Whether you’ve got your own fashion magazine, work for a modeling agency, or are just a fashion blogger who wants to make their home office chic and pretty so they’d feel more inspired in it, how you arrange the space where you work matters a lot. It’s especially important if you plan to have any clients around, and if you want it to be both trendy and practical. But how do you do it without huge money and time investments? How do you make sure it’s truly gorgeous, and not just appealing at the first glance? Well, we’ve got some tips that will help you out.
Assign a space for everything
It’s important to separate everything into sections, and assign each section to a specific order of business. You’ll want your offices, meeting rooms, and work tables all to be in different areas so people who don’t have any business in your space wouldn’t linger around. This is also important for those who are working from home – you’ll need to designate a specific area of your house or apartment to be your “office.” Even if it’s nothing more than a little corner, it will be a corner where work gets done, so you’ll instantly feel more motivated when you enter it.
Try to have as much natural light as possible
This is really, really important for any business that deals with colors in any way. Whether you’re a fashion journalist or a designer, you need to have a good source of natural lighting because it makes all the difference in how a garment, or makeup, or a design looks like. Besides, natural light will make a home or an office look more luxurious, so do set up all your desks near big windows. If this isn’t available to you, you want to make sure to invest in good artificial lighting, and to make it stylish you can pick an ornamental chandelier to grace the ceiling. Have task lamps lying on each desk, and coordinate the colors of the lamps with the colors on the carpet.
Grab a ton of cozy chairs
Every business needs plenty of good chairs, and while you don’t need to have sofas lying around everywhere, styling up a bunch of vintage wooden chairs with a few pillows and faux furs can give it a nice boho vibe. Of course, you can keep the space looking minimalist and only grab a few black chairs and glass desks which will make it look sleek. Pick based on the style of your business, but do invest in comfort, especially if you’ll have clients over.
A creative mess is not actually nearly as productive as people make it out to be. While clutter does tend to pile up around artsy types of people, it’s actually very difficult to work when you’re surrounded by chaos. It’s a particular challenge in spaces where a lot of people pass, so you really need to organize your workspace and prevent accumulating stuff. To do this, find plenty of filing cabinets, waste bins, transparent filing binders, shelves, and desks with plenty of drawers so you could keep it all neat. If you’ve got limited space, then keep your office minimalist in style and consider investing in built-in storage.
Give it all a personal touch
Cold, clinical-looking workspace can make even the most motivated mind feel uninspired. You want the office to feel comfortable and creative, and the best way to do this is to add everything a personal touch. Perhaps a few succulents here and there, plenty of fashion posters, artistic photographs, ornamental pottery, or even framed paintings or photographs of the employees. You can also hang up vintage jewelry around, and even throw a cozy bean bag in there.
Don’t stop until you’re happy with your workspace! After all, it’s where the magic happens, so make sure you’re surrounded by a good atmosphere and a nicely decorated interior to get your creative juices flowing.