How to create a productive home office setup

Let’s delve into the realm of decorating your home office setup. In today’s landscape, working from home has become a viable option for many businesses. Yet, when it comes to furnishing and styling our homes, the office often takes a backseat or receives far less attention. That’s why we are here to guide you toward creating a beautiful and productive home office space.

Avoid glare on your computer

Aligning your office layout with the windows can be beneficial. Avoid placing your desk directly in front of a window or have your back facing a window, as this can cause glare on your computer screen and hinder productivity and comfort.

Office Lighting

Integrating task lighting, such as a desk lamp, can enhance your work environment and provide a softer ambience compared to standard downlights. For those who prefer working during the night, a floor lamp can be a suitable alternative, especially if you are already using screens.

Home Office Furniture

Opt for a chair that not only offers comfort but also suits your aesthetic preferences. It should provide proper back support and cushioning while being at the right height for your desk. Keep in mind that functionality is key, as most of the time, the chair will be tucked under the desk, so there is no need to stress about the aesthetics as much as we do.

Choose a desk that caters to your specific work requirements. If you engage in tasks like mood boarding and creating models, a spacious desk might be ideal. On the other hand, if you regularly file items and need storage, a desk with drawers would be beneficial. Additionally consider whether an L-shaped desk or a standalone desk better suits your work style, as this can impact your overall productivity.


How to Style Your Home Office

Once you have your desk and chair in place, if you find yourself unsure about how to further style your office, consider incorporating an occasional armchair with a throw or even an ottoman if the space permits.

Wall art is an excellent styling element that can create an inspiring and trendy atmosphere. You can explore various options such as prints, floating shelves, or even a vision board reflecting your goals.

Adding a rug to the room can be highly effective in bringing the space together and creating a cozy atmosphere. A well-placed rug can cover floorboards, tie in different colours, and introduce varied textures to the room.

If you’re on a budget and styling with furniture is not feasible, an accent wall can be a powerful tool. Whether it’s VJ panelling, textured finishes, or contemporary wallpaper, an accent wall adds an artsy touch to the space.


After incorporating all the essential furniture and main elements into your space, it’s the small décor items that truly bring the room together and add depth to it. Consider organisation décor like trays, baskets and organisers to seamlessly blend functionality into the space. If you prefer a more staged appearance for your home office, steering away from a typical ‘office’, introduce sculptures, display books and small potted plants to achieve a more styled and curated look.

We believe it is important to maintain a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetics in your office décor, ensuring that it not only appeals visually but also promotes productivity and wellbeing. If you need help furnishing and styling your home office, Blink Living specialises in custom furniture packages. Contact us at 5455 5015 or via email at for more information