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A flexible home office in the living room

The rise in flexible work practices means more of us are choosing to work from home, more often. If space is limited, consider turning a corner of the living room into a home office. Try these ideas to get the ideal work-life balance.

Two desks and desk chairs in the corner of a white living room with wall storage.
Two desks and desk chairs in the corner of a white living room with wall storage.

Mix and match storage

Save floor space by dedicating one wall to storage for all your office essentials. Mix boxes, trays, drawers and shelves in the same colour to create your own customised unit. Label files and boxes to keep everything organised and easy to find. Try storing larger items such as paper rolls through the shelf brackets.

Choose flexible furniture

A flexible workspace can be better for you and your productivity. Investing in a standing support such as the NILSERIK adjustable stool will make sitting more active and help improve posture. The stool’s height is easily altered to match the height of your desk just by pressing the buttons under the seat.

Make room for collaboration

Store space-saving foldable seating on wall-mounted hooks so it’s easy to grab an extra chair for colleagues when they come over. Use plants to bring a sense of wellbeing to your workspace and to blur the line between office and home.

Create a mobile workstation

Move your office around your home to follow the natural light or take in an inspiring view. This storage unit on wheels can be used as a cabinet or as a standing desk. It has magnetic mesh sides where you can hook cables or post reminders.

Try smarter working

When space is limited, choose hard-working essentials with hidden extras. Task lighting is best for focused desk work, and the base of this lamp is also a wireless phone charger. It has a USB port too, if you prefer to plug in a charger cable.