Do you #WFH? Working from home, or a hybrid of time in the office and at your home office, is the new way of work. For many people this has given rise to the need to create the perfect space for a home office that meets the changing needs of your life and home.

Start the new year off with a fresh, dedicated space for your home office with these tips and tricks. Start with the type of look you love and what makes sense for your home.

Make it easy

A low-maintenance, easy-to-clean space is a must, because with everything you need to do in a day, it’s one less thing to worry about. A tiled floor just needs a quick sweep and a weekly mop to keep them looking beautiful.

Some flooring options may require a protective floor cover in order to protect them from the wear and tear caused by a wheeled office chair. The weight of the furniture you choose could also cause unsightly indentations on your carpets. Tiles offer a more durable and hard-wearing option as they aren’t affected by your choice of furnishings, or by any foot or furniture traffic in the space.

Style it

A subtle cement-look pattern is perfect for a contemporary space, particularly when paired with wood furnishings. The rich diversity of stone-look patterns, with their unique shades and tones of earth-brown and cooler greys, add texture to the space.

Wood-look patterns are always a popular choice, for a warm and comforting space. For a softer feel underfoot, laminate flooring is an excellent alterative for a modern home office.

Be Practical

Beyond the choice of flooring, make sure you have everything you need close at hand, be that stationery, plug points, or just a place to put your coffee cup. Storage is also key to keeping the clutter of your work life contained within the space you’ve identified as your home office, separate from where you relax and spend time with your family.

Bring some greenery into the space, creating a calm space for you to work. Natural light and fresh air are a natural mood booster, which will help you stay focused as you navigate a work from home lifestyle.

Our homes have become a place where we work, and spend time with family and friends, so putting the time and effort into defining spaces for all these activities is important. A seamless look between the different areas within the home brings it all together. For inspiration to create your perfect home office space, browse the Tile Africa range of floor tiles or visit your nearest store.