No one loves sitting in a bland cubicle or a cookie cutter home office. They’re boring and mind-numbing, neither of which helps you with work.

Designing your own bespoke office if like creating an oasis that’s all your own. You get a custom design in the wood, colors and styles that suit you best.

After all, if just walking into your office makes you feel happier, you’ll be more eager to start your day. However, there are a few secrets to ensuring you get the office of your dreams.

Know Your Style Theme

Do you want something more modern or maybe more classic? What about a minimalist design? Odds are, you have some type of theme in mind. Before you work with someone to help build your bespoke office, know your theme. This helps them to better understand what type of furniture you have in mind, including which types of wood work best.

If you need some inspiration to figure out your theme, Architectural Digest has 50 inspiring home office designs and House Beautiful lists 20 great productive office designs.

Consider What Makes You Happy

Stop for a moment and think about what makes you truly happy. Perhaps you love an office with a bit of greenery, but space is limited. Consider designing shelving with open shelves on the outsides next to your window. Sit a few plants on the shelves without sacrificing desk space.

Do you love the look of old offices filled with darker woods and embellished carvings on shelves, chairs and desks? Design a bespoke office around what gets your creative juices flowing. The right office environment is scientifically proven to make you more productive. So, consider what types of elements make you happiest and design around those.

Keeping It Private

Some offices don’t have four walls to maintain privacy. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t have your own private office. The key is to design your own bespoke office with furniture that creates a more private environment. For instance, if you’re sharing an office with someone else, you might consider a floor-to-ceiling bookcase to split the office.

Another option would be to opt for a caddy-corner design with angular desks that fit into opposite corners. A large bookcase in the center of the room serves as a privacy screen and creates a unique looking office.

Before meeting with a builder, carefully consider how to make your office seem as private as possible so you’re not constantly being disturbed.

Leave Room To Move

While some people are lucky enough to have large rooms to use for their offices, others have little more than a closet. This doesn’t mean you have to be cramped.

Instead, talk to your designer about creative bespoke furniture options. You can customize the designs to not only fit smaller spaces, but still leave you room to move. Perhaps you could have a desk that looks like it belongs in a billionaire’s office, but it actually rolls to the side to reveal a short hidden bookcase.

Talk to your builder about the space available. You can still have the office of your dreams, but it might just be on a smaller scale.

Choosing Your Storage

To optimize productivity, you want storage that’s easy to get to, at least for the items you use most. After all, you wouldn’t want to have to walk across the room every time you needed to answer the phone. This is why you place it on your desk.

Depending on your design theme, you’ll want to talk about custom-sized drawers to store files, supplies, manuals, tech accessories and more. With custom drawers, the items you need most fit perfectly versus getting lost in deep desk drawers. You might even include a hidden compartment to hide a flash drive with all your passwords.

The same goes for bookcases and shelving. While most traditional offices do have bookcases, you may want something different. You may prefer cabinets that have doors that match you chairs or floating shelves to showcase your accolades.

Are you ready to design your own bespoke office? Contact our team today to start discussing your design ideas.

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