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Small Tips To Maximise Space In Your Home Office

Now more than ever, many of us are working from home due to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Abbie Faulkner
While we’re in self-isolation and social distancing, it can be quite difficult to focus on things when our definition of normality has shifted. We know how hard it is to concentrate on important work tasks, which is why we’ve compiled a list of top tips to help you maximise space in your home office, and create a functional, productive work atmosphere.
Whether you already have a fully kitted out home office, or you only have a small space to work in, there are plenty of ways to improve efficiency.

Storage Space Solutions

First of all, you need to consider the amount of workflow that you’re going to receive, what you’re going to need for it, and a timescale on how long it’s going to take you to complete. There’s nothing quite like working around a desk or work station that is overcrowded with notes, pens and other office accessories.
Shelves are extremely useful for stationery, technology devices such as USBs, hard drives, phone chargers, laptop chargers and so on. If you’re usually a paper hoarder, try and find space to store files digitally. This way they’re easily stored, you can access them whenever needed and you won’t potentially lose them.

Limit Furniture

You don’t need the full commercial office space you’ve been dreaming of, with the big desk, side drawers and so on. The basic home office only requires a few things: a stable, robust desk - you can opt for a sit to standing desk as it’s versatile and flexible, and it helps avoid back, neck, spine and shoulder injuries from too much strain when seated.
Next up, a comfortable, supportive office chair. It’s imperative you have a supportive back to your chair as you’re on it for prolonged periods of time. Check out the latest office chair trends and which design is best for you and your needs.


If there are items you don’t use day to day, it’s time to move them somewhere else or throw them away. Decluttering helps us concentrate, and is good mentally and physically! Think about it like this, the messier your office is, the less effective space there is for you to work with.
You have a printer that you rarely use? It’s time to say your goodbyes. You have a cabinet drawer that has no purpose other than just sitting there? It’s time for it to have it’s own adventure, in another room, or outside!

Take Advantage of Sunlight

The majority of us will already have a desk lamp, but the more natural sunlight, the better. It not only increases your mood, but it makes the room appear more spacious too. We recommend avoiding floor lamps as they can take up unnecessary space.

Play with Lighting

If your home office is not fortunate enough to receive a lot of sunlight, you need to make the most of it with a vast range of lighting options! This is inexpensive and fun, as you can play around with it!