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Personalising the Home Office

When designing a home office it can be simple to get carried away with practicality, making sure you have the perfect computer, filing cabinet, and bookshelf. In this moment, we tend to forget that we have to spend a lot of time in the space, and therefore adding some personal touches can make the area much more comfortable for you on a daily basis.

When designing a home office there are several elements that can ensure a working space that is both practical and stylish. Here are some tips that may help you bring a little of your own style into your home office space.

Organise In Style

All offices need storage, unless you like a bit of organised chaos then anything goes. But, if you prefer a filing system with a little structure then finding the right filing cabinet, bookcase, or storage boxes that fit seamlessly into your decor is vitally important.

When trying to match your interiors with your personal style one element is at the top of our list – colour. This is important but perhaps a subtle colour would be more suited for this practical office piece.

Companies such as Furniture At Work take also into account style as well as practicality, that’s why their filing systems come in all shapes and sizes.

When searching for the storage that’s right for you think about the size of your office space, anything too large will take centre stage, and too small may not last you very long. Don’t forget that there are plenty of office desks that also double up as storage, so if your space is small this could be perfect.

The Desk That’s Right For You

Your desk is your personal space within a workplace, whether at home or not. The desk is where people place their family photos and occasionally have lunch, when you think about it is a versatile place.

This leaves you with a lot to consider when searching for your perfect desk. Firstly, think about you as a worker; are you messy or organised? A messy worker may prefer a large desk for their paperwork, doodles, and stationary. Whereas a more organised worker may want space for paper trays, pencil cases, and notepads.

Secondly, the colour of your desk could set the tone for the rest of your office, but don’t forget the worktop is mainly going to be covered so saving that splash of colour for another element such as your chair may be a better decision.

Finding the perfect chair

Let’s face it if you work in an office you spend most of your time sat down, so let’s be kind to our behinds and find a chair that is both comfortable and stylish.

Consider your personal style, do you like bold colours or is your look more understated? There are some good tips on how to achieve your look on the below infographic:


Personalising the Home Office

It would be great to see your offices and find out how you’ve incorporated your style, leave a comment and let me know.


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  1. August 4, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Thanks for the ideas. I have a tendency to let papers pile up, so I ended up getting a slightly larger (5ft) desk. I went with an electric standing desk (great to keep somewhat active while working) with a natural bamboo top. I like the natural look and the bamboo has a lighter color stain which is nice.

  2. September 28, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Well its a mess if you dont keep things in order …We have a pin board for all important papers, a wide desk with pen stands and file holders. Also comfortable height adjusting chairs with foot stand, similar to the leather look once you mentioned. Loved all of them.

  3. June 27, 2019 / 6:04 am

    Grateful regards for sharing this informative blog. It’s really great that you have talked about personalizing the home office. The infographic is helpful to provide deep knowledge about different types of chair.

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