If you find yourself sitting at your home office desk shifting through loose paper or feel that your space is home to more clutter that creativity, it might be time to get organised - stylishly! We've trawled Pinterest and Instagram so that you can upgrade your work space. Here are The Wooden Furniture Store's five secrets to a stylish and organised home office.
Do you have the right desk?
The right home office furniture can make a huge difference to your outlook on working and productivity. The trick is to find the desk that’s right for the job and that’s why here at The Wooden Furniture Store, we have desks to fit all sizes of spaces and all with storage and clever features. From innovative hidden home office desks that allows you to disguise your computer and tidy everything out of sight, to simple and stylish laptop desks - perfect as a home for modern technology.
Make it feel like home
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A home office can showcase not only necessary things like the computer and office chair but can also be a place for different colours to keep you balanced, textures that make you comfortable and furniture items that support your workload and decorate the space. Think about adding a rug, a statement desk light, flowers and a throw to make the space comfy and cozy.
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Surround yourself with beauty while you work and showcasing a colourful painting in an otherwise plain home office can completely change the aesthetic appeal.
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Add a bulletin board, inspiration board, or mood board above your desk and fill it with things that inspire you. It could also display your to-do list, calendar or photos.
Keep storage simple
A well ordered work area, encourages clear thoughts and maximum motivation. Taking advantage of vertical space in a room with shelving units that line the office wall. Open shelving is not only an efficient and typically inexpensive way to sort, display and store your files and books but can also make a space feel lighter, bigger and more … well, open. The industrial style of bookcases in our Urban Chic range are available in selection of sizes to suit any space.
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Put your walls to work in your home office space. Floating shelves can be stacked with binders, magazine boxes, and more. Wall-mounted baskets or storage boxes are an easy way to file mail or to-do tasks.
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Make wall storage into something beautiful. Remember to leave plenty of space to display treasured items keeping it as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional.
Filing doesn't have to be boring
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Organisation is key to starting every work day fresh and also helps you manage your time. Using baskets, boxes and colourful organisers for files and documents could not only save you valuable time, but create the order you need. Proving the filing doesn't have to be dull, these co-ordination storage solutions make this highly organised home office look colourful and smart.
Filing cabinets are the kings of clutter for most home offices - they are stuffed with whatever we can't find a place for or whatever piece of paper we don't need to deal with anymore but don't want to throw away. Start small - organise your filing cabinet by choosing one drawer and weeding through it, removing anything that's no longer current or necessary. Or for maximum organisation what about our supersized three drawer Mayan filing cabinet?
And finally, a place for everything
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There’s something relaxing about knowing where everything is and goes. Take time to sift through those desk drawers filled with nonworking pens, bits of paper, and your old iPhone will make you more efficient in the long run. Use file boxes, cups, and caddies to control clutter, add colour, and express your personal style.
Be inspired looking through Pinterest and Instagram - there are so many home office storage ideas. What are your secrets for a stylish and organised home office? We’d love to know, use the #woodenhomeofficetidy on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds to show us how you’ve sorted out your space.