Ask your friends how to describe their ideal work place at home and you’ll get a dozen different answers. I can survive with my laptop and couch whereas my husband needs a desk and several additional tables so he can see all of his paperwork. What works for you? Answer yes or no to the four questions below to see some options that should suit your office personality.
1. I’m simplistic and do not have a need for a lot of storage:
A: Yes – then try the Gunnar Desk for Z Gallerie, its simple design will match your minimalist taste
B: No – The Design Workshop from CB2 could be a great solution for you, tons of storage and shelving with the option for matching add-ons like file cabinets if you need them
2. I’m a visual worker and like to have notes and reminders available:
A: Yes – then you need a chalkboard and bulletin board – create the system that works for you with Pottery Barn’s Build Your Own Components System
B: No – then perhaps all you need is a little desk organization, try the Kvissle collection from Ikea
3. I want a super comfortable computer chair even if it looks like an office chair:
A: Yes – go for the SAYL chair at the Herman Miller Store, it’s pricey but your butt and back will thank you
B: No – you prefer a more natural looking chair, it is your home after all. Try the Boss Office Chair from Office Depot, it’s a classic that will never go out of style.
4. I like a neutral space so I can concentrate, no bright colors or art:
A: Yes – spice up your space with some simple stripes and keep the rest clean and white. Black and white striped rug from Crate & Barrel
B: No – give your office a punch of color, the kind you wouldn't get in most real offices with this NuLOOM Alexis Moroccan print rug from Overstock in whatever color you fancy