Ideas for your home office 

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Working from home has become the new normal for many people in the last year. Depending on your job, working from a desk at home comes with different advantages and disadvantages, and it also poses the following key challenge: How do I set up my home office workspace so I can work as effectively as possible? We've put together a wealth of useful tips to help you turn a dreary office corner into a productive workspace in no time at all.


No matter how much or how little space you have for your home office, the trick is to make efficient, clever use of it. Many furniture manufacturers have developed multi-functional solutions, designed to meet all your requirements. Embrace creative use of storage space and be inspired by our suggestions.

1) Find the perfect corner

The working environment at home is usually more multi-functional than a dedicated office. Find a space that is as quiet as possible and try to eliminate any disturbances. This gives you a solid basis for concentrating on your work. Placing your desk next to the rumble of the tumble dryer or overlooking a playground is not such a great idea.


2) Let there be light

Daylight, if possible, is the best option, but a good lamp can also help you concentrate and protect your eyes. If you can't work near to a window, you need to have a source of light positioned to the side with the light directed down at an angle to prevent glare and reflections. It's important to give your eyes regular breaks, especially when staring at a screen for long periods. Look off into the distance, roll your eyes or simply close them for a minute from time to time. We recommend the 20:20:20 rule, every 20 minutes, look at an object at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.


3) Think about ergonomics

Let's start with a tip: moving about and changing position regularly helps to prevent strain on your joints and back when working at home. Ensure that your desk provides sufficient storage space and is at the right height. If your budget allows, invest in a desk that can be adjusted to exactly the right height. Your chair is at the right height if your upper and lower legs form a right angle and your feet are flat on the floor. Dynamic backrests adjust to your weight and protect your back.


4) Create enough storage space

Where did you put that outstanding invoice? And where's that pen that keeps going missing? It's hard to remain productive if your desk is piled high with clutter. Nowadays there are attractive and practical alternatives to the classic under-desk drawer units. Office furniture can look like home furniture. Here are a few ideas to suit every budget and space.

For small homes with little space the mobile Office Tower can be just what you need.

The Office Tower provides room for a laptop, office paraphernalia and more while taking minimal space. As it is on wheels, it becomes a mobile standing desk with all your folders and documents to hand thanks to the integrated drawers. Find out here how the Office Tower converts from a mobile office into a homely chest of drawers.


For medium-sized spaces the multi-functional workspace might be the answer.


A wall cabinet lift system provides easily accessible storage space and keeps everything in order. Thicker files can be stored with ease in the tall cabinet with shelves. The practical pull-out shelf with lock is helpful when you're looking for a document in one of the folders above. Full extensions with an inner dividing system in the base cabinet are useful for accommodating office materials so they are clearly arranged and close at hand. You can find planning drawings and technical data for this idea in the download area on this website.

For discreet integration in your living space pocket systems are great for hiding everything away.

If you don't want to dedicate a whole room to office space or don't have enough room, then simply let REVEGO hide all the office furniture behind a large-area front. The double or single door is opened by touch and then slides into the pocket. The entire furniture unit can then be accessed with ease. A single touch again suffices to gently eject doors from the pocket. To close the home office and restore elegance, simply press shut.


For minimalists wall cabinet lift systems with additional benefits might be the answer.

Do you want an open room design but with everything close to hand? Wall cabinet lift systems are discreet and create easily accessible storage space. The doors do not protrude into the room so you have maximum freedom of movement. When the workspace on the desk is no longer needed, you can continue to use the office space as a living space thanks to the flexible AVENTOS lift systems.


For your eyes only lockable office furniture gives security.

Some documents need to be stored safely, especially in households where there are children. Lockable pull-outs prevent your tax returns or other sensitive documents from prying eyes. The CABLOXX locking system can be used for different types and heights of drawer. A pull-out lock prevents free-standing furniture from tipping over, as it's not possible to open several pull-outs at once.


5) Create a feel-good atmosphere

How you feel in your home office affects your productivity and this shouldn't be underestimated. Make sure your workspace is visually appealing. Hang a nice picture up, put a plant on your desk and ensure there is enough fresh air. Plan sufficient breaks in your workday, stand up and move about from time to time. Having a virtual cup of coffee with your work colleagues can also help you feel refreshed and boost your mood.

All advantages at a glance

  • Make best use of your storage space at home

  • Mobile Office Tower for flexible working in the smallest of spaces

  • A well-thought-out workspace at home with lots of storage space

  • REVEGO, the pocket system from Blum, for concealing office corners

  • AVENTOS lift systems offer unrestricted access and additional storage space

  • Lockable office furniture ensures safe storage of documents

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