Make your home office a glamorous reflection of who you are

Catching up on work from the living room sofa always seemed like a pleasure—up until it became a full-time affair. When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year and sent office workers home, many of us discovered that such improvised setups can also become wormholes of household clutter, nagging family members, and ergonomic strife.

With companies like Facebook and Twitter leading the charge to make working from home the new normal, the home office is finally top of mind once again. Whether used every day of the week or for an occasional evening brainstorm, a well-designed space can help shut out distractions, center the mind, and inspire creativity. Your home office should be a direct reflection of your personal style, passions, and aspirations. One of its biggest advantages compared to a corporate office—where workers are often limited to customizing a cubicle with quirky calendars and potted plants—is that you can do anything you want.

Compared to the upper-crust home work spaces of the 18th and 19th centuries, much has changed. Technology has largely done away with the need for floor-to-ceiling stacks of books, but it has also introduced an armada of plas­ticky components like monitors, printers, and scanners bursting with messy cables—none of which are as appealing to look at as antique globes, sextants, or Roman statuary. As a result, many designers aim to eliminate or hide as much of an office’s technological wizardry as possible. Fortunately, the Wi-Fi universe we now live in allows for a much less tethered feel than the old desktop computer. Many of those peripherals don’t even live in the office anymore—we now mostly put them in closets.

People aren’t printing as often as they used to, so the need for filing cabinets has disappeared, which frees up space for a secondary seating area. You absolutely need a comfortable desk chair, but we also like to include a lounge chair with an ottoman or a chaise for those moments of concentrated reading and thinking.

At the end of the day, a home office isn’t just a place to get things done—it’s a reflection of who you are. It should be designed to your style and your taste, it should allow you to be your best, most productive self.

CA Interiors can assist you in creating a new working environment in your home that reflects you. Contact Sue Hamilton on 082 950 3142.

Benefits of working with CA Interiors

It takes someone with an eye for composition and style to make a space aesthetically pleasing. Thus, consider getting an interior designer if you’re planning to design or remodel your house, can help your home look good. Here are the reasons why you should hire us.


We are professionals who can give you expert advice on designing your house. We are equipped with the right knowledge that will aid you with anything related to making your space comfortable and practical. With our expertise and experience, your home will be designed or remodelled perfectly according to your needs.


For first-time homeowners, hiring an interior designer will save you money as it will reduce and prevent you from unwanted spending. Most owners are making mistakes in purchasing unwanted products and services. We will provide advice on how to purchase quality items that are worth the investment.


CA Interiors is connected with effective workers such as contractors, electricians, or plumbers. This means that you will be able to hire trusted people to work on your house. And because we recommend these workers, you won’t have to waste any more time in looking for other workers.


Designing your home on your own can be stressful sometimes, as it takes time to think about creative ideas for your space to look good. If you’re a working individual, you should consider hiring CA Interiors as it will lessen your time decorating.

Leave all the designing and decorating work up to a professional interior designer, especially when you do not know the first thing about interior design.

Decorating with scatter cushions

It’s amazing what a difference scatter cushions can make in a room. Here are three tips for decorating with scatter cushions…

Hertex Scatter Cushions

Carefully-chosen scatter cushions can add sophisticated interest to a neutral scheme or add a tongue-in-cheek twist to an elegantly chic space. You can use bright scatter cushions to warm up a cold room, lighten a dark one or take the edge off a very bright area in a home.

What’s more, scatter cushions are relatively inexpensive so you can change them with the season and your mood.


Identify the predominant colour in the room and choose scatter cushions that incorporate this colour, even if it’s a subtle touch of the shade within intricate patterned or floral prints.


If you believe rules are made to be broken, ignore the first rule and go for scatter cushions in completely different colours. The only trick is to make sure they are all of the same intensity, so they are all bright, all neutral or all pastel shades.


Use scatter cushions in a complementary or contrasting colour to the sofa. You don’t want scatter cushions to blend into a sofa and match it perfectly.

