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Home offices need to be a practical spaces with good storage and room to get your head down and crack on. However, practical doesn’t have to be mean boring, as these ideas prove.
We’ve rounded up the best practical home office spaces that not only work for your, well, your work, but that also look great and are a pleasure to spend time in (however much you have on your to-do list or in your in-tray!).
Whether you use your office for computer work, home and life admin or crafts and projects, we have lots of ideas for practical spaces for you to work in AND enjoy.
Vintage sewing table
When creating your office space why not pick a vintage-style table like this sewing bench instead of a traditional desk? It will give your home office a quirky vibe and will fit snugly in an alcove utilising the space in your room. Pop in a cushion for a comfy extra.
Similar sewing table
Give your craft corner character with your favourite patterned fabrics. Hang small wire baskets above your desk and use to store essentials within easy reach. Lay an oversized piece of fabric over your desk so you can hide any clutter underneath and keep your craft space looking stylish.
Use this space under your desk in your home office to create shelving for books and magazines. This keeps your desk space clear to give you plenty of room to work. Add extra shelving above for pen pots and other equipment you use day to day.
Use the space above your desk to create a big moodboard and attach your favourite postcards, fabric or wallpaper swatches and other bits and bobs to give you inspiration as you work. Stick cork tiles to the wall and paint in a colour to match your scheme so you can easily pin up your favourite things.
Similar bright paint shades
Keep your sewing supplies organised in your craft room by hanging cotton reels on hooks and keep scissors, pens and pencils tidy in mini hanging buckets. Use shelving above to keep jars and books off of the desk so you have a clear, uncluttered space to work.
Similar hooks and rails
Hang a patterned piece of fabric next to your desk in your home office and use as a noticeboard or place to hang your favourite pictures and notes to give your room character.