Whether you need a space to get your work done, or just want a designated place to pay bills, track schedules or manage your household, a well-designed home office can help keep you organized. But who says it can’t be stylish as well as functional? 

Here are a few simple design tips to help you get started:

#1 Assess Your Needs

Before designing a home office, think carefully about what you need to make the space work. A few questions to consider are: How much storage do you require? Where are the electrical outlets? How much room do you have to work with? Luckily, many of today’s home office collections feature flexible configurations that work in spaces of all sizes. 

Sarvanny white wood desk and credenza set with upholstered swivel rolling chair

# 2 Decide What Pieces You Want

A home office doesn’t just have to be a desk, chair and filing cabinet. From leg desks, hutches and bookcases, to filing cabinets, credenzas, and corner tables, today’s furnishing options are endless. Decide what pieces to purchase based on your space and what your home office truly needs.

Burkesville home office desk with large bookcases in a large home office with a window in the middle.

# 3 Accessorize

No matter how big or small your space is, colorful accessories can really enhance the room. Choose from stylish rugs, artwork, vases and lamps to add the ultimate personal touch.

colors and styles of area rugs to meet all your dwcor needs

With a little planning and preparation, it’s easy to design an amazing home office without sacrificing the comfort and functionality of a true workspace.