wallpaper design. It uses the shibori technique in its style but it also functions geometrically to help the walls seem a bit taller. The darker colors in the decor, including the desk, help the room feel like a more serious place.
Herringbone Wallpaper is a versatile style. It is suitable for nearly any room in the home. Here @livingpeterson uses the design for their home office in the Thunderbolt Blue colorway. With a black desk and dark wood accents, it looks like a space where you have your family’s monthly budget all worked out. Now, no cinema this month. We have Christmas credit card debt to pay off.
A HOME OFFICE THAT INSPIRES
Maybe you don’t want your home office to look like any typical home office. You want it to be fun, exciting and inspirational. It’s not a place where you’ll be crunching numbers. Rather, it’s a sanctuary where you’ll be coming up with ideas. Here is some inspiration to fuel your creative spirit.
Merichelle from We’re The Joneses had an office that was messy and masculine. She wanted to create a space that was organized and had a feminine aesthetic. Originally, it was made for her husband who worked from home during her pregnancy. Three years on, she is the one who works from home and it needs to reflect her personality. She uses the whimsical Birds Of Paradise wallpaper for her home office. It’s a gorgeous chinoiserie pink wallpaper. In addition, she also painted the dark brown masculine elements and turned them into a bright white. Check out the dramatic before and after below.
Dabito had a purposeless room and decided to turn it into a creative office that also functions as a lounge area. Mostly inspired by a print from a Vietnamese French painter named Mai Trung Thứ, he used the Travelers Palm design by Bethany Linz. He called it “a really subtle and calming wallpaper.” Additionally, he goes on to say that “It completely transformed the space and added a layer of richness and texture.” Check out the transformation below.
Kathy from Up-To-Date Interiors had a windowless room in her home that she wanted to turn into a functional office. So, she decided to bring the outside in. She uses the Woodland Birds design to bring the freshness of the English countryside and effectively brought the room to life. Who needs windows?
Nicole from Making It Lovely had a 3rd floor attic that she wanted to turn into an office. Off to the side of the main room was a little closet area. She wanted to do something completely bold in this space and create that “wow” factor. She used the Ornithology Wallpaper and transformed the closet into a place that not only serves as a storage space but has also become her kids’ favorite part of the house.
From the attic to the basement, Stephanie from Casa Watkins Blog wanted to tackle her husband’s barely used office. She turned the neglected dungeon into a creative colorful “mom cave” using the Overgrown Wallpaper designed by Kitty McCall on the ceiling. Now she has inspiration she can look up to.
Medina Grillo is a DIY & Home Improvement blogger who didn’t have an entire room to work with. Rather, she had a small nook to make into a dedicated office space. She uses the Nixon Wallpaper with its criss-crossing lines to add some interest and to separate the space from the rest of the room. This geometric wallpaper is the type of design that is all about focus.
Ashley from Curls & Cashmere has a multi-purpose room. One of those purposes is to have an office where she can work on her blog while waiting for the laundry to finish drying. She used the Shibori Star design to make a dramatic statement. Clearly she doesn’t want her office to be a mundane spot.
What type of home office would you like to create? If you were to choose a wallpaper for your home office, what sort of style and color would make it a productive space? From the examples we have seen, there are a number of ways you can go. Emphasize masculinity or femininity. Likewise, go for a fun or a serious mood. Finally, choose an analytical style like something geometric or something bold and colorful that simply puts you in a great mood. You are only limited by your imagination.