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A colourfully contemporary home workspace

For many today, commuting to work means walking over to the part of your home designated for that purpose. See how this small-space apartment doubles as a workspace, yet makes uncompromising room for function, focus and flair.

A colourful room with a workspace centred around a white TROTTEN desk and a light-brown-and-pink HATTEFJÄLL office chair.
A colourful room with a workspace centred around a white TROTTEN desk and a light-brown-and-pink HATTEFJÄLL office chair.

Storage worthy of a video-call background

Spacious shelving is great – especially when it looks great, too. Mixing in boxes of different shapes and patterns adds an eye-catching dimension. Balance paperwork and magazine files with personal odds and ends. Conversation pieces to keep the work meeting going, or just set the mood after hours.

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A yellow room with an EKENABBEN shelving-unit combination laden with different-size boxes, magazine files and decorations.
BJÖRKSPIREA LED deco lights, a HÄRLIGA glass dome and other decorations on top of a shelf against a yellow wall.
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Balancing the hard and oh-so soft aspects of the day

In a small home, creating defined zones is a good way to add a sense of more space. Rugs help. Like here, where colours harmonise while dot patterns clash against straight-line tiles. Apply freely to work domain, coffee corner, cuddle zone, and so on.

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A dog playing around on a BOGENSE beige-and-white-dotted low-pile rug placed on a light-yellow tile floor.
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Think outside the cubicle

When you love colours, let them flow. That goes for a workspace as well. Even better, vibrant details come alive against the whites of a pegboard and an ergonomic, height-adjustable desk.

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A workspace with a white TROTTEN desk, a light-brown-and-pink HATTEFJÄLL office chair and colourful accessories.
A white SKÅDIS pegboard holding various colourful accessories over a white TROTTEN desk with a light-blue TERTIAL work lamp.
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A calming change of scenery

Having your home and work in the same limited space can become a bit static. To enhance the feeling of two separate spaces – including a relaxing lunch corner – the rooms have been painted in starkly different, yet harmonising hues.

Light falls through a skylight into a small but airy room with vibrant colours, open and closed storage and a workspace.
A kitchenette painted pink with a NORBERG wall-mounted drop-leaf table, a pink GRADVIS vase and two KYRRE birch stools.

The shapes of coffee breaks

Finding serenity two paces away from your desk can be a challenge. To ease the transition, this snack-and-relax corner is defined by the smooth, rounded lines of wood and textiles. The mild contrast against the surrounding geometry helps to create a soothing bubble between work sessions.

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A colourful cosy corner centred around a black-and-birch-veneer POÄNG armchair, textiles and a white NYMÅNE floor lamp.
A partly peeled orange on a side plate placed on a KYRRE birch stool standing on a BOGENSE beige-and-white-dotted rug.
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