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How to create an inspiring home office

On paper, working from home seems like a great idea, though when you actually commit to creating a work space in your home, you can find yourself spiralling into hours of procrastination. When working from home, it becomes easier to justify running a quick errand or two or putting in that extra load of laundry and time can quickly run away. It is healthy to separate your homelife from your work-life and here at Utility, we have selected our favourite pieces of office furniture and accessories to help you to create an inspiring home office that you’ll never want to leave.

Furniture

The aesthetics of your work space will entice you to continue working, especially if your furniture not only looks good, but is super comfortable too.

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Whilst working, it is important that your back is supported, especially if you’re hunched over a laptop all day. Add a touch of understated design and comfort to your home office with the fully customisable AAC20 chair designed by Hee Welling and created for the ‘About a Chair’ series for Hay.

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Kit out your home office in the iconic String Works style. Comprising of a number of components including work desks, storage units, cabinets and shelving, this flexible office structure was designed in 1949 by Swedish architect Nils Strinning and has continued to work stylistically and functionally in an office environment.

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For the minimalist, the clean lines of our Universo Positivo B desk designed by Hertel & Klarhoefer makes for a space saving solution when it comes to your home office desk space.

Accessories

Whether it’s a practical accessory to help with storage and organisation, or just a little something to help brighten up your work space, here at Utility we have something to suit all office styles.

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It’s true what they say, tidy desk equals a tidy mind and with a tidy mind you’ll be able to concentrate on your workload better. Organise your home desk area with the Vitra toolbox designed by Arik Levy, a quirky way to store those office essentials such as pens and notepads.

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When concentration levels are low, a touch of nature might spring you into action, or better still even inspire some of your best work yet. Bring some greenery to your desk with our large concrete desktop planner. Perfect for storing stationery and other small supplies, this desk organiser will add instant character to your home office.
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You’ll never want to leave your desk again if you’re reminded of what needs to be done by the end of your working day. Prioritise tasks with our 5 days a week paper mousepad - there’s also a few witty tick boxes to help you through the day. When your working week is done, and brimming with your important thoughts, simply tear the sheet off and start afresh.

So if you work from home, there’s plenty of reasons to be inspired if you have the right surroundings and the right mindset.

Do you have any top tips for staying inspired when working from home?

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