Tips and Tricks: Designing a Functional Home Office

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Do you ever work from home? Whether you have a traditional 9 to 5 job or you’re self-employed, you have probably worked from home at one time or another. In the fast-paced, on-the-go world that we live in, being able to work remotely is becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. This week’s Tips and Tricks explains how to design a functional home office where you can be as productive as possible.

1. Choose a dedicated area. We understand that, well, you’re at home, so it’s easy to get distracted by dirty dishes, laundry, and other chores that need to be finished. That’s why you should have a space that’s solely dedicated to work, one where you can keep all of your paperwork, so that it’s not scattered throughout the house.

Pembroke Desk | Stash Home

The Pembroke Desk has a drop front door that holds paper, pens, and supplies to help you stay organized.

2. Invest in a solid, balanced desk. Your desk will serve many purposes, as a place where you can get organized, plan ahead, and work on your computer. You need to choose one that has enough space for a monitor, keyboard, printer, and other essentials.

Elton Desk | Stash Home

The Elton desk features oak solids and stunning wire-brushed oak veneers in a rich black truffle finish.

3. Light up your space. Make sure that you have plenty of natural and lamp light in your home office. While working away and staring at your computer screen, you can easily strain your eyes. Open up the curtains and set a small lamp on your desk to avoid this.

4. Incorporate storage. You will need a place to store paperwork, files, confidential documents, and books, so you’ll want to select a versatile storage piece, preferably one that has shelves and doors, like the one below.Parker Library Antique White | Stash Home

So. Much. Storage. It's no surprise that this bookcase is one of our best sellers.

5. Paint the walls your favorite color. Go with a vibrant color that you love, not a boring white or beige. Depending on the mood that you want to set, you should consider colors like yellow or orange to energize you, or blue or lavender to create a calming effect.

Your home office can be a productive, invigorating place where you actually enjoy working. Just follow these Tips and Tricks, and you’ll be well on your way to designing a home office space that is functional and that meets your unique needs.

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  • These are great tips and an orange or lavender colored wall sounds great!

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