Contemporary House in Tulse Hill by Anita BourneContemporary Home Office, London
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Brighten with a rugAll white can be calm and non-distracting – useful in a working environment – but it can also look a bit sterile and cold. By simply laying down a patterned rug, you can dramatically alter the feel of the space. Pinch one from another room first to try out the look.
Create contrast with concentrated patternIn an all-white space, concentrated pattern can be king. This eaves office has a pale colour scheme to lift light levels, but on the floor a patterned rug carries the focus as well as helping to ground the design.Rugs can be focal points in all sorts of ways besides pattern. Look for deep-pile designs where texture is the point of difference, or unusual shapes that can break up an open-plan space or create a stage for a dining table and chairs.Tell us…What’s your favourite interiors piece and how have you presented it in your home? Share your thoughts and photos in the Comments section.
Desk the hallsFor narrow spaces, a console-style desk will take up floor area while making the most of available wall space. With just enough width for a computer, and being long enough for laying out other work, it’s the ideal size and shape for creating an office area in a small room, or even a wide corridor.