30 home office ideas to work in style
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If you’re starting to get a little stir crazy working from home, why not take this as an opportunity to spruce up your home office setup. Ahead, we’ve put together some suggestions for setting up the perfect work-from-home scenario, even if you’re stuck in a tiny apartment. From practical solutions like wall-mounted desks and storage drawers to fun furniture ideas like an ergonomic stool and even something for your furry friend.
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SMALL SPACE WORKPLACE
You can customize the stylish bamboo SVALNÄS shelving system to meet your needs, with integrated cabinets or shelves in several widths that double as a sitting or standing desk.
1. IKEA SVALNÄS wall-mounted workspace combination, bamboo; $179.99 at Amazon.
A clear lucite desk is almost invisible, keeping small spaces from feeling cluttered.
2. Mercury Row Channing reversible acrylic desk. $619.99 at Wayfair.
This colorful ergonomic stool takes up very little space, plus it engages your core, relieves your lower back–and comes in 9 colors and 3 sizes.
3. ErgoErgo Ergonomic Stool for Active Sitting; $109 at Amazon.
Make the fridge–or other magnetic surface–part of the solution.
4. Magnetic Dry Erase Whiteboard Sheet for Kitchen Fridge; $19.99 at Amazon.
Keep your necessary items off the floor with this wall-mounted pegboard.
5. Wall Control Office Organizer Unit; $134.99 at Amazon.
Bed? Bathtub? Instant office.
6. Bathtub Caddy & Laptop Bed Desk; $45.69 at Amazon.
This classic MCM piece elevates your workspace.
7. Swag Leg Desk in walnut; $1,195.51 at Houzz.
Another classic, as comfortable as it is good-looking.
8. Eames Beacon Management Chair, Ribbed Ergonomic Leather Office Chair, Black; $199.99 at Houzz.
This dramatic wall light can be directed wherever you want to focus.
9. Brayden Studio Rosiclare 1-Light Swing Arm Lamp; $429.99 at Wayfair.
10. Anglepoise Type 75 Lamp; $245 at Floyd. 11. Black 4-piece organizer kit; $26.99 at Houzz. These candy-colored trays keep small items in place.
12. Unikon stackable geometric trays; $8.95 at Amazon.
This drawer set on casters keeps everything organized while looking good. Get multiples and line a wall.
13. Winsome Halifax Storage/Organization, 5 drawer, white; $72.80 at Amazon.
These bright orange French notepads with graph paper pages are definitely cooler than Moleskine.
14. Rhodia notepads; $5.84 each at Amazon.
15. Umbra Woodrow 2 gallon modern wooden wastebasket; $22 at Amazon.
COZY CORNER OFFICE
This modern club chair is all about executive elegance.
16. Mercer41 Loren club chair; $249.99 at Wayfair.
A glossy farmhouse writing table that’s both pretty and practical.
17. Kate and Laurel Turin Wood Writing Table and Computer Desk, Navy Blue; $259.99 at Amazon.
18. Fancher Alabaster 30″ Table Lamp; $274.99 at Wayfair. 19. Marcus Abstract Handmade Tufted Light Gray Area Rug; $146.99 for 4′ by 6′ size at Wayfair 20. Natural 100% New Zealand Sheepskin, single; from $51.00 at Houzz.
CREATIVE AND COLORFUL
This colorful desk is guaranteed to inspire creativity.
21. Deny Designs The Old Art Studio Abstract Landscape 01 Desk; $302 from Houzz.
22. Brody dining chair, red; $299.82 from Wayfair. These cool Colour Crates from modern home goods company Hay come in several styles and sizes and can be stacked to keep necessaries out of the way while adding a pop of color to your closet.
23. Colour Crates, $5 – $30 from Hay
Image courtesy of Hay.
24. Thehaki felt bulletin board circles, 14-piece set; $47.99 at Amazon.
Since when did a printer look so good?
25. HP Tango X Smart Wireless Printer with Indigo Linen cover; $199.89 at Amazon.
Make sure your furry coworkers are on their home office game (and off your furniture).
26. Laptop cat scratching pad; $35 at Uncommon Goods.
You didn’t know you needed an app-controlled coffee mug, but this sleek design keeps your hot beverage at the perfect temperature.
27. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, 14 oz; $129.95 at Amazon.
That thing is a total germ magnet.
28. UV smartphone sanitizer/charger; $42.99 at Amazon.
If you’re printing important work papers at home, you don’t want them piling up. And this model is nice and compact.
29. AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Home Office Shredde; $41.99 at Amazon
Because it’s an election year.
30. The official BS button by Gemmy; $7.99 at Amazon.
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