Stylish solutions for your home office

If you don’t have the right storage solutions, a home office can quickly become piled high with work and cluttered with mess. It’s well documented that working in an untidy space can have a negative impact on your creativity and hinder your ability to concentrate. Having a proper home for all your office essentials can make a big difference when it comes to creating a productive working environment and boosting your morale. To find out more about the options on offer, you can take a look at the products provided by companies like Lionshome which sells a range of beautiful and stylish desks and shelving units solutions that would suit a variety of office interiors.

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Meanwhile, to help inspire you to clear the clutter, here are some helpful ways to create a tidy and organised office:

Make use of all the available space

Shelving units are a simple and affordable way to free up valuable floor and desk space. There are plenty of shelving systems on offer for you to choose from, whether you want a single shelf or an entire floor unit, you won’t struggle to find a solution to suit your personal needs.

Floor shelving units work particularly well in larger rooms and are ideal for storing heavy, bulky items. Wall shelves are perfect for holding files, containers and trays to store smaller odds and ends, such as stationary.

Not only can shelves be used for files, books and various other items of office equipment, they also offer a great chance to show off your personal items and they can help ensure the room feels more homely. Some shelving units can even incorporate desk space if you are short on space.

 

cupboards and desk space

Under desk pedestals and cupboards are a great way to maximise your office space. These nifty storage units are available in a variety of sizes and fit seamlessly underneath your desk. To extend your work surface further, space-saving desks with built-in storage cupboards, shelves and end-units come in extremely useful for printers, books and files, and are particularly convenient in tight spaces.

Although filing cabinets have long been associated with commercial offices, they work equally well at home. These cabinets are specifically designed for organising work, and make life a lot easier when you’re searching for that all-important piece of paperwork. You can now buy stylish, slimline filing units that take up minimal floor space and include internal box-style drawers for further organising.

You may also want to think about trolleys, or mobile roll units, to ensure that you can easily move your storage as and when needed. If you want to discreetly conceal your clutter, it may be worth investing in ‘hidden units’ with doors too.

Bookcases

Bookcases are a simple and effective way to keep your workspace organised. Modular systems that have an adjustable height are particularly useful for home offices, as they can be easily and quickly rearranged to suit your changing storage requirements and to create bespoke solutions. Depending on your needs, bookcases can be positioned on the wall or along the floor, and you can even get special corner bookshelves to maximise your space.

To stop your office from feeling too clinical, combination furniture is ideal. Units with large open shelves and glass doors can be used to display ornaments and decorative items, while bottom cupboards can be used to house work items.

Final considerations

Remember that home offices don’t have to be bland and boring. Be creative with your storage solutions and try to strike a balance between making a designated area for work and a space that reflects your personal tastes.

The size of the room will also have an effect on the furniture you purchase. If you have limited space, avoid large, bulky floor units and aim for space-saving solutions like wall shelves and under-desk pedestals. For important work files, you may also want to think about lockable cupboards for secure storage.

How to make the best use of your space

We’d all like the luxury of having ample space at home. Sadly though, square footage comes at a premium in today’s property market. However, the fact that a house or flat is a little on the small side doesn’t mean it can’t exude style and glamour, and be highly practical too. Here are some top tips to help you make the most of every inch of your home.

 

Be imaginative with your storage solutions

Perhaps most importantly, get creative with your storage solutions. There are a host of innovative products out there for you to make the most of, and you might be surprised by how much additional storage you can squeeze into your property by using a little imagination. For example, you may benefit from taking a look at the bespoke shelving systems offered by specialist suppliers like Shelfstore. You can design these products to perfectly match the dimensions of your rooms.

These shelves can be fitted virtually anywhere, no matter how small or awkwardly shaped the available space is. Perhaps you’d like to add shelves to the area under your stairs and to the space above the toilet cistern in your bathroom. Also, think about positioning shelves above the cupboards in your kitchen. There, they can provide extra storage for food, crockery and more.

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Invest in multifunctional furniture

Another top tip is to invest in multifunctional items of furniture. When you’re choosing your sofa, consider designs that can double up as guest beds too. This way, you can transform your lounge into an extra sleeping space whenever you have visitors over to stay. Meanwhile, as well as providing a place to perch, ottomans can offer hidden storage.

It’s also worth considering whether a dining table that doubles up as a desk would make a good addition to your home.

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Create the illusion of added square footage

As well as focusing on these practical issues, it’s important to think about the look of your property. There are certain clever tactics you can employ to make your rooms appear larger than they actually are. For example, be sure to use plenty of mirrors. These reflective items create the illusion of added space. Also, make the most of any natural lighting on offer, and use an array of artificial illuminations in your rooms to ensure they always look bright and airy. Neutral colour schemes tend to work best in bijou spaces, and design touches like sheer curtains and glass-fronted cabinets can help to open rooms up.

It’s also savvy to select the same flooring for adjacent rooms. This will help to ensure the spaces flow into one another, giving the impression they are larger.

By following simple suggestions like these, you shouldn’t struggle to make the most of your space.