Having a suitably equipped office space in the home is an essential for anyone wanting to catch up on some extra study or home working time. With more and more people working from home during the week on occasion, it makes sense as much as possible to have an interior space ready.
Even when you're unable to have an entire room fitted as a home office, there are ways to bring a level of accessibility and functionality to any space in the home. Here are some tips and suggestions from Home Colours on how to create an organised home office space.
If you're reading or writing at a desk you'll want to be confident that there is a suitable light source for highlighting your work. The reliability and output of the light can ideally combine well with a stylish design.
A lamp such as the Umage Champagne Table Lamp Stand, Brushed Brass with USB brings a superb elegance and inspiring design alongside pragmatic 21st century technology. The port allows you to charge a phone, tablet or anything else with a USB connection at your desk. The power is charged even when the light is turned off, making it a terrifically useful product for the home office. The lamp stand takes an LED bulb capable of a maximum output of 15watts.
When you work from home it's a great feeling to know you're equipped for all possibilities; and when there's a lot of paperwork around and you're short on space a bit of tape could be just the thing that's needed.
The Strip Tape Dispenser, Chrome (above) by Umbra Shift is the kind of accessory that is good to have around the home office as a useful item. Featuring a striking design, the easy to use tape dispense can be practically stored in a pencil case, or on a desk.
Message boards provide an alternate visual reference point for dealing with notes, reminders and memos. Offering a different source of organisation that the phone or computer screen, a board can act as both memory aid and as a valuable source of motivation.
Take the Trigon Bulletboard by Umbra. This versatile item offers the chance to important notes, lists and reminders all in one place. Easy to hang from any wall space, you can use the bullet-board for placing papers and pictures with pins or magnets. The super-smart design of the piece provides a magnetic strip with concave shapes allowing pins to go through. Brilliant for keeping everything nice and tidy, while you go about the day's business.