Setting up a home office
Do you dream of having more space when working at home?
Styling & text: Amelie Grönholm Photo: Ragnar Ómarsson
Using a bit of creativity a regular tool board (40-7243) can be turned into a stylish and practical notice board. Use magnets and hooks to attach your important notes and any items that you want to keep close at hand. By using a variety of fastenings, it makes it easy to attach and display a whole selection of items.
Shelving is a great way to keep floor space clear. By using storage boxes on the shelves you can keep clutter hidden away and by labelling the boxes you will always be able to find what you need easily. If you’re putting up shelves in your home office it is important to think about the height of the shelves. Think about what you want to store and how heavy it is. Heavier items are better kept lower down so they are easier to lift.
By using a variety of light sources in your home office you can create different moods. It is very important to ensure you have enough lighting to avoid eye strain. Multiple lighting options give the office a nice look and create a better working environment for you. Don’t forget to use environmentally friendly light bulbs such as LEDs to help save energy.
By using the walls of your office to store items you create a lot of extra space. You can even keep your waste paper bin on the wall (as shown in picture) with this quirky wall-mounted post box.
If you do need to store some things at ground level, using containers with wheels is really handy when it comes to moving them around and helps to keep the space flexible.
Guide to putting up shelves
Top tip: Keep cables tidied away
Use a cable tidy to keep wires out of sight. As well as looking tidy this also helps avoid tangled cables and it makes cleaning a lot easier. The cable tidy can be cut off to an appropriate length.