How To Design a Home Office That Makes You Feel Productive & Happy

How To Design a Home Office That Makes You Feel Productive & Happy

How To Design a Home Office That Makes You Feel Productive & Happy

Many people started working from home during the pandemic and have then continued to do so – at least part time. I have been working from home for many years and my husband joined the home office during the pandemic too. We’ve had to make some changes to ensure we can both work from home at the same time and I’ve learnt a lot about what’s important in a home office environment.

When working from home, it’s important that you stay motivated and productive throughout the day. The right set-up in your home office will help you with this but I also believe that it’s important to ensure that the room is a space that you look forward to spending time in, that your office makes you feel happy. That will definitely improve your productivity and your attitude towards your work tasks.

Let’s have a look at how to design a home office that makes you feel productive and happy!

How To Design a Home Office That Makes You Feel Productive & Happy
  • The right desk & chair for your needs

The main piece of furniture in your home office will most likely be your desk. If you have a small space to work with, it can be tempting to go for a small desk to save space in the room but it’s important that your desk is large enough to ensure you can do all the tasks you need to do. Before choosing a desk, think about what items you use on a typical day when working. If you only need your computer, then you can go smaller but if you need other technology or files, you’ll need a bigger space. Both of us have standing desks with matching bamboo tabletops but in different sizes.

Making sure that you can stay in an ergonomic position while you work is important too so that you don’t damage your body and don’t get distracted by discomfort. If you can, try office chairs in store before you buy to ensure comfort.

How To Design a Home Office That Makes You Feel Productive & Happy
  • Get organised in a stylish way

In any office you’ll need some storage for stationary, technology and/or files. A neat and tidy work environment is great for productivity and will save you time too as you’ll not be losing things when everything has a home.

I’m all about furniture that looks great and is functional too. My most recent office addition is a very stylish set of customisable Silverline Multidrawers from which you can see above.

Rainbow office drawers

You can customise these by selecting the size and number of drawers, the colour for the cabinet and the colours for the drawers which is brilliant and so much fun! You can also make your unit lockable if you wish.

Rainbow office drawers have lots of customisable office furniture that let you create the perfect look for your home office. The products are manufactured here in the UK from recycled steel which is great too.

These drawers have helped keep my desk clear as I now have a space for any paperwork that I currently need for work, post to deal with, bits of technology equipment, and daily items such as my calendar and to-do list that I put away at the end of the workday. My new rainbow filing drawers definitely make me feel happy when working! I love the pop of the bright colours!

How To Design a Home Office That Makes You Feel Productive & Happy
  • Take pride in your home office

You are likely spending many hours each day working in your home office, so take pride in this space that you’ve created and keep it looking nice and functioning well. Make sure you are all stocked up on office supplies, such as notepads, calendars and pen nibs for your Parker pens and that you keep these organised. Put things away in their designated spaces and tidy your workspace at the end of each day so that you can start each morning with a clean space. Decorate your home office with some items that you love – a stylish lamp, a potted plant, some desk accessories (they also help keep your tabletop clear!), and some prints on the wall that motivate and inspire you.


Making sure your working space is set up to help you stay productive is so important and always remember to choose items that make you feel happy when you look at them too. A tidy space equals a tidy mind so keep your office organised with stylish office furniture and give your desk a quick tidy-up at the end of each day.

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