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5 Home Office Design Ideas To Get Your Workspace Out Of A Rut

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With the rise of remote work, creating a functional and inspiring home office is more important than ever. A well-designed home office can boost work satisfaction, make it easier to cope with work stress, and even make you happier outside work in your daily life. However, sometimes, we know our office could use a revamp, but we’re not sure where to start. Below are some home office design ideas. From products that I love to quirky things I’ve seen in other people’s offices, this list can serve as a jumping point for inspiration, or maybe a great gift guide for the remote workers in your life. Enjoy!

Home Office Design Ideas: Convertible Furniture

If you’re working with limited space, convertible furniture is a game-changer.

#1: Lift-Top Coffee Table

I work in my living room, and I have a standing desk, and a lift-top coffee table by the couch. I love that coffee table with a burning passion. It allows me to toggle between working at my desk and working at the couch, which is a great way to change positions and stretch throughout the day. Most designs available are no more high profile than a regular coffee table, so why not try one out?

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#2: Pack-Away Workstations

I’m lucky that I have multiple rooms in my house these days, but I’ve worked full-time remote out of studio apartments, too. In these spaces, it can be a drag to have a workstation you have to look at all the time. Maybe the change you need is to be able to put it away. A desk that disappears after work and during weekends can be a game-changer. Look for desks that you can fold away when not in use or wall-mounted desks that save floor space. The IKEA BJURSTA Wall-Mounted Drop-Leaf Table is a great option.

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Or consider this secretary desk from West Elm, which can fold away neatly when you’re done working.

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Home Office Design Ideas: Custom Posters and Art (#3)

When it comes to adding art to your workspace, I will always advocate for buying from small creators. And by shopping from independent artists, you don’t have to settle for whatever is being mass-produced. Etsy has plenty of posters that can be customized with your favorite album or quote. Personally, I really like this customizable video tape poster.

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Society6 and Redbubble are other great sources for custom art.

Home Office Design Idea: Go Ultra-High-End

So much of our lives are spent working, and work is increasingly happening at home. Why not make a serious investment?

#4: Ergonomic Chairs

An ergonomic chair can make a huge difference in a workspace. If you have one that’s just OK, consider elevating your workspace by making an investment in a great chair. The Herman Miller Aeron and Steelcase Leap are popular choices for their exceptional support and adjustability.

I outlined other chairs that I love here, as well as strategies on how to get them on a budget.

#5: Smart Lighting

Good lighting is crucial for a productive home office. To go ultra-high-end, consider going beyond my usual recommendations of a great task light and a great Zoom call light. Philips Hue smart bulbs connect to your smartphone, allowing you to adjust the color temperature, color hue, and brightness to suit your needs throughout the day. Pink lights? They can be yours.

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Designing a home office that promotes productivity and comfort involves more than just basic furniture and decor. By incorporating some offbeat ideas, such as convertible furniture, custom art, ergonomic seating, and smart lighting, you can create a workspace that is both functional and inspiring. These unique touches can transform your home office into a place where you enjoy spending time and where you can thrive professionally.

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