5 Must-haves for your home office

Working from home has meant a lot of different things to different people over the past year. If you’ve spent the last 365 days (which has felt more like years) working from the kitchen counter, the coffee table in your living room or even your bed, we know that it can be hard to stay focused and productive. So we wanted to share our five must-have home office hacks to boost your concentration and keep you feeling positive throughout the working day.

Whether you’ve got a whole room at your disposal, a designated area within a room or you’re working on the move, here at dwell, we’ve got you covered.

Justar Reversible Desk and Drawers Walnut

Desk

Having a dedicated workspace like a desk is central to providing a productive work setting. Investing in a desk will not only mimic a professional working environment, it will help you stay organised and maintain a good posture – your back will thank you!

When buying a desk, choose one that suits the aesthetics of your home. The desk should also offer additional storage so that you can pack away any work-related items and can enjoy a clutter- and stress-free downtime.

If a desk isn’t the best option for your space, then go for one of our multi-functional coffee tables. These have tops that can be raised and are sturdy enough to use as a desk without taking up too much space. They also have built-in storage, so it’s a win-win!

Justar Reversible Desk and Drawers Walnut
Comida Dining Chair Burgundy Velvet

Chair

Go for a chair you feel comfortable in and explore designs in fun, jewel-like colours to brighten and curate your workplace into somewhere you enjoy spending time.

If you’re going for a modern, elegant vibe but also need something that’s low maintenance, opt for one of our faux leather chairs. Not only are they comfortable but they are super easy to keep clean so you don’t have to worry about any accidental spills from your morning coffee.

For a more luxe feel, our velvet chairs are so fashionable and will definitely help to create a more stylish home office environment.

With our wide choice of finishes, fabrics and designs, you’ll find a style to make a home office your own.

Comida Dining Chair Burgundy Velvet
Mossa Desk Lamp metal matt dark blue

Lighting

The right lighting can boost productivity levels and invigorate you, especially when nights are at their longest. A good quality desk or table lamp that provides bright, focused light will allow you to see clearly the details of what you’re doing and reduce eye strain.

If you're struggling for space on your desk, floor lamps are a great alternative. Simply position it in the direction of or over your workspace and, depending on the brightness, adjust the distance as required.

Whatever your style, we’ve got a chic collection of desk and floor lamps that come in a variety of designs and finishes to create your desired home office space.

Mossa Desk Lamp metal matt dark blue
Onum tall office cabinet walnut

Home office storage

Need a little extra storage to organise all those files and stacks of pretty notebooks that you just couldn’t help yourself buying? You could go for a conventional office cabinet but why not check out some of our multi-functional storage items, available in different styles and finishes that you may not have considered.

A chest of drawers doesn't necessarily have to be for clothing, it can also be used as a filing cabinet to categorise your folders. For something smaller, there's the humble bedside table that offers the perfect minimal storage solution that you can set adjacent to your desk. If you want something a bit more interesting, a coffee table with built-in storage (that can also double up as a desk) is a pretty cool alternative.

Onum tall office cabinet walnut
Opulenza glass vase medium blue

Accessories

Now for the fun bit! This is where you can inject your personality, making your home office unique to you. Adding a couple of accessories can make it more cheerful and something to be proud of, which in turn boosts a positive mind set while you're at work.

Add some colourful artwork for inspiration or a few decorative elements like vases and planters for an extra dose of good vibes! Adding colour through accessories is a great way to set the tone of your home office. If you want to feel energised, select bright and vibrant colours. For a more calming environment, consider a soft, muted palette.

Opulenza glass vase medium blue

Not sure which office items will suit your space? Try our free Virtual Shopping Experience

Send your ideas and our expert colleagues will tailor the virtual consultation to your home office aspirations. They will advise on the best options for your space, help with any design challenges you may be facing and give you a virtual tour of our showrooms.

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