21 20 E R A D I S T I N C T I V E P R O P E R T I E S L U X E C O R N E R S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 2 2 H O M E O F F I C E T R E N D S Setting the tone Color is a crucial element of design in any room, but it’s especially important in your home office. Keep in mind that you are likely going to spend several hours of your day (or more) in this space, so you’ll want to choose a color that suits your personality. Perhaps you work better with absolutely no distractions, in which case warm, neutral tones are your best bet. Or maybe you draw inspiration from vibrant colors and eclectic artistic touches. The important thing is to know your work style and to use hues that complement it. Eco-friendly elegance Environmental sustainability continues to be a top trend in luxury design, and that ethos extends to home offices. Many of the aforementioned natural light lamps use LED bulbs, which are far more energy-efficient than regular bulbs and thus better for the environment (and your electricity bill). You can also accentuate your space with low-maintenance, indoor-friendly plants such as English ivy or peace lily, both of which have been touted by some experts for their ability to absorb toxins in the air. Shed some light If you spend a large portion of your day staring at a computer screen or poring over documents, you’ll know how important it is to have good lighting in your office. Natural light minimizes eye strain, boosts mood and imparts a welcoming ambiance; if you have natural light in your room, place your desk or workspace near the source of that light in order to take full advantage of it. If you don’t have natural light in your home office, you can emulate its benefits with a sophisticated natural light lamp, which is designed to mimic the light of the sun. These lamps often come equipped with a range of customizable color and brightness settings, as well as glare-reducing lenses; some even include wireless device chargers. Floor lamps with adjustable pivot lighting are a great choice for those who work in more than one spot within their office or who share the room with others. Environmental sustainability continues to be a top trend in luxury design. " "