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  • The home office is used for many purposes: running a business, paying bills, researching ideas, and working from home. Based on your work needs, your home office should provide storage for your supplies and paperwork, have enough space, and be a comfortable and inspiring place to work. Get started with our best tips and tricks for setting up your home office below. 
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    ​Shop for Essentials

    Find the materials that will suit your needs and your space. Desks range from slim writing tables to grand executive desks. Consider an ergonomic or adjustable-height desk, which are ideal for their health benefits. A chair that gives lumbar support is recommended for working at a desk all day. Your chair should let your feet rest flat on the floor, and there should be 90 degree angles at your knees and hips.

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    ​Decorate with Style

    Get inspired! Take a look at our Shop the Look gallery for designer home offices. ​Your home office can and should reflect your personal style. Create a focal point with a decor piece that inspires you, like artwork behind your computer screen. 

    Many design features are also functional, such as shelving units that display artwork and decor and hide equipment and storage. 

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    ​Organize your Home Office

    Creating an organization system while you set up your home office will help you keep it tidy all the time, and you will be able to find everything you need when you need it. Keeping your desk and office clutter-free will help you to stay on track and avoid distractions.

    Don't let your home office become a catch-all for random items. Create enough storage and stock up on necessities (printer ink, paper, notebooks, paperclips).

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  • Bonus Tips!

    What can you do if you don't actually have a home office? You don't need a designated room to have an office space. See our ideas for how to Create a Workspace When You Don't Have an Office.

    If you need quiet to work, set up your office space in an area that has a door or is away from the main living space in your home. This way, you can separate yourself from noisy interruptions and focus on working. 

    Don't skimp on lighting. Poor lighting can cause eye strain and headaches while working. A combination of natural light, ambient light, and a desk lamp should illuminate your workspace effectively. 

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