Your home office is a reflection of you and your character. Every detail, from its design, organisation, down to the location within your house, says a lot more about your personality and work style than you may think.
Do you enjoy the simplicity of your dining room table? Perhaps the clean lines and sharp edges of a minimalist office resonate with you? Or maybe it’s the peaceful connection to nature tucked away at the bottom of your garden that ignites your productivity?
Whether sleek or hectic, basic or practical, how you like to WFH says more about your personality than you think. Below, domain and hosting experts Fasthosts have collated nine different styles of office spaces, and what personality traits they may reflect about you.
The Makeshift Office
Whether it’s the dining room table or an ironing board, you’re forever pushing clutter aside to jump on your next sales target meeting. You’re free-spirited and enjoy a touch of chaos. Whether you’re lacking space, enjoy the flexibility, or prefer living in the moment, the pop-up desk life is for you.
Whether you’re eternally stressed, a mad genius, or just messy – a cluttered space could mean many things about you. People with messy desks tend to be more creative, insightful, and tend to favour multitasking. But although you may swear it’s organised chaos, clutter definitely creates disorganisation and hinders your productivity – so it may be time for a clear-out.
A minimalist office space goes hand in hand with simplicity and focus. The aim of minimalism is owning fewer possessions, by doing so you can keep your workspace free of distractions. You are a structured individual who dislikes wasting time, and values quality over quantity, because minimalism is not a phase, it’s a lifestyle.
Think dark mahogany, an expansive vintage book collection, and the smell of warm musk. You like the finer things in life, or, you may just like the unconventional. You are bright, well-informed, and influential. This type of workspace is inspiring to you, and a form of escapism, you can lock yourself away and enjoy the nostalgia of the good ol’ days.
A lover of high-tech gadgets, you’re always first to snag the latest trend. Your home office embodies sharp design, numerous plug sockets, and endless smart gadgets like mini desk hoovers and smart screen extensions. Other than being passionate about tech, you are analytical, a problem solver, curious, a continuous learner, and always up to date with all the latest tech releases.
The office, your latest home improvement project, is never quite finished, and a continuously fluctuating space. Your desk is probably made of repurposed crate pallets, and has a couple of shelving units still waiting to go up either side of it. You are an inventive, imaginative, and resourceful person, you don’t like things to stay the same for too long, and as a perfectionist there’s always room for improvement.
Your office-slash-studio, the place you let your creativity run wild. Beyond the confines of your usual work hours, when the clock strikes 5 p.m., you trade spreadsheets for paintbrushes to slip into your flow state and explore your artistic freedom. You are creative, intuitive, and a visionary, whether it be the collating end-of-year reports or exploring conceptual art, your ambition and focus shine through.
Surrounded by nature at the bottom of the garden is your happy place. It’s great for both unwinding with a book and a tea, and back-to-back meetings. You enjoy your peace and quiet and getting out of your home space even if it is only a few stepping stones away. Probably introverted, reliable, you enjoy your home comforts and your personal space, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!
Your cupboard turn office is the home working station for space-savvy individuals. Ingenious and inventive however small your office is, you take pride in practicality, sensibility, and functionality over anything else. When you’re done you can shut the door and pack it all away as if today was yesterday.