Interior designers' advice
Interior design tips for your office
The dramatic increase in working from home has made an office space a necessity. With so many desk options available—large or small, architect-style or designer-inspired, in a separate room or in a corner of the living room—which one should you choose? Our interior designers will help you answer that question with their sound advice.
The 4 questions to ask yourself before choosing a desk
Which room will the desk be in?
Do you have a dedicated office or will it be in a corner of your living room or bedroom? If you don't have a dedicated office, it's best to go for something discreet that will blend in with your existing decor. Or better still, one that "disappears" at the weekend so you can totally relax!
Do I need a lot of space or just a small work surface?
Your style of desk will depend very much on your job. You may only use a computer, or you may need a larger area for drawing, stacking files or something else.
How often do I use my desk?
The layout of your desk will depend on how often you use it and what you use it for. You may need to think about additional units for a printer or stationery, and related furniture like a comfortable office chair and a desk lamp.
What style of desk do I like?
There are a myriad of options to choose from: bright and pastel colours, natural wood, timeless metal and a variety of different shapes. Follow your heart while making sure your desk complements the style of your room!
Office essentials that make the difference
Although your desk is the centrepiece of your room, don't forget about all the little details that make working more enjoyable. It could be a comfortable chair, a practical lamp or indoor plants that make the room feel restful. It's all about creating a space that works for you. Your choice of desk will depend on your needs, taste and the space available. For it to be practical and aesthetically pleasing, it should blend in with your existing decor. Consultants are on hand in all our stores to help you with your purchase.