From sprucing up a den to creating a dedicated study room, here are five super-stylish designs for your home office and work space. Whether you need a quick fix or a complete room renovation overhaul, don’t start work without taking a look at these nifty ideas…
Mix walnut and navy with white for a calm feel, whilst keeping the room sleek and clean with streamlined shapes and matching files and folders. Keep everything you need to hand by putting up open shelving, and use a kitchen worktop to make an economical, extra-long desktop. A pinboard that extends the length of your desktop will keep everything in order.
Don't be afraid to mix different prints in a retro theme, and pick unusual furniture - a desk like this, which is an affordable version of a designer piece, will help you revamp your room on a budget. Use touches of black to break up large expanses of wood, and look for vintage-inspired lighting to complete the scheme.
Pick versatile units - here, some have been turned sideways and had their doors removed for open storage. Keep your furniture simple and add colour with accessories for a bright modern look. Customise shelves to your needs - high ones for files, or lower one for boxes and jars.
Fit laminate flooring with a concrete effect for a functional look, and liven up a wood and metal scheme with touches of colour. Search junk shops for bargains - an old table can be reclaimed as a desk. Look out for new retro pieces as well as second hand for an eclectic look, and store larger items away in stacks of colourful trunks.
Feeling crafty? Make a pegboard from an ornate picture frame and a sheet of metal mesh, fixed with a staple gun. Hide paperwork in pretty files or boxes, amd store smaller items in glass jars. Stack up lidded baskets for attractive and portable storage.
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