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Shop by room: Home office
When it’s time to focus, there’s nothing quite like a quiet sanctuary that’s all your own. Your home office can be a great place to get creative or buckle down on analytical work, but it’s hard to put the room to use when you don’t have the right equipment. From ergonomic seating to proper storage and some decorations to showcase your personality, this Shop by Room category offers a complete collection of furnishings and accessories to make your office work for you rather than against you.
Proper furniture is the most basic building block of a home office. All the accessories in the world can’t really help when there isn’t a place to sit and write, draft or type. Each of the office furniture subcategories displayed here provides an essential building block for your workspace.Desks and chairs: One of the best things about a home office is that there are no real restrictions on what you’re “allowed” to get, and that means you can feel free to experiment. The standing desk trend may appeal to you, or perhaps you’d prefer a stylish vintage-inspired writing desk. In this subcategory, the sky’s the limit. Your options are plentiful, and you can use various product filters or simply browse to find exactly what you need. With a similar range of desk chairs to consider, your most essential office furniture pieces can set the ideal tone for your at-home workspace.Cube storage and bookcases: Large storage furniture pieces are your best friend when it comes to keeping that beautiful new desk uncluttered. Cube storage in particular offers versatility for stashing notebooks, textbooks, tech accessories and other office odds and ends. Don’t forget that bookcases can also support more than just books, with some options offering enough depth and width to support storage bins and boxes to keep your office tidy.Printer stands: Modern desks tend to follow minimalist design principles, which makes sense considering that few people work on desktop computers that use bulky CPUs. This means that printers and other unwieldy machines tend to need their own support furniture, which you’ll find in this section. You may want to select this piece after you’ve picked out your desk, chair and shelving in order to ensure a cohesive aesthetic flow throughout the office.
Sometimes, office furniture can’t do the organizational heavy lifting all on its own. The Office Organization subcategory includes several different types of storage and arrangement accessories that can assist you in the battle against office clutter.File cabinets, drawers and carts: The exact items you may need from these subcategories may depend on the type of work you do in your office. Professional and personal finance tasks requiring the use of hanging file systems and locking drawers are best suited to file cabinets. Craft and design projects requiring several different small storage compartments are likely to correspond well with drawers and carts. In some cases, you may need both types of storage items in order to cover all your bases. Think about the kind of papers and supplies you tend to store in your office and browse both categories to make an informed decision.Baskets, bins and desktop organizers: Small organizing accessories like bins, baskets and desktop organizers give a proper home to the various tools and components that tend to accumulate in the average office. Keep your tech-device cables neatly organized and available, avoid scattered highlighters on the desk and give yourself a place to put random stuff to maintain a sense of order where you need it most. As with the other items in our Home Office category, the products in these subcategories offer some decorative opportunities, though you can also opt to go for a purely utilitarian approach as well.
After all the important functional bases are covered, you may want to bring in some decorative elements to add spirit and set the mood in your office. Decor gives you the opportunity to say something about your competence or remind yourself of what you’re working so hard to achieve. Some decor items, including rugs, curtains and lamps, are also important functional items that tie the room together with good taste. Because they serve as a nice final touch for the office as a whole, it’s often best to choose these items last so you can again consider everything you already have and aim for cohesion. However, you can always browse these decor sections during your planning phase to see if a particular item jumps out at you. If this happens, you’ve got a good style guide for planning the rest of your office design.