AD // My garden office has been complete for around half a year now and it’s become one of my favourite places to be. I thought originally when I had finished my office, the content about it would fizzle out but actually, that damn office has provided me with so many content ideas!
If you’re interested in checking out an of my previous posts about my home office, then here are a few of my favourites. I won’t link them all, as there’s too many!
- How A Garden Office Is Changing My Life
- 5 Desenio Collections Perfect For Your Home Office
- Finding the Perfect Paint Colour w/ Lick Home
I’ve had quite the experience designing, decorating and curating my perfect home office over the last year. Since February 2020, when I first met with my builder to discuss size and placement. It seems like a lifetime ago! We had so much to think about, such as location of my office, building materials, even which skip hire company to use.
And I know that a lot of people have obviously been working from home since 2020 and have found the value from doing so. I can imagine that home office renovations SHOT up last year and will continue to do so as people’s and businesses way of working continues to change.
I put a LOT of thought into my garden office and was very specific in some of the things I wanted and envisioned. It’s my space and my space only, I was determined not to let anyone else’s opinions influence me.
So if you’re planning a home office – whether you’re getting something new completely built like I did or simply renovating a room you already have in your home – here are 5 important things to think about when it comes to the design!
The colour of my office was a really important factor for me when it came to designing my office. I was lucky enough to work with the Lick paint brand on the colour of my office and I had a colour consultation with a professional interior designer to help me find the perfect colour, based on what I want and the sort of vibe I want.
When it comes to an office, it’s definitely important to not just go for whatever your favourite colour is and think about the sort of feel you want in your office. I went for a light sage green because it’s a calming colour and nothing that gets me too hyped up!
Obviously the next thing to think about is flooring and there’s a ton of lovely options to choose from. I personally went for a grey laminate wood-style flooring (which I know a lot of people don’t like but I personally love it with my interior). But you’ve got wood style flooring, laminate or even a carpet. It really does depend on personal preference and the overall vibe and feel of your office.
When I was building my office (haha “building”, watching the builders more like), I always knew that I wanted a LOT of natural light. With my office being a separate building in the garden, I wanted to be able to see the green of the garden, the trees, flowers and bushes and not need to have a lamp or light on all day. Which is exactly what I got and I love it!
So there are two things to consider when it comes to lighting: Electrical lighting and natural light. What sized windows do you want or do you already have? How much natural light gets in? Which direction does the sun set? (which is something to consider if you take a lot of photos in your office).
I mentioned in one of my first blog posts that I wasn’t going to have anything sentimental in my office. No pictures of loved ones or anything like that. Not even my dog. And I’ve kept to that ever since. This is personal for me but I don’t want ANYTHING to influence me when I’m working. I’m an empath, so I’m very easily affected by other people and things in my life.
Furnishing my office was my favourite part and I loved shopping for furniture. I went backwards and forwards a lot on the type of furniture I want, the colours, materials, wood etc. But I finally settled on white wood for my bookcase and office desk with a gorgeous pink chair for my cozy corner.
It’s worth looking at your office as a whole to see what sort of furniture will look and feel the best. How much space do you have? Do you want to go for wood? What shade? There’s endless questions, so this isn’t a point to overlook!
Well written and so wonderful post!!
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Great ideas! I love reading about your garden office. You are a creative soul! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Thank you 🙂 x
Love these tips and will keep them in mind as soon as we will have more space to decorate and get a home office! I love the views from your office you share on Instagram, it looks so peaceful x
A space for a home office is a big must for me and my partner as we are looking to move out together. I’d love a garden office, and making it cosy is important to me. Will keep all of these points in mind. I’m very envious of your garden office! Em x
If you need any garden office tips, you know where I am!
Love this post Jenny! I love the ideas you’ve put together, it’s going to come in handy for a lot of people. Xo
Elle – ellegracedeveson.com
Thank you lovely x
Love this post, Jenny! My home office is my favorite room and I loved decorating it when I first moved in. Furniture and decor portion is so fun! x
Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com
It really is!
You’ve mentioned some great points. I would love to have a garden office at some point. The idea of being separated from the main house and all its distractions really appeals to me.
Yes! It really appealed to me too and can confirm it’s an amazing space to have!
These are definitely such important things to consider when styling a home office! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you 🙂 x
Great post! I can’t wait to have my own office when I get my own place. Right now my desk is in my bedroom and multi-purpose, so it can get overwhelming quickly. Thanks for sharing your tips!
I bet it can! You’re welcome 🙂 x
I am a wood floors and natural lighting kind of gal and, recalling the shade of paint you went for, find the green very soothing and complementary!
Creating a space is a wonderous opportunity to take mental and emotional creative expression and turn it into a physical embodiment of you. Love the tips you share to help us reach our ‘yes’ moments!
You have some good taste 😉
These are great tips – I just wish I could have a little office but we really need to find a new place first!
Hopefully one day! x
I have an office area and your ideas are giving me serious decor vibes! I love the info — thanks for sharing!
Yay glad they helped!
Great post! I don’t currently have a home office but I’ll definitely be making one in the future and these will be so helpful! I think I’d definitely go for either a blue or mint green colour. Thanks for sharing x
Blue would be lovely! x
Thanks for the ideas! I might sell my dining table and make the dining nook an office. Not as beautiful as yours but way more productivity will happen 🙂
Sounds like a good idea!
These are such wonderful ideas for a home office. Building your own office sounds amazing! Congratulations on this and thanks for sharing.
Thank you 🙂 x
Lovely tips, Jenny! I don’t have a home office but do have an “office” space in the house I’m looking to redecorate for summer. Definitely keeping a few of these points in mind 🙂
Even an office space can apply to these points for sure! x
I love the idea of going with a calming colour when painting the office, it’s good to have a calm environment when working! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Yes totally agree! It helps SO much! x
Love the idea of a home office, great tips. 😀
Thanks for sharing
Thank you x
I decorated my office at home around this time last year and I’m still so happy with it. I do kind of want to update the prints and give it a new lease of life!
Yes! I have a ton of prints and I’m hoping to mix and match them over the year! x
Reading this post makes me want to redecorate my home office. Your tips sounds fun and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you x
Working from home makes me want to have a proper home office! I dream to have a cozy home office one day 😀 This will be a great tip especially about wall color and furniture! Thanks for sharing Jen x
Thank you! Hope you get your office one day x
Reading this makes me so excited to have my own proper office soon. I can’t wait to be designing it. These are some really good points to consider. Lighting will be a big one for me, as I will be taking photographs of products as well so I want to have lots of natural light. Thank you for sharing these points Jenny.
Yes, that’s a big one for me too. I’ve noticed my photos are SUCH better quality since taking them in my office because of all the natural light!
Great tips, wall colour is definitely a key part of the room! I love decorating my room with quotes and cute animal pics aha x
Thank you 🙂 Love a quote! x
Now I want to go on the Sims and plan out my perfect home office haha.
Lighting is so important, one of the first things I did working from home was set up by a window. My migraines decreased immediately when I had lots of natural light instead.
Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/
Haha I wish you hadn’t said that. I am DESPERATE to play The Sims again!!
I love the idea of a home office I can imagine decorating it was half the fun! 😊🤗 Xo
It’s so much fun for sure! x
I am moving in a month, so this post came right in time… I am thinking about a light beige wall and some green furniture. Not sure yet, but super excited!
Sounds absolutely lovely! x