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How to set up a home office

Where do you work best? Do you need the peace and quiet of the bedroom, or do you prefer to combine work with family life in the living room or kitchen? Whatever your preference, the tips that follow will help you to set up a sustainable home office (and perform like a pro).

A home office spot with a LISABO desk in ash veneer behind a sofa, a FORSÅ work lamp and a GUNNARED swivel chair.
A home office spot with a LISABO desk in ash veneer behind a sofa, a FORSÅ work lamp and a GUNNARED swivel chair.

Choose your work spot

You can carve out an office space you'll feel good working at practically anywhere in your home, all you need is a proper desk, a comfy chair, some storage and a lamp. Choose colours and materials that match with the rest of your deco for a chic, coordinated look that blends right in.

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A LISABO desk in ash veneer behind a sofa, a FORSÅ work lamp and the back of a GUNNARED swivel chair.
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Think office ergonomics

Taking a minute to check your posture can really improve your well-being and productivity at work. An office chair that offers good support and is height adjustable is essential even when working from home, or try a sit/stand desk and get some bonus movement into your day too.

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A light office space with two white SKARSTA sit/stand desks facing each other, 2 dark grey work lamps and 2 swivel chairs.
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Select office storage solutions

It’s hard to keep a clear head if your desk is a mess. De-clutter with small decorative boxes, a desk tidy, or a drawer unit on castors that can be wheeled out of sight at the end of the day. Add a cable tidy or a work lamp that doubles as a charger to keep your workspace clear while powering your tech.

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A white MICKE drawer unit on castors has white desk organisers on top and stands next to a black table.
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Improve your air quality

Did you know that air pollution is one of the biggest health challenges of our time? Improve your indoor air quality by adding lots of leafy plants, or try an air purifier. The FÖRNUFTIG air purifier is an affordable way to reduce unpleasant smells and remove airborne particles such as dust and pollen. Simply plug it in and press the start button!

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A person removing the filter from a white FÖRNUFTIG air purifier standing on top of a white chest of drawers.
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Furnish with planet (and people) friendly materials

Rugs protect your floor and add a little soundproofing to your home office. A durable rug like this one made from sisal can withstand almost anything – from constant movements from your office chair to stains from your morning coffee. Just remember to add an anti-slip rug underlay for your comfort and safety.

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A flatwowen natural VISTOFT rug lays on a floor.
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Re-charge and relax

It’s easy to forget to take regular breaks with no colleagues around to remind you, which isn’t good for creativity. Try downloading an app that tells you to get up from your desk and have a quick stretch every hour, and keep some wholesome snacks handy for when you need an afternoon boost.

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An orange MUNSBIT package containing nut bars on a wooden surface next to a cup of coffee and a laptop.
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