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Easy-to-follow guides and videos to help you design a functional office space.
Discovering Home Office Ideas
The foundation piece for any home office is the desk itself. Browse our extensive selection of home office furniture for the desk that will set the stage for the rest of your design.
Key Elements for Your Home Office Design
Once your desk is selected, you'll need to find an office chair that offers the style you want and the comfort you need. If you only work at your home office on occasion, a dining or slipper chair may be fine. If you work longer hours, choose a chair with ergonomic design features, such as lumbar support.
Give your home office the storage you need to keep it organized. Think about the types of things you need the most. If you are an avid reader, a few bookcases & bookshelves may offer the best storage solution. If you have a lot of files, a credenza or spacious filing cabinet will be a key essential to your design. Work accolades and decorative accents can be stored on shelves.
A home office is all about having an inspiring place to work. Choose a colour palette that speaks to your personal style and feature it in your wall colour, area rug, window treatments and office décor items.
Finally, a combination of overhead lighting and task lighting will illuminate your space and help prevent strain on the eyes. Your ceiling light is an opportunity to infuse additional style into your space. A positionable desk lamp will provide you with light when you need it for filling out forms or jotting things down in your day planner.
Small Home Office Ideas
You don't need an entire room to dedicate as a workspace. A few small home office ideas will give you the inspiration to turn an awkward corner or bay window into a productive area. Begin by selecting a desk that serves multiple functions. It should have a work surface at the top, enough room to accommodate your computer, and a few drawers or shelves to store your office essentials like paper, pens, notebooks and reference materials.