As the leaves start to turn colors and fall from the trees, it can only mean one thing: fall is officially here! And with fall comes a whole new batch of interior design ideas for your home office.
The home office has become a growing trend since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the work-from-home culture that presented itself to the world. Now we are mostly past the virus, companies have realized the productivity of working at home doesn't affect employee output. Therefore, lots of people plan to design a new workspace.
Whether you're looking to update your space for the new season or are just starting to think about designing your new home office, we've got you covered. Here we'll share some of our favorite interior design ideas for fall 2022 and give you a few tips on implementing them in your own space. So let us get the creative juices flowing.
Welcoming Fall with Color
As the temperature outside starts to cool down, we begin to crave cozy, warm spaces to retreat to. One of the best ways to achieve this feeling in your home office is by adding some fall-inspired colors into the mix.
Tones like burnt orange, mustard yellow, and ruby red can add a touch of warmth to any space, including your home office. And if you're not quite ready to commit to painting your walls, consider adding a few colorful accents in the form of throw pillows, blankets, or even artwork.
With intense colors like the above, it's worth considering the amount you use. Many beginner designers fall into the trap of going overboard with the bright colors, making the space look messy and confused, with the overall results coming out poor. Try to use vivid colors sporadically to be impactful but not too in your face.
Mix Up Your Current Desk Setup
For starters, you can look at changing out your current desk setup. Out with the old and in with the new as the season turns over.
Get a Desk Lamp
Using a desk lamp is an essential part of any home office. Working late sometimes happens, and sometimes your shadow can get in the way of the room's main light. You need a lamp that will produce enough light to work by but for a fall theme, something that gives off a warm and inviting glow.
If you already have a lamp, think about changing the bulb to a softer yellow light and moving away from the white light often fitted in desk lamps. The yellow light will be sure to compliment your new fall-themed space.
Get a New Desk
If you've been meaning to get a new desk chair or are in dire need of an upgrade, there's no better time than now. A new desk is key to any office worker's productivity, so make sure you choose wisely.
The desk is the center point of the office, so matching the color and texture up with your current choices is integral to getting your fall style right. A great starting point is the Falken Desk which offers a rustic look to the space and incorporates a lovely natural wood grain, a common component of fall.
Get a New Desk Chair
A desk chair needs to offer two things. Obviously, the most important thing would be for it to be comfortable and give good lumbar support. Nevertheless, you’ll want it to look good in the space and fit in with your interior design. It can be a tricky balance but don’t be discouraged. There are many options out there.
The Orange Alex Mid-Century Chair is fitting for any fall-themed office. It offers excellent comfort, and its stylish design allows it to fit into your office like a gem. Another great option is the Continental Chair which comes in a wheatgrass beige color, sure to go with any color palette you choose.
Make a Desk Ornament
Making a desk ornament could be for the kids or the creative people looking to get innovative with their design ideas. A desk ornament is a small item that sits on your desk and brightens up the space. An ornament could be anything from a picture frame to a paperweight.
One great idea for a fall-themed desk ornament is to go for a forage around the garden or woods to see what you can find. It is a great way to add a personal and natural touch to the room. You could also buy a small porcelain pumpkin or gourd to use as an ornament which you can buy.
Add a Luxurious Pen Holder
You might not think that a pen holder is all that important, but it can really make a difference to your interior design. A well-designed and stylish pen holder can add a touch of luxury to the room and make it feel more high-end.
A gold hexagon pen holder is perfect for those looking to add a bit of luxury, and they are also versatile to fit in with both your fall design and other styles throughout the year.
In the Space
Once you’ve finished upgrading your desk, it’s time to move on to the rest of the space in your home office.
Every office needs a notice board, whether for a huge office space with hundreds of office workers or for your home office, so you don't forget you have an important Skype call with your senior manager this Friday.
Bulletin boards are so versatile and can quite literally be used for anything you want. So with that at the forefront of our thought process, why not use the board to embody a seasonal greeting to your office space?
You can go as simple or complex with this idea as you want. A basic way to do this would be to buy some fall-themed postcards and dot them around the board. Then, all you need to do is start adding in any important notes, reminders, or anything else you would usually use the board for.
