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Best Ideas to Decorate your Home Office

Ideas for Creating the Best Home Office or Study

If you work from home, the best way to be productive is creating a dedicated workspace. Whether it’s for business or study, the first step to kitting out your home office is choosing the best desk to suit your needs.

Not everyone has space in their home to dedicate an entire room to their work, so we’ve come up with some solutions to the biggest questions about setting up the perfect home office within the room you have. Here are some ways to get the most out of your home office without compromising on style.

“How do I make a study area within my living room?”- Matching your desk to your furniture.

Creating an office area within your existing living room or lounge can be a great idea if you don’t have a spare room to convert to an office. The key to making the most of your space is choosing furniture that matches your décor and also serves a function. This could mean choosing a desk with a stylish modern finish, like the Kentucky desk, that has plenty of built in storage to prevent your room from becoming cluttered.

kentucky desk

Another option is to choose a desk with coordination home furniture ranges, like the Clifton Place range from Teknik furniture.

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Their executive desk and L shaped desk already provide plenty of storage, but if you have lots of documents to file, the matching side filer is an excellent choice.

clifton

This cabinet would blend in great in a living room with its stylish grand walnut finish and has the option to add a hutch. The hutch is a great option if you’d like to turn the unit into a bookcase, or even display home décor or ornaments to give a homely feel.

clifton

A matching sideboard and credenza are also available from this mid-century style range.

“How do I make my study look stylish?”- A pop of colour could be the remedy for your stuffy office

One main concern with adding an office to your home is that it could look business-like and uninviting. One great solution to this is choosing pieces that add something to the room rather than choosing something that just fits the space. A pop of colour is an excellent way to do this, whether it’s a desk with a colourful accent or a funky mesh chair.

Dorel Furniture is a brand that supplies a range of office desks that look great in the home. Their Xavier desk is a great example. It can be seen here, styled against two different statement wallpapers that complement the pop of blue within the shelving pedestal. 

xavier

xavier

The shelves are great for stationery or boxes to keep clutter off your desktop, but if you wanted to accessorise, you could display your favourite books, ornaments or photos.

The Rocco chair from Shankar Furniture is a popular choice for home office, as it comes in some very on-trend shade options- a luxurious grey brushed velvet and a bright yellow leather look- as well as the more subtle graphite option. The Rocco design also comes as a barstool and if you like to match your furniture across rooms, they look fantastic at a breakfast bar. 

“How do I organise my home office?”- finding the right storage for you

When it comes to storage for your home office, there are plenty of options that are versatile and stylish. Our filing cabinets from Silverline come in 28 different colour options, which means no dodgy DIY paint jobs to get a cabinet that matches your room. As well as standard foolscap filing cabinets, which is our most popular option, Silverline also offer multi-drawer cabinets, storage cupboards, side filing cabinets and many more options- all in the same colour range so it’s easy to coordinate. Some products are available in a two-tone finish for an even quirkier look.

kontrax

kontrax

Another option, especially if you’re looking to add a work space to a living area, is a tall bookcase that also functions as a room divider. This means you can keep your work separate from the area where you relax. The Lawrence bundle is an excellent option if you like an industrial, modern finish.

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The Wildwood bookcase has a more classic wooden effect and is available in Espresso and Rustic Grey.

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A room divider style bookcase is a great idea if you have books and objects you want to keep on display, as its all open storage. If you’re looking for more discreet storage, for papers and documents for example, but still want to keep some items on display, a bookcase with bins might be the right fit for you.

The Landon bookcase has a combination of open and concealed storage, and there is a matching desk in the range which is ideal if you’re looking to coordinate.

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The Mercer bookcase as 3 drawers and one cabinet, as well as a spacious open hutch. There is also a range of home furniture which coordinates with the Mercer bookcase.

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“What can I do if I don’t have space for a desk?”- Fold away office solutions for small spaces

If you’re looking to set up an office or study space, but don’t have room for a desk or don’t want a desk in the room permanently, a fold-away desk might be the right option for you. The Hampstead Park and Avon wall desks look like a small wall cabinet when they are closed but flip down to create a desk with more space than you would imagine. Both of these desks have an internal pinboard for important notes, and an upper shelf for any objects you might want to display.

avon

avon

hampstead

hampstead

These desks are ideal for a bedroom, living room, or anywhere else in the home. 


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