A Home Office In Your Log Cabin
If you are like me and feel more comfortable and focused in natural surroundings, establishing a rustic style office at home might be well suited for you. Integrating nature’s beauty inside your office at home can give you a comfortable and refreshing hideout if you don’t have time to take a hike through the countryside. I know for myself when I’m comfortable, I am able to think more clearly and become more productive.
Creating a rustic look and feel for the office at home is not a hard task nor does it need to be a costly endeavor. It’s possible that any of the furnishings you’ll need can be found elsewhere in your log cabin. A trip to your loft or basement may be beneficial since it might hold some old stuff to consider the focus for your office. Whether you are building a log cabin from a kit or from logs you cut yourself, you can even plan for your office while in the planning stage if you wish.
If you cannot locate a separate room to use for the office at home, you need to place partitions or walls up. The divider can be bamboo or other natural materials to make your workstation look friendly yet professional and favorable to working. Your workplace should be able to separate you and your work projects from your loved ones and from personal matters (or that fishing excursion you want to take!). You have to teach your children along with other family members and sociable neighbors the significance of giving you the privacy you need while you are working (even if you are just rocking in your “work chair” and staring out into the woods while planning your next big job!).
Paint the walls of the office at home with warm earth tone colors such as shades of brown and yellow. Forgo fancy carpet or ceramic tiles on the floor and go for rustic rugs or old wooden flooring for authenticity. If that is not possible, look around for something to meet your needs and budget.
You may need a table or desk along with a chair for the office at home. Choose natural wood, rattan, bamboo or any material that’s considered rustic. Your Grandma’s old rocking chair could be a nice addition also it can give a good venue for many brainstorming or relaxation sessions. Toss in some old fashion pillows for a more country look and hang a rustic mirror on the wall to produce an illusion of wider spaces.
Even though this is a rustic office, don’t forget to take care of your electrical needs, as well as phone and Internet plugs. Make sure if you are in the country that you invest in a good surge protector to protect your equipment. Depending on your business, you may wish to protect your log cabin office with an alarm system.
Keep your home office personal by integrating your interests in the selection of decorations and furnishings. Possibly a shelf formed just like a boat for any ocean lover or perhaps a trophy hanging on the wall for any hunter.
Rustic used to imply something old, cheap and boring. Now it talks of sophisticated simplicity and luxury. Surround yourself with nature’s charms and become inspired to complete your projects in the convenience of your own log house. If clients stop by to see you they will be envious of your good fortune!