Over the past few months, our daily lives and routines have completely changed. One of the biggest adjustments we’ve had to make is setting up a more permanent home office space. Spending more time in our homes has led us to naturally wonder about what updates, both big and small, we can finally do – all over the country we’ve been ticking off those DIY to-dos that have been on our lists for years.
It’s been more important than ever to have a home office set up where you can feel at ease, allowing you to get a full day’s work done. Some people may have had to create a home office in their open dining or kitchen area, and others may have taken over the spare room, but one thing is for sure, there’s never been a better time to consider how you’d like to style your ideal working from home space.
When it comes to surface choice, it’s important to consider how different colours and palettes can affect your mood and concentration, as you want to make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable. A paler marble or marble-effect quartz is the ideal choice for the home office as it can act as a neutral backdrop to any work you are doing (particularly useful if you work in the creative industry) and is also extremely versatile when it comes to fitting in with surrounding décor.
Avalanche marble is a luxurious and sophisticated choice for a desk tabletop. The swirls of grey, white and cream will instil a sense of freshness that will put you at ease every time you open your laptop or get your pen out. If your home office set up is in an open space like your dining room or in the corner of an open living room, consider using a material such as Avalanche marble on the wall. It’s important to separate out your home and work life, and an indicator such as a feature wall, that doesn’t overpower or catch the eye too strongly, is the perfect way to do this.
Atlantic Stone granite is another suitable choice for home office spaces. Detailed yet subtle veining on a palette of greys and pale blues allows the surface to act as a suitable backdrop or tabletop surface for any manner of schemes, from makeshift coffee table desks to study walls.
To add a little bit of interest to your office walls, why not opt for a bookmatched slab of marble? A piece of Carrara with a beautiful bookmatch will add both interest and a touch of luxury to the walls of your home and act as a neutral yet exciting backdrop. For marble-effect alternatives, consider a quartz from the Radianz collection, there are plenty of materials to choose from that provide you with the look of marble with the added practical benefits of increased durability and ease of maintenance.