Benefits of using area rugs

An area rug is a common addition to a hard surface floor such as hardwood, laminate, or tile. It can even be laid over wall-to-wall carpet. There are numerous reasons why area rugs are so popular, and yet some people may be uncertain as to whether they should cover up their beautiful floors with a rug.

Perhaps the most obvious reason to have an area rug is for the look of it. Area rugs have a unique way of bringing together all of the elements of a room—for example, they can pull together various colors used in the décor.

But the benefits of area rugs extend far beyond style. If you are not sure if an area rug is right for your space, then read on to learn how area rugs can actually improve the space.


An area rug will significantly decrease the noise in your space. Not only is carpet quieter to walk on than a hard surface floor, but it also absorbs sound from the air. Do you notice that your room has a slight echo? That is because the hard surface floor does not absorb sound in the same way that carpet does. Lay down an area rug, and listen to the difference.


It’s no secret that carpet is a lot softer than hardwood or tile, and most people will agree with the statement that carpet is more comfortable to stand on than a hard surface floor. Not only does the carpet feel softer to the touch on your skin, but its softness gives it flexibility, which allows the carpet to absorb some of the impacts of your footsteps. This literally takes some of the pressure off your body.


In addition to being softer, carpet is warmer than hard surface flooring. It has a greater insulating value, especially if it has a pad under the rug. This applies throughout the home but is particularly welcomed in basements, where the floor can be downright cold.


There are many advantages to having an area rug that goes beyond appearances, although the appearance and style of the space are definitely a big factor. If you’ve decided that an area rug makes sense for your space, then use these tips on choosing the perfect rug.


CA Interiors are accredited agents for local and international fabric houses – manufactured to the highest quality standards. Our fabric ranges cater for all tastes from the lightest of muslin, voils to commercial grade upholstery fabrics.

Our suppliers are synonymous with some of the world’s leading furnishing textile brands which are recognised for their exclusivity, style, innovative design and superior quality.

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8 interior decorating tips to refresh your home


Whether it is simply a core colour palette or an actual style, try to pick your theme early on and stick to it. This will give you a basis to build upon. When choosing a colour palette try to select no more than 2-3 core colours. You can then utilise varying tones from there. An easy way to start visualising your scheme is to create a mood board. You can do this either digitally or the more traditional way of collecting images from magazines and paint swatches etc. Either way allows you to be creative!


When it comes to interiors, walls are often neglected. Find a piece of artwork you love and then you can build upon it from there. Whether it is a print, photograph or even a framed tapestry you can pull your colours and textures from the artwork. This will give your space a harmonious flow.


Don’t be afraid to pair different patterns and textures together. In fact, it’s encouraged! The trick is to ensure your prints and patterns complement each other. The easiest way to achieve this is to alternate your core colour palette. Ensure you combine a mixture of eye-catching prints with more subtle, or plain alternatives to create balance.


Never underestimate the ability of an indoor plant or two when it comes to enlivening a space. Especially if your colour palette is quite neutral, a pop of green can add just the right complement to just about any room.


When styling home décor, odd numbers generally work best. For instance, accessories arranged in groups of 3 or 5 on a sideboard, bedside table or table centrepiece. Also ensure you group items of different heights, textures and tones together to add visual interest.


Rugs are not only a functional piece of decoration as they add comfort to almost any space, but they are also an important contributor to the aesthetic of a room. The right rug can really create a striking statement without being too permanent. When selecting a rug, ensure you consider the proportion to the size of the room.


Soft minimalism is growing in popularity for the way it blends simple, ergonomic features of minimalism with a liveable and warm style. Use the new year as an opportunity to declutter your home by removing unnecessary and outdated items, allowing the opportunity for a fresh space with new design points


Bathrooms can often be a fairly neutral, nondescript space within the home, however, by adding lush towels with fun patterns or colours, a homeowner can inject their own personality into the space

For more tips and advice on refreshing your space, give us a buzz on 082 950 3142