How to create an inspiring, harmonious & friendly home office?

The trends in office Design in the past years have shifted to reflect an open concept.

While open office layouts have their benefits, there is still lack of  intimacy,  source distraction and environmental noise pollution. Recently the needs have changed significantly and the goal is to improve productivity adding a balanced human touch.

Nowadays the world is changing and we need to rethink the way we work by promoting  teleworking.

The biggest difference between working from home and working in the office is that you are in charge of your environment. A well-designed office can increase your energy and make you more engaged with your work.

Have a dedicated space and make it comfortable choosing combination of materials, textures, patterns, and colors.

Choose a chair you can sit in for eight hours a day. Find an area with good natural lighting if at all possible. Choose your colors, while blue is good if you’re in a creative field and green walls might spark innovation. Gray, yellow, and white seem to have less positive effects on worker performance.

Place objects in your line of sight, one of your favorite paintings, a vase full of fresh flowers, a corkboard displaying your favorite family photo, or anything else that will provide an aesthetically positive break from screen time. Add plants to your home office that help to sterile your work space.

Télétravail : les conseils d’une architecte pour travailler chez soi reportage BX1

Depuis le début du confinement, un Belge sur deux fait du télétravail. Il n’est parfois pas simple de travailler depuis chez soi. Caroline Notté, architecte bruxelloise, prodigue quelques conseils pour travailler efficacement chez soi.

Cela tient notamment aux matériaux utilisés, à la luminosité, mais aussi à la hauteur du mobilier et aux couleurs appliquées sur les murs.

■ Reportage de Philippe Jacquemotte et Marjorie Fellinger, avec Raphaël Sossa