How to Work Well from Home

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The shift towards working from home has changed how we think about our living spaces. They're not just places to eat, sleep, and relax - they're also offices, studios, and meeting rooms. This blend of personal and professional life needs a workspace that's not only functional but also both professional and inviting. Here's how you can create a work-from-home environment that encourages productivity and calmness.


Choosing the Perfect Office Desk

A solid wood desk is a reliable option to build your home office decor around. Solid wood is durable, sustainable, and timeless. Whether you opt for a minimalist design or something more rustic, a solid wood desk provides the ideal surface for your work - you won’t find any frustrating wobbly legs here. Plus, the natural look of our sustainably sourced timber will make your workspace feel a little more connected to the outside world, a lovely feeling when spending time indoors. As a classic, yet versatile, feature - your solid wood desk will happily become part of, and timelessly blend into, your home office as you update accessories and interior style.

Plus, each and every one of our handmade solid wood desks come with a 25 Year Guarantee.



Creating a Serene Office Space

Your home office should allow you to feel relaxed and encourage productivity by having few distractions. If space is premium in your home, create a multifunctional area that can transition from work to relaxation with ease. Choose a spot with plenty of natural light - you could place your desk facing out to view the window, or simply in a sunny spot.

Neutral Tones and a Pop of Colour

Start with a base of neutral tones for your office. Whites, beiges, and light woods create a calm, focused atmosphere ideal for concentration. If your work includes being creative, incorporating a pop of colour can provide inspiration and keep the space feeling vibrant. Consider a statement chair in a bold hue, layered with beautiful soft furnishings like a blue herringbone throw or bright vases to complement your home office. These splashes of colour not only add personality but can also enhance your mood and productivity!

Keeping Clutter to a Minimum

A cluttered desk can lead to a cluttered mind. Use desk organisers, shelves, and storage boxes to keep your workspace tidy. A clean desk policy isn't just about aesthetics - it's about efficiency. By keeping only what you need within arm's reach, you minimise distractions and maximise productivity. Why not make use of dual screens? By syncing your tablet to your computer, it’ll allow you to seamlessly switch between research and writing. Keep your tablet in your eyeline using a tablet stand to easily mimic a second screen!



The Importance of Good Lighting

Good lighting is non-negotiable in your home office. You could position your desk near a window to take advantage of natural light or use a desk lamp that offers focused lighting for tasks. A well-lit desk reduces eye strain and creates a more vibrant and energised workspace. Depending on the size of your desk space, choose between a larger stylish lamp, or, where space is more limited, pick out a more compact statement lamp.

Making the Work Space Your Own

Finally, personalise your space with items that make it uniquely yours. These might be photos of loved ones, a favourite mug, or a plant or two. Our collection of planters and vases are sure to bring your houseplants to life - and the refreshing touch of greenery is a beautiful addition to your home office space. These personal touches not only make your workspace feel more comfortable, but are sure to put a smile on your face.


Working from home is made easier by creating a space that feels calming and one that you love to spend time in. One of the greatest perks of working from home is the ability to feel comfortable and cosy in your own space. Designing the perfect workspace for you, where you can work effectively from home, is a great way to optimise the space for your individual working style. Whether it’s a colourful room or a space of complete serenity, find the perfect furniture and accessories for your at-home workspace in our home office collection.

Sophie, Interior stylist at Funky Chunky Furniture discussing our wood options

Sophie O'Mahony

Sophie is our in-house interior fashion expert, writing our on-trend blogs and curates our ethical accessory collections.

Sophie works with the furniture designers at Funky Chunky Furniture - she has quite a bit of experience creating rustic interior design sets for photo shoots across all rooms in the home.

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