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Designing The Space For Your Home Business

Designing The Space For Your Home Business

Above: Alison Cayne’s West Village home office via

If you are thinking about setting up a business in your home, you are not alone. It is actually becoming more and more common for people to turn to this way of  doing business, and it’s something of which many people believe they could excel. There are many aspects to all of this which you need to pay attention to in order to ensure that your business does well and that it fits well within your home. But something which is commonly overlooked is the act of actually designing the interior space in which your business will function. This is hugely important, as it sets the tone for the business from the outset. Let’s look at what you might want to consider on this front.

home office interior design ideas inspiration. Credit via
home office interior design ideas inspiration. Credit via

Keep True To The Business

You will want to make sure, from the very start, that you are doing everything you can to keep the design as true to your business as possible. This ultimately means that the space itself should reflect what your business is about, and you might find that there is much more to this process than meets the eye. In some cases, it will be hugely important in terms of the actual running of the business to get this right. If you are to be running a therapy business from home and your customers will actually be visiting you there, for example, then you will want to have the space designed in the manner of a healthcare company, with the help of the likes of Levitch. But even for a usual home business, the design will need to inspire and encourage you to work – and that’s no small feat.

Ikea offers some wonderful home office solutions
Ikea offers some wonderful home office solutions

Allow Space – But Not Too Much

One of the hardest decisions of all in all of this will be in determining what space you want to use for your business. Again, it depends on the company in question and what you will really need to do, and nobody but you can tell you exactly what you are hoping for here. But what you can do is to take a look at the possible spaces around your home, and see which seem like the most likely contenders. You need a space which is plenty to work in, but not so much that it encroaches on the home itself. Getting this fine balance right is difficult, but worth it.

home office inspiration via
home office inspiration via

Decor With Work In Mind

You will need to feel inspired to work, and that will require that you pay a little attention to the decor in the space. You want this to be fairly light and easygoing, but not so vapid that there is no character to it at all. Once again, you will find that it is a tricky art of balancing extremes, in this case between the complete homely effect and the utterly office-like one. Find the right in-between here and it is bound to make a considerable difference to how well you can actually work in that space.

interior designer Mary McDonald
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