Have you ever ended up with scraps of paper containing the various thoughts and ideas that come up while you are working? Designate one notebook to write them all down. It will keep the ideas safe and your office organized.
For this Brooklyn office, white walls and shelving units are the perfect blank canvas on which to layer graphic idea boards, colorful books and artwork. Clean, black accents finish off the space. Wall paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
Going paperless is a great idea, but setting up the scanner and transferring files is a chore. A wireless scanner lets you scan and save to the cloud, so your documents are available whenever (and wherever) you need them.
Waiting for the big idea to strike? There's plenty to inspire in this airy, bright workspace. Everything you need is here: comfortable seating, generous (yet subtle) storage ... and you can't beat the view from that office window.
Bright colors and bold patterns inspire creativity in this white, contemporary office. A ping pong table offers a fun spot to take a break and a large chalkboard wall allows for collaborative ideas to flow freely.
Though at first glance the office at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 appears perfectly traditional, a closer look reveals a charred cedar wood writing desk that offers a bit of destructive, rustic charm. "The design was inspired by the idea that some of the most beautiful pieces of literature, art and design result from destruction," designer Brittany Haines says.
The bright white living space in this interior design office is punctuated by bold colors and black-and-white accents. Open shelving with bins is perfect for easy-to-access storage, and the grouping of contemporary furniture is a great spot to gather and discuss ideas.
Sometimes necessity brings about the best and most creative ideas. A shortage of space is an inspiring dilemma with potentially great results. In order to make use of absolutely every available space in her apartment, online lifestyle editor Briana turned the open space under the stairs into a home office. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn.
The home office includes an architectural feature in the middle of the room, a brick chimney that was painted white like the walls. “We kept the brick because of the texture,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “And because it’s HGTV Urban Oasis, we like the idea of a little bit of an urban element in here.”
Keep your outgoing holiday cards ready to go outside your door in a wall mounted mail sorter. Your outgoing cards can double as decor before you drop them off at the local post office. A similar idea can be used for keeping all of your received holiday cards together for personal charm.