Interior Design Masters: What to Avoid When Decorating a Home Office – “Interior Basics”

Ten aspiring designers took their first challenge on the BBC’s Masters in Interior Design tonight to break into the world of commercial interior design. The challenge was to decorate high-end rental apartments in Manchester. Working in pairs, budding designers took over a living room or master bedroom and worked together on a shared home office.

Home offices have grown in popularity over the past couple of years, with many Britons working from home permanently.

Some people have even moved out to gain an extra room, turning it into a home office space.

Making a home office space comfortable is crucial to being productive.

On the show, Richard and Molly were paired up to complete the challenge.

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Matthew added: “There’s a lack of cohesion, I suspect a lack of experience, it just feels like someone sat down with a laptop, bought a few tracks and put them in. “

The apartment also lacked greenery, which other applicants added to their spaces.

Alysha Alli, the interior designer at Redrow, recently shared her top interior tips for home decorating, including adding plants.

The expert said: “With more of us spending time indoors, bringing the outdoors in through earthy color tones, such as sage greens and pastel blues, can create a seamless transition between home and garden, perfect for those long hours in your home office. .

“Adding plants to your living space will instantly create a soothing atmosphere, while purifying the air and increasing your productivity, to help make your home a more environmentally friendly place to live and work. healthier.

“If well cared for, the plants make the perfect indoor addition and, depending on the plant, can be recycled in the garden if they get too big.”

Betty K. Park