Stylish home office tips to create a space you enjoy

The office is a space that many of us know far too well. From late nights staring blankly at the computer screen, to early mornings squeezing in last minute tasks―it can almost feel like we live there.

It’s for this reason we’ve put together a few simple tips to create not only a stylish office space, but an inspiring and functional one that you actually enjoy, using a few key pieces that will be on display at The Retail Quarter.

De-clutter―get rid of the clutter. Although there may be a thousand things going on in your head, it doesn’t mean this should be reflected on your desk. Don’t make your office space a dumping ground for mountains of coffee cups and piles of paper work―keep your office clutter-free and organised.  

Storage is key―you’ve probably heard it time and time again, but we can promise that if you get some really great storage for your office space you will significantly improve your productivity.  Organising your tasks into separate folders not only gives everything a home, but also reduces the risk of losing things. For the variety of pens sprawled across your desk, coffee cups make excellent (and stylish) penholders and there are thousands of designs you can choose.

Find the perfect lighting―for those lucky enough to have large windows in their home office, why not maximise your use of natural light by keeping the curtains open and letting in the natural light. If you need a bit of privacy, sheer curtains in a lighter colour are the perfect answer. However, if the lighting is dull, don’t fret, as the right desk lamp will not only provide the lighting you need, but will also add an element style to your home office.

Bring the outdoors, indoors―although most of us would rather be outside enjoying the beautiful spring weather rather than working, why not compromise and bring the outdoors, indoors. Fresh flowers are a great way to brighten up your space, making it fresh and inviting. If you’re a hay fever suffer, why not go for a terrarium or hanging pots to add some lush greenery.

The finishing touch―candles are the perfect addition to any space, and when it’s the room you’re spending a lot of time in of course you want it to smell amazing. With so many options to choose from, why not select a scent that’s going to make you feel like you’re working on the beaches of Tahiti. Endless Candles has created a scent to help you do just that.

All of these products are currently on display at The Retail Quarter