Create an inspiring home office set-up with space-saving desks, comfortable chairs and smart storage solutions
Clever desks can turn any room into a home office
Whether you have a whole room or a small corner, you can create an inspiring space you’ll want to work in. Lucky enough to have a whole room to transform? This corner desk has plenty of storage space for PCs, printers and papers. Small space? A ladder desk could be the solution – this one is from our Loft range: great-value, space-saving modern designs that don’t compromise on style. Need to fit a desk into a bedroom or living room? Look for a multipurpose piece of furniture that can double as a side table or dressing table. For desks in rooms with another function consider whether you can rearrange the furniture so that the desk’s not in your line of sight on evenings or weekends.
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WFH chairs & chic shelves are key to comfort
A comfortable office chair is a key component of your home office set-up. Upholstered in neutral grey fabric, the Jones ergonomic office chair will fit into most decorative schemes. Our Loft office chair is a great choice for smaller budgets. Storage is crucial to ensure you’re organised and everything you need is within easy reach. Open ladder shelving adds valuable storage, but doesn’t take up too much floor square footage – ideal for smaller spaces. The sleek style of the Sonoma open shelving unit will work in both traditional and more contemporary homes. Keep shelving neat and clutter-free, especially if it’s in the background for video calls (see our expert guide to decluttering for how to do it). Combine books and storages boxes and files with decorative objects for a less functional, more inspiring look.
Home decor can help WFH spaces look stylish
Good lighting is key. Position your desk to maximise natural light and use a desk lamp on dull days. Turn blank wall space in your eyeline into an inspiring gallery wall with photographs, artwork or magazine tears framed in our great-value wooden photo frames. Plants are a proven mood-booster and can help purify the air. Put them in a stylish planter and go for faux plants if you lack a green thumb (but see our top tips for happy houseplants if you want to try keeping that devil’s ivy alive). Lower your stress levels, get grounded or increase energy with a candle or reed diffuser with a calming, balancing or uplifting scent. Keep papers neat with a tray and stationery tidy and close to hand in a pot, mug or jam jar.
Words: Miranda Eason