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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 a workspace 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 colors and materials that match with the rest of your deco for a chic, coordinated look that blends right in.

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See all desks & computer desks

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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See all office chairs

Select office storage solutions

It’s hard to keep a clear head if your desk is a mess. Declutter 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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See all drawer units

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!

How to use the FÖRNUFTIG air purifier
How to use the FÖRNUFTIG air purifier

Create calm

Are you trying to work in peace in a shared space such as your living room? A portable desk makes it easier to move around to find a quiet zone where you can work undisturbed, just about anywhere.

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Manage cables and accessories

Are your cables running wild? Investing in some cable management accessories will help you get them under control, and even if you’re only working from home temporarily, they can come in handy behind the TV bench or under the dinner table.

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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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Recharge 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.