Home Office Ideas: Everything You Need to Work Remotely

With working from home the new normal for many in these strange pandemic-battling times, we are all looking for ways to improve the situation. You may not be able to buy toilet rolls or hand sanitizer, but you can make your home office a more pleasant place to spend your nine to five.

While there's more time to hang out with your pet in your comfy outfits, there's also the danger of distraction, lack of structure and a smaller -- or sometimes completely absent -- dedicated office space. The best home offices inspire productivity in addition to looking good. Think plenty of sunlight, clutter-free surfaces, ample shelves and storage space, and comfortable, ergonomic furniture to work on.

To help you navigate the trickier parts of working while stuck at home and staying Zen, We’ve rounded up our favorite home office ideas, from a proper desk and office chair to shelving, decor, and supplies. Whether you have an entire room or you're working with a smaller space, we've got inspiration for you with these incredible home office ideas.

Here are Homely's home office ideas and what you’ll need to set up a workspace that’s as comfy as it is functional.


Zane Walnut Desk

As tempting as it might be to work from the couch, you'll be so happy with a sturdy, stylish office desk. This desk is ready for anything and fits well in most spaces. Its single drawer with a keyhole pull will store a few of your essentials. The flared legs are rounded with a flat edge and play a beautiful supporting role. Shop Now


Tremaine Drafting Chair

Lift the aesthetic of your home or office with a stylish and well-built drafting chair. A selection of vegan leather colors offers upholstery that brings a sophisticated touch. Enjoy ergonomic benefits with a tension-controlled tilted seat and adjustable seat height and footrest height. Padded armrests round out the comfort details and make this an excellent choice. Shop Now

Set Of 3 Gold Baskets

Unleash your organizational skills with this three-piece desk organizer. This set of simple grid trays are a gorgeous storage solution. Fill them with magazines, papers, office essentials - anything that needs a chic landing spot. We love the built-in handles for easy transport. They will look great wherever you place them. Shop Now

Lyfe Planter

Spruce up your space with a sizable, home-office-friendly plant, which will be the focal point of the new decor in your room. This 12-sided geodesic planter is molded from silicon, making it grippy and tactile. As it rotates in mid-air, different shades appear, providing a hypnotic and relaxing experience for your home of office. Watch your plant twirl in the air, and experience it from different angles. Shop Now

Jamison Table Lamp

A well-lit workspace is a bright idea because good lighting is a crucial component of a productive, functional workspace. With a perfect profile this handsome table lamp will keep you on task. Propped up on its low-to-the-ground base it provides light wherever you need it. Shop Now

Ellingham Bookcase

Small space? No problem. The Ellingham fits exceptionally well into tight spaces, providing storage space for books and files. The spacious airy feel of the Ellingham is attributed to four of its tall splayed legs which raise the body of the cabinet off the floor occupying minimal space both physically and visually. Shop Now


Still need help designing your home office? No worries, you can work with one of Homely's independent interior designers to create a space that you'll love.