A great starting point for a bulletin board that will fit in your home office this fall is the Blue Flower Nouveau from The Hauss. It has a classical Art Nuevo-style frame centered around a dark background.
Interior design is often mistaken to be by looks alone. Smells lift the room to another level and take people back to a memorable and meaningful time. Using fall smells, you can transport yourself back to some fond memories of when you visited a pumpkin patch or a cozy cabin in the woods.
There are many ways to do this, but the most common way is to get scented candles or stick scents. Great scents to encapsulate fall are pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and gingerbread. Don't forget about how they look.
Add In Some Halloween Decorations
Bring your inner child out and have a bit of fun by decorating the room for the spooky Halloween season. It is a great way to add some life to the room and make it feel more like fall.
You don't have to go all out with this one, but adding some small items here and there can really make a difference. A few fake spider webs in the corner, some pumpkin-themed knick-knacks, or even just a small set of fairy lights go a long way.
Hang Some Fall Wall Art
Now's the time to mix up the wall art and introduce some new pieces that fit in with the season. Bring a touch of nature into the room with some fall-themed wall art, including leaves, pumpkins, or other natural elements. You can find some great prints online or even make your own if you're feeling artistic.
Create Fall Vibes with Flowers
Dried flowers go a long way during fall. They fit perfectly into the seasonal vibes of falling foliage and the shedding deciduous plants. They can last months without water, so you don't have to worry about them wilting away.
You can get a fabulous bouquet of dried flowers from your local flower store or online. Make sure to mix the colors and species to add dimensionality and depth to the arrangement. A simple vase will do the trick to hold them together. You may want to incorporate a pop of color into the room with the vase, perhaps something to represent that gamboge yellows of autumn.
Add Storage Cupboards
Need somewhere to keep all of your paperwork in one place? Any home office needs some sort of storage cupboard to keep things tidy and in one place.
The Wittman Cabinet is a great storage option that perfectly matches any fall interior design scheme. It offers three drawers and two cupboard spaces for all of your document storage needs.
You could also go for something a little more fun and creative, like the Gold Square Bookcase. This piece is an open storage unit that would be great for books, paperwork, or some lovely office decorations.
Get Some Ornaments for the Window Sill
Window sills are often forgotten about when it comes to interior design, but they offer an excellent opportunity to add some seasonal ornaments. A few small pumpkins or gourds, some leaves, or even some autumn-themed pictures in frames can really brighten up the space.
It's incredible because it allows you to get festive throughout the seasons and interchange them throughout the different times of the year. And you don't need to be limited to the windowsill too. Try adding some ornaments to your bookshelf or on your storage cupboard. Hanging plants are very popular nowadays, and it would be worth having a shop around to see what you can find.
Keep Natural Light in Mind
Natural light is one of the key factors professional interior designers consider when designing a space. It brightens up the room and makes it feel more open and airy.
When interior designing your home office this fall, take some time to think about how you can incorporate more natural light into the space. Try not to block the window too much and keep it as open as possible.
If you don't get all that much natural light, then again, this should be considered in your designs. Try to go for lighter colors that will reflect the light more and disperse what natural light you do get throughout the room.
Get an Office Sofa
If you're lucky enough to have a room big enough to fit in a sofa, then why would you? Studies show that a nap of just 10 minutes can increase alertness and overall productivity. By adding an office sofa, you can take a breather from the stress of work.
You could go for a darker-colored sofa like the Apgar Leather Square Arm Sofa as it's fall. This fantastic sofa will fit right into your home office designs. Plus, the comfort it offers is exquisite.
Looking For More Tips? Contact the Pros!
If you really want to make your home office fall-ready and don't know where to start, consider hiring an interior designer. Not only will they be able to help you choose the perfect colors and make sure you don't go overboard with them, but they'll also be able to pick out some lovely items that will fit into the space, complimenting one another.
Getting an interior designer is a great way to start if you're new to interior design, but they can come with a hefty price tag, which is why The Hauss offers a service called E-Design.
E-Design is a more affordable interior design service that still gives you all the benefits of hiring a professional interior designer. With E-Design, you'll receive a custom design of your space, all simulated using computers. All you will need to do is speak with an interior design specialist to bring your design ideas to life.