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Back to school: ideas for your home office

While September means back to school for kids, for grown ups, it means leaving holiday season behind and getting back into work mode. And if you work from home, ‘back to school’ season is a great time to reimagine your home office space. A renewed look can bring renewed energy, and a home office makeover lets you create a space you actually want to spend time (and do work) in. Here are our favourite home office ideas for your office update.

Modern home office ideas

A crisp, modern home office will help ideas flow – keeping your space, and mind, uncluttered so you can get your best thinking done. But modern home office ideas don’t have to be boring. This black leather armchair would make a great accent chair, while a patterned, monochrome rug can add texture to a pared-back space. Add a statement light, like this designer artichoke lamp shade, to create a sleek, chic home office look.

Small home office ideas

Whether you’ve got a designated home office that’s on the small side, or work from a section of another main room, styling a small home office is about making space-saving decisions. A wall light is a great small home office idea – it’ll take up less of your room than a floor or table lamp, while also adding light and style. This antique jam jar light can be wall-mounted, helping to brighten your desk. While this small beige wall lamp is neutral as well as petite, so it won’t distract your eye or overwhelm your space. A rattan chair or woven chair is a great desk chair alternative in small home offices, as the natural weave will allow light to pass through, giving the illusion of extra space.

Colourful home office ideas

If you’re looking to create an inspiring home office to boost your productivity – colour is key. Colourful spaces make us more creative – especially shades like blue and yellow. So adding colourful, bold pieces to your room is a home office idea that could help spark more of yours. This pink Moroccan basket makes a great pen holder, or place to keep your stationery. While a red handwoven rug helps bring energy to a plain desk. Paired with a colourful home office chair, like this purple pyramid chair, it’ll create a home office space that’s cool in colour.