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Five Tips For Setting Up The Ideal Home Office

As more people turn to freelance work and self-employment, the home office is fast becoming the new norm. Working from home welcomes the luxury of freedom that’s hard to find in a conventional office setting. However, the comfort of your own home may also act as a distraction, so it’s important to design a fully functional workspace that is both stimulating and inspiring, to boost your productivity. Here are five tips on setting up the ideal home office, for maximum comfort, style and efficiency.

The Evolution Of The Work Desk [Infographic]

Back in the 1980s, most office desks were identikit oblongs dominated by huge beige computer monitors and chunky keyboards. (If you were lucky, there was maybe enough room for a notepad, stapler and dictionary.) These days, the office desk is a much sleeker beast thanks to the rise of digital media and all-new ways of working. This infographic takes a look at the desk’s evolution: from the days of the Compaq Portable to the trendy era of desk cycles.

The Colourfully Organised Office Of Container Store CEO Kip Tindell

Kip Tindell, founder and CEO of The Container Store, has a workspace that unsurprisingly features lots of organisation products, from shelving systems to colourful wall corkboards to matching file and magazine boxes.

Build A Transforming Workbench, Desk And Storage Unit

If you don’t have a lot of space, you need to make creative use of what you have. Over on Instructables, polyyglot45 shows off a desk project that turns into storage, a workbench, or a desk.

Glass Globes And Gorgeous Desk Accessories: The Ugmonk Studio Workspace

Ugmonk, a family-based business started by designer Jeff Sheldon, creates things like leather mousepads, typographic prints, and graphic t-shirts. So as you might expect, Sheldon’s home studio is visually pleasing.

The Sun-Lit Hallway Workspace

A hallway can be a great spot for a workspace, as long as it’s wide and bright enough. Today’s featured workspace definitely is and it looks beautiful.

The Baffled, Bias-Lit Workspace

YouTuber Mumbo Jumbo makes some pretty rad Minecraft videos and posted his equally awesome workspace to Reddit for everyone to see. Some ambient bias lighting, some acoustic foam baffling and a well-placed microphone, and he has a great setup for gaming, video recording and more.

The Floating, Hand-Crafted Wood, Triple Monitor Workspace

Your desk, bookshelves, and other furniture really don’t need legs, as long as you can bolt them to the wall. That’s the case for this space-saving DIY workspace, with its wall-mounted planks of wood.

The Pallet Wall Workspace For Two

Planks of wood from pallets and a solid 10-foot wide desk make this home office unique without ruining the minimalist vibe. Best of all, you can share it with your loved one. Awww.

The Flipping Tables Workspace

Some people like motivational posters or family photos above their workspace. Not so for Bob Jouy, whose main workspace wall simply showcases the table flipping emoji.

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