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Three unique home office styles to show off your personality

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With freelancing and remote work on the rise, more and more people are making sure they have room for office space at home. Your home office is where you produce your best work; it’s only right that you customize it to your personal liking to show your personality. Having a workspace that is stylish and comfortable can inspire you to work more efficiently. Of course, everyone has different needs for their work line, so it’s important to consider a few key elements when creating your office design.

First of all, a home office has to work for you and your particular needs. But by no means does that mean it has to be sterile and boring! In fact, a dull atmosphere is more likely to stifle your creativity and productivity. Your workspace should show off your personality and individual style. It should be a place where you feel relaxed, energized, balanced, and happy.

A personalized home office design can also enhance your productivity. You want to make the most of your workspace, whether you’re using it to run a business, as a creative space, do occasional freelance work, or simply take care of bills. Your office design should be functional and conducive to your particular needs and workflow. It’s all about creating a space that serves you.

Desk setup fits your styleYour home office needs to fit your personal style and still remain a place where your inner CEO can get down to business! Decorating your home office and dream desk setup needs to be about your productivity and your creative flair, and emotional happiness. There are a LOT of design styles out there that can be utilized to make any space fit your style. When it comes to building the right desk setup and formatting the perfect workspace, it doesn’t have to be all about keeping things plain and simple. Stay true to yourself and create the home office space of your dreams. 

Here are three unique home office styles and some desk setup ideas to match to help show your personal productivity!

The Tech Enthusiast

If you’re a gamer, content creator, producer, or designer, then your work’s quality relies heavily on all of that precious tech you’ve invested in. The tech enthusiast’s office doesn’t need to look like it’s straight out of the latest episode of Star Wars (but if that’s your thing, that’s cool too!). It simply needs to incorporate all of your gadgets, gizmos, and accessories in one sharp-looking modern home office.

You obviously need a lot of space and designated homes for all of your tech. But to really feel ahead of the game (and if it’s within your budget), think beyond the desk. Install lights that turn on via voice command. And room temperature controls that can be adjusted via your smartphone. 

Desk Setup for tech guyFeatures of a tech-heavy desk

  • Screen space: The tech enthusiast needs AT LEAST two screen displays to make workflow and gameplay more efficient and smooth. But how many screens are too many? The answer is, you can never have enough screen space! With the addition of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the sky’s the limit.

  • Ports please: A tech-savvy desk needs to have a port for EVERYTHING. USB ports, power strips, and every adaptor under the sun. Make sure your ports are plentiful and easy to access; otherwise, do you even tech bro?

  • Desk space: With so much tech to support, tech-heads commonly need a lot of desk space and a lot of storage. You’ll need a desk large enough to comfortably fit your tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop, printer, scanner, speakers; you get the drill. And for when you need to find things on the go, make sure every item within your desk setup has a designated home. The L-shaped SmartDesk from Autonomous is a beast of a standing desk that will give you more than enough space and then some!

  • Organized mess: Don’t get lazy, yo! We know how tempting it is to leave your tools lying around so you can go back to shooting enemies. Make sure you put everything back in its place and for the love of everything good, manage your cables! Lots of tech means lots of wires, and a simple cable tray or some zip ties can do wonders for that mess that lies beneath.

The Minimalist

Clean lines and simplistic design choices are so trendy right now, and the popularity of minimal living ain’t going anywhere. This style is perfect for those that like to work in a space totally free of clutter.

When it comes to keeping your workspace minimal and clean, but you still want to bring out your personality, a simple accent wall can do all of the work for you! Instead of having lots of throw pillows, or cluttering your desk with lots of pictures, find a pop of color to be your inspiration. Minimalism is all about letting go of the THINGS that surround us, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be colorful and bright!

Desk setup for minimalistFeatures of a minimalist desk

  • Practicality: Finding a desk that is functional should be PRIORITY NUMBER ONE! The minimalist lifestyle is focused on keeping the bare necessities, so your work desk needs to be super practical. 

  • Simple and clean: Simple and elegant design is always the main driver behind putting together the minimalist workspace. Function first! And clean, bold lines always. Nearby shelves and pegboards can help to optimize space and keep your desk looking stylish and clean. Focusing on smooth textures can help further enhance the minimalist look.

  • The bare essentials: A desk that fits your basic office needs is perfect. It doesn’t have to be huge, but it should still sustain your work needs with enough extra space to let you breathe both physically and mentally. The SmartDesk 2 from Autonomous is known for its minimal design, quality, and performance. The standing desk comes in two sizes to fit into any larger or smaller workspace.

  • Color pop: The minimalist usually keeps things relatively monochromatic, but you don’t have to keep everything black and white. The colorful minimalist can add color to their minimal lifestyle by sticking to a strict color scheme, creating a strong sense of harmony and flow within the workspace.

The Naturist

Bringing a touch of nature indoors is a great way to relieve stress and make your home office way more productive. When it comes to bringing the outside in, it doesn’t just mean having a lot of plants. Some sunshine, fresh air, and open plan views can do wonders for your frame of mind and productive workflow throughout the day. When it comes to decorating your home office, find the best room in the house with an abundance of natural light. The more windows, the better!

Of course, plants still play a big part. Find indoor plants that won’t be too difficult to care for. And why not consider going a step further when decorating the home office by taking a stance and taking care of the planet. Think organic, sustainable, and recycled materials for everything within the space. From your furnishings to your lightbulbs, and your stationery, for example.

Desk setup for nature loverFeatures of a nature lover’s desk

  • Be good to Mother Earth: It’s all about materials! When it comes to equipping your home office, focus on natural, organic, and sustainable everything.

  • Ample space to breathe: Not just for you, but for your plants! Your desk should be able to fit not only your work needs but also your plants! A sense of open space will keep things feeling fresh and airy as if you’re working outdoors.

  • Natural tones: When looking for a desk to furnish your office, neutral tones are important for bringing a part of mother nature indoors. Find a desk that is made of 100% wood or resembles colors and textures found directly in nature. The SmartDesk 2 from Autonomous comes in a variety of natural colors and finishes such as Bamboo, White Oak, and Walnut.

It’s time to show your personality!

What does your desk setup say about you? It’s time to share your unique personality with the world. Take part in the #AutonomousSetupPhotoChallenge, and you could win yourself $2000 COLD HARD CASH! No, we’re not kidding. A whopping $2000 is up for grabs! Joining the challenge is easy. 

Desk setup photo challenge

  • Get your creative juices flowing and take the best photo of your own unique desk setup. Make sure your desk setup features either an Autonomous SmartDesk or one of our ergonomic office chairs.

  • Submit your quality photo to the #AutonomousSetupPhotoChallenge page.

  • Share your entry with your friends, family, and colleagues. The photo that gets the most VOTES, LIKES, and SHARES will take home the big prize! Those that vote for your photo also go in the running to win 1 of 3 Dual Monitor Arms from Autonomous.

  • Remember. The sooner you join the challenge, the sooner you can start accumulating votes! So clean up that workspace and take your best shot. Good luck!

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