12 Home Office Ideas to Create a Productive Workspace

How to make your workspace and home office productive 

As millions of Australian’s continue working from home, it’s time to check in with yourself. How is your work-life balance? Have you figured out when and where you work best? Are you still working from the couch? As work and home life meld, we reveal 12 home office ideas that will help you create a productive workspace you’ll love. Whether you’re looking to up your WFH desk game, undertake a complete home office makeover or rival your colleagues Zoom set up, we’ve got you covered.

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1. Space Saving Study 

If you’ve set up your home office in a spare bedroom, laundry or even tucked it under the stairs, you’re probably looking for ways to make it work harder for you. Shelving can transform empty walls, creating a productive workplace design that’s stylish and easy to navigate. Turn a home office mess into a masterpiece with the Field Triple Open Shelf, a statement shelf offering ample space to hold and display your office supplies. You can even style it as a room divider for larger spaces when you just can’t face your partner anymore – isolation 2.0 is real. 

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2. Up Your Desk Game

If your couch has turned into a makeshift office, it’s time to up your desk game. As we continue working from home, the lines between work and play have well and truly blurred. When you’re eating where you sleep and sleeping where you Zoom’d your boss for your 9am WIP – something’s got to give. Get to work in style with the Lewes Desk, a statement standout which will keep your workspace neat, tidy and ready to deliver. Don’t worry, we won’t make you put on real pants.

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3. Light and Bright 

A bright, light home office is the perfect place to think and create. After all, you’re not working at home to recreate the feeling of the boxed-in cubicle you left behind. While proper overhead lighting is important (especially during winter), introducing a table lamp can create functional mood lighting. The striking Leo Arc Table Lamp will illuminate your work space and brighten your mood at the same time.

4. Colour Pop Your Home Office Design 

Inspire yourself with a bold and colourful home office design. Bland and boring does little to promote creativity and productivity. If you want to stay motivated, you need to feel comfortable and relaxed, which can be achieved by adding vibrant colors. A new print or bold coloured chair can help create an inspiring home workspace. Opt for the striking Cyan Print, it’s simple design and vibrant colour palette is perfect addition to bring life to contemporary office furniture. 

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5. Modern Boho Workspace

Casual and relaxed, Modern Boho is nonchalant cool with a touch of sweetness. Transform any drab home office with trendy home office furniture, harmoniously blending fresh neutrals with a toned down pallet of earthy sunset colours, warm timber, and quality fibres. Create interest with the timeless Espen Office Chair designed with comfort cushioning for long days at your desk in style. Modern Boho works best accompanied by a little nature, so treat your room to the silhouette of a blossoming peony flower with the Flowering Print or indoor plant for the perfect workplace design. 

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6. Hamptons Home Office Retreat  

Timeless, coastal and cool – it’s hard to fault the allure of the Hamptons style. In keeping with its simplistic, yet elegant comforts, keep your home office relaxed by adding accent furniture in different textures and materials to build a layered look. To create that holiday feeling, always have a place to put your feet up and a drink down after a long day. The Diana Armchair adds a stunning focal point to the room, paired with the Greta Desk and Alex Ottomen for your very own luxe Hamptons escape, you can thank us later. 

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7. Curved Home Office Furniture 

Curved desks and high-back armchairs in gorgeous rich fabrics give instant glam to your productive workspace design. When it comes to style, the gorgeous Zoe Office Chair oozes glamour. Finished with simple brass studding – who knew corporate could be so cool?

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8. All About Art – Home Office with a Gallery Wall 

Picture walls have become a staple part of any living room set up, so why not your home office? Any design lover knows that art adds indisputable character to a home, and a gallery allows for maximum personal expression. More of a minimalist? Hang a group of black-and-white photographs. We love the on trend arrangement of the Monstera Print, The Downtown Print and The Yellow Crested Cockatoo Print

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9. Bold Bookshelves

Lined with reads to evoke, inspire and motivate, a book shelf is the perfect addition to your productive workspace. Not only a space to show off your book collection, bookshelves act as a place to display artwork, personal photographs and other décor. With the right design, you can breathe new life into your home office. Opt for the stylish mid-century modern Frank Open Bookshelf which can be coupled for a larger shelving unit. 

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10. Storage Savers 

Your home workplace can never have enough storage. Unlike corporate offices, most homes don’t have enough cupboard space to put things in without them spilling into your living space. What and how much storage you need is personal. If you prefer soft decor that compliments trendy home office furniture, the Emily Storage Ottoman is a beautiful alternative to shelving. For traditional storage with a contemporary twist, look no further than the mid-century modern Artimus Sideboard

11. Contemporary Home Office Nook 

Don’t think you have the extra space for a home office? Odds are that you do. A little creativity and perhaps some rearranging is all it takes to carve out more room. Changing your bedroom or dining room layout will often give you enough space to design a productive home office nook. Pair the sleek and leggy Frank Small Study Desk with the Frank Dining Chairs to really ramp up your contemporary workspace design without overpowering the existing decor. 

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12. Comfort is Key 

Does the couch look more appealing than another hour in your home office? If you answered yes, we may just have the solution to your WFH woes. A contemporary couch or armchair can add comfort and style to your home office design, boosting productivity by giving you a comfortable place to work when the desk gets too much. The stylish and cleverly designed Stockholm Sofa Bed also transforms into a modern bed for guests. It’s a no brainer!